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Meanings of Flowers

It is generally believed that the practice of assigning meanings to flowers began in Turkey during the seventeenth century when lovers began using floral exchanges to convey particular messages. Later, the Victorian era witnessed a rise in the popularity of this "flower language" and suitors carefully studied various dictionaries of "florography" to select the appropriate bouquets for their sweethearts. Today, with so many flower varieties to choose from, there are no "golden" rules - it's the sentiment that gives the gift its meaning... Many people assign their own personal meanings to a flower or colour that might remind them of a special event or moment in their lives.

However, we have listed a few guidelines below for those of you who may need a hand in selecting flowers best suited to your desired sentiment.

Meanings of Flowers (A-Z)

A

Flower Meaning
Alstroemeria aspiring
Amaryllis dramatic
Anemone fragile
Apple Blossom promise
Aster contentment
Azalea abundance

B

Flower Meaning
Baby's Breath festivity
Bachelor Button anticipation
Begonia deep thoughts
Black-Eyed Susan encouragement

C

Flower Meaning
Camellia graciousness
Carnation
   - pink
   - red
   - striped
   - white
   - yellow

gratitude
flashy
refusal
remembrance
cheerful
Chrysanthemum
   - bronze
   - white
   - red
   - yellow

excitement
truth
sharing
secret admirer
Cosmos peaceful
Crocus foresight

D

Flower Meaning
Daffodil chivalry
Delphinium boldness
Daisy innocence

F

Freesia spirited
Forget-Me-Not remember me forever

G

Flower Meaning
Gardenia joy
Geranium comfort
Ginger proud
Gladiolus strength of character

H

Flower Meaning
Heather solitude
Hibiscus delicate beauty
Holly domestic happiness
Hyacinth sincerity
Hydrangea perseverance

I

Flower Meaning
Iris inspiration
Ivy fidelity

J

Flower Meaning
Jasmine grace and elegance

L

Flower Meaning
Larkspur beautiful spirit
Lavender distrust
Lilac first love
Lily
   - Calla
   - Casablanca
   - Day
   - Stargazer

regal
celebration
enthusiasm
ambition
Lisianthus calming

M

Flower Meaning
Magnolia dignity
Marigold desire for riches

N

Flower Meaning
Nasturtium patriotism

O

Flower Meaning
Orange Blossom fertility
Orchid delicate beauty

P

Flower Meaning
Pansy loving thoughts
Passion flower passion
Peony healing
Poppy consolation

Q

Flower Meaning
Queen Anne's Lace delicate femininity

R

Flower Meaning
Ranunculus radiant
Rhododendron beware
Rose
   - pink
   - red
   - red & white
   - white
   - yellow

friendship
passionate love
unity
purity
zealous

S

Flower Meaning
Snapdragon presumptuous
Star of Bethlehem hope
Stephanotis good luck
Statice success
Sunflower adoration
Sweetpea shyness

T

Flower Meaning
Tuberose pleasure
Tulip
   - pink
   - purple
   - red
   - white
   - yellow

caring
royalty
declaration of love
forgiveness
hopelessly in love

V

Flower Meaning
Violet faithfulness

W

Flower Meaning
Wisteria steadfast

Y

Flower Meaning
Yarrow good health

Z

Flower Meaning
Zinnia thoughts of friends

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