Friday, July 26, 2013

Meaning of Flowers

As every flower lover knows, flowers have a language of their own. Every sentiment is expressed in one form or another by these delicate blooms. Of course, even the experts disagree on the "true meaning" of many flowers and most have different meanings to different people. So, while all flowers convey thoughtfulness and love, here are some of the more traditional flower meanings, according to one source. See, if you agree. And, remember, a gift of flowers for a special someone will always create its own personal meaning, too.

Flower Color Arrangement Meaning
Acacia Concealed Love
Acacia Beauty in Retirement
Acacia Chaste Love
Ambrosia Your Love is Reciprocated
Amaryllis Pride
Amaryllis Pastoral Poetry
Anemone Forsaken
Arbutus Thee Only Do I Love
Aster Symbol of Love
Aster Daintiness
Azalea Take Care of Yourself for Me
Azalea Temperance
Azalea Fragile Passion
Azalea Chinese Symbol of Womanhood
Bachelor Button Single Blessedness
Begonia Beware
Bells Of Ireland Good Luck
Bittersweet Truth
Bluebell Humility
Cactus Endurance
Camellia Pink Longing for you
Camellia Red You're a Flame in My Heart
Camellia White You're Adorable
Carnation Fascination
Carnation Woman Love
Carnation Pink I'll Never Forget You
Carnation Red My Heart Aches For You
Carnation Red Admiration
Carnation Purple Capriciousness
Carnation Solid Color Yes
Carnation Striped No
Carnation Striped Refusal
Carnation Striped Sorry I Can't Be With You
Carnation Striped Wish I Could Be With You
Carnation White Sweet and Lovely
Carnation White Innocence
Carnation White Pure Love
Carnation White Woman's Good Luck Gift
Carnation Yellow You Have Disappointed Me
Carnation Yellow Rejection
Cattail Peace
Cattail Prosperity
Chrysanthemum You're a Wonderful Friend
Chrysanthemum Cheerfulness and Rest.
Chrysanthemum White Truth
Chrysanthemum Yellow Slighted Love
Crocus Cheerfulness
Cyclamen Resignation and Good-bye
Daffodil Regard
Daffodil Unrequited Love
Daffodil You're the Only One
Daffodil The Sun is Always Shining when I'm with You
Daisy Innocence
Daisy Loyal Love
Daisy I'll Never Tell
Daisy Purity
Dandelion Faithfulness
Dandelion Happiness
Fern Magic
Fern Fascination
Fern Confidence and Shelter
Fir Time
Flax Domestic Symbol
Forget-Me-Not True Love
Forget-Me-Not Memories
Forsythia Anticipation
Gardenia You're Lovely
Gardenia Secret Love
Geranium Stupidity
Geranium Folly
Gladioli Give Me a Break
Gladioli I'm Really Sincere
Gladioli Flower of the Gladiators
Gloxinia Love at First Sight
Heather Lavender Admiration
Heather Lavender Solitude
Heather White Protection
Heather White Wishes Will Come True
Holly Defense
Holly Domestic Happiness
Hyacinth Games and Sports
Hyacinth Rashness
Hyacinth Flower Dedicated to Apollo
Hyacinth Blue Constancy
Hyacinth Purple I am Sorry
Hyacinth Purple Please Forgive Me
Hyacinth Purple Sorrow
Hyacinth Red Or Pink Play
Hyacinth White Loveliness
Hyacinth White I'll Pray for You
Hyacinth Yellow Jealousy
Hydrangea Thank You for Understanding
Hydrangea Frigidity
Hydrangea Heartlessness
Iris Fleur-de-lis
Iris Emblem of France
Iris Your Friendship Means so Much to Me
Iris Faith
Iris Hope
Iris Wisdom and Valor
Iris My Compliments
Ivy Wedded Love
Ivy Fidelity
Ivy Friendship
Ivy Affection
Jonquil Love Me
Jonquil Affection Returned
Jonquil Desire
Jonquil Sympathy
Jonquil Desire for Affection Returned
Larkspur Pink Fickleness
Lily White Virginity
Lily White Purity
Lily White Majesty
Lily White It's Heavenly to be with You
Lily Yellow I'm Walking on Air
Lily Yellow False and Gay
Lily Calla Beauty
Lily Day Coquetry
Lily Day Chinese Emblem for Mother
Lily Eucharis Maiden Charms
Lily Tiger Wealth
Lily Tiger Pride
Lily Of The Valley Sweetness
Lily Of The Valley Tears of the Virgin Mary
Lily Of The Valley Return to Happiness
Lily Of The Valley Humility
Lily Of The Valley You've Made My Life Complete
Magnolia Nobility
Marigold Cruelty
Marigold Grief
Marigold Jealousy
Mistletoe Kiss me
Mistletoe Affection
Mistletoe To Surmount Difficulties
Mistletoe Sacred Plant of India
Monkshood Beware
Monkshood A Deadly Foe is Near
Moss Maternal Love
Moss Charity
Myrtle Love
Myrtle Hebrew Emblem of Marriage
Narcissus Egotism
Narcissus Formality
Narcissus Stay as Sweet as You Are
Nasturtium Conquest
Nasturtium Victory in Battle
Oleander Caution
Orange Blossom Innocence
Orange Blossom Eternal Love
Orange Blossom Marriage and Fruitfulness
Orange Mock Deceit
Orchid Love
Orchid Beauty
Orchid Refinement
Orchid Beautiful Lady
Orchid Chinese Symbol for Many Children
Orchid Cattleya Mature Charm
Palm Leaves Victory and Success
Peony Shame
Peony Happy Life
Peony Happy Marriage
Petunia Resentment
Petunia Anger
Petunia Your Presence Sooths Me
Pine Hope
Pine Pity
Poppy Eternal Sleep
Poppy Oblivion
Poppy Imagination
Poppy Red Pleasure
Poppy White Consolation
Poppy Yellow Wealth
Poppy Yellow Success
Primrose I Can't Live Without You
Primrose Evening Inconstancy
Rose Bridal Happy Love
Rose Dark Crimson Mourning
Rose Hibiscus Delicate Beauty
Rose Leaf You May Hope
Rose Pink Perfect Happiness
Rose Pink Please Believe Me
Rose Red Love
Rose Red I Love You
Rose Tea I'll Remember Always
Rose Thornless Love at First Sight
Rose White Innocence and Purity
Rose White I am Worthy of You
Rose White You're Heavenly
Rose White Secrecy and Silence
Rose White And Red Mixed Unity
Rose White And Red Mixed Flower Emblem of England
Rose White-Dried Death is Preferable to Loss of Virtue
Rose Yellow Decrease of Love
Rose Yellow Jealousy
Rose Yellow Try to Care
Rosebud Beauty and Youth
Rosebud A Heart Innocent of Love
Rosebud Red Pure and Lovely
Rosebud White Girlhood
Rosebud Moss Confessions of Love
Roses Bouquet Of Mature Blooms Gratitude
Roses Single Full Bloom I Love You
Roses Single Full Bloom I Still Love You
Smilax Loveliness
Snapdragon Deception
Snapdragon Gracious Lady
Spider Flower Elope with Me
Stephanotis Happiness in Marriage
Stephanotis Desire to Travel
Stock Bonds of Affection
Stock Promptness
Stock You'll Always Be Beautiful to Me
Sweetpea Good-bye
Sweetpea Departure
Sweetpea Blissful Pleasure
Sweetpea Thank You for a Lovely Time
Tulip Perfect Lover
Tulip Frame
Tulip Flower Emblem of Holland
Tulip Red Believe Me
Tulip Red Declaration of Love
Tulip Variegated Beautiful Eyes
Tulip Yellow There's Sunshine in Your Smile
Violet Modesty
Violet Blue Watchfulness
Violet Blue Faithfulness
Violet Blue I'll Always Be True
Violet White Let's Take a Chance
Zinnia Magenta Lasting Affection
Zinnia Mixed Thinking (or In Memory) of an Absent Friend
Zinnia Scarlet Constancy
Zinnia White Goodness

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