ACACIA: Concealed love, chaste love.
AGAPANTHUS: Love letters, love.
ALSTROMERIA: Wealth, prosperity, fortune.
AMBROSIA: Love is reciprocated.
ANEMONE: Forsaken, expectation.
APPLE BLOSSUMS: Good fortune.
ARBUTUS: Thee only do I love.
ASPARAGUS FERN: Fascination.
ASTER: Variety, elegance, daintiness.
BABY'S BREATH: Innocence.
BACHELOR BUTTON: Single blessedness.
BALSAM: Ardent love.
BELLS OF IRELAND: Good luck.
BIRD OF PARADISE: Magnificence.
BLUEBELL: Humility, constancy.
CALENDULA: Grief, jealousy. Also the birthflower for October.
CALLA LILY: Magnificent beauty. Associated with the sixth wedding
CAMELLIA, PINK: Longing for you.
CAMELLIA, RED: You're a flame in my heart.
CAMELLIA, WHITE: You're adorable.
CARNATION: Fascination, distinction, divine love, woman, yes. Also the
birthflower for January.
CARNATION, PINK: A woman's love, I'll never forget you, mother's love.
CARNATION, PURPLE: Capriciousness.
CARNATION, RED: Alas for my poor heart, admiration, my heart aches for
CARNATION, STRIPED: Refusal, No, sorry I can't be with you.
CARNATION, WHITE: Innocence, faithfulness, sweet and lovely, pure
love, ardent love, good luck. These lovely flowers have lasting qualities, and
are often handed out on Mother's Day to symbolize the purity and strength of
motherhood. They were handed out at the first Mother's Day service in 1908.
CARNATION, YELLOW: Disdain, rejection, you have disappointed me.
CATTAIL: Peace, prosperity.
CHRYSANTHEMUM: Cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth. Considered to be a
noble flower in Asian culture, mums are used as an object of meditation per a
suggestion by Confucius. Also the birthflower for November.
CHRYSANTHEMUM, RED: I love.
CHRYSANTHEMUM, WHITE: Truth, loyal love.
CHRYSANTHEMUM, YELLOW: Slighted love.
CLEMATIS: Clever, intellectual. Associated with the eighth wedding
COSMOS: Modesty. Associated with the 2nd wedding anniversary.
CROCUS: Cheerfulness, abuse not.
CYCLAMEN: Resignation, good-bye.
DAFFODIL: Regard, rebirth, new beginnings, unrequited love, you're the
only one, chivalry. Associated with the tenth wedding anniversary. Also the
birthflower for March.
DAFFODIL, SINGLE: Misfortune.
DAFFODIL, SEVERAL: Joy, happiness.
DAHLIA: Instability. Associated with the fourteenth wedding
DAISY: Innocence, loyal love, I'll never tell, purity. Associated with
the fifth wedding anniversary.
DANDELION: Faithfulness, happiness, love's oracle.
DAY LILY: Coquetry, Chinese emblem for mother. Associated with the
twentieth wedding anniversary.
DELPHINIUM: Big-hearted, fun.
FERN: Sincerity, magic, fascination, confidence, shelter.
FLAX: Domestic symbol.
FORGET-ME-NOT: True love, hope, remembrance, memories.
FOUR-LEAF CLOVER: Good luck, be mine.
FREESIA: Innocence, thoughtfulness.
FUSCHIA: Taste. Associated with the third wedding anniversary.
GARDENIA: You're lovely, secret love, joy, sweet love, good luck.
GERANIUM: Stupidity, folly, comfort, gentility. Associated with the
fourth wedding anniversary.
GLADIOLUS: Strength of character, remembrance, infatuation, splendid
beauty, give me a break, I'm really sincere, flower of the Gladiators,
admiration, tells recipients that they pierce the heart like a sword. Because
the gladiolus has blade-shaped leaves, the name comes from the Latin word
gladius which means sword. Also the birthflower for August.
GLOXINIA: Love at first sight.
HEATHER, LAVENDER: Admiration, solitude, beauty.
HEATHER, WHITE: Protection, wishes will come true.
HIBISCUS: Delicate beauty.
HOLLY: Foresight, defense, domestic happiness, enchantment.
HOLLYHOCK: Ambition, fruitfulness. Associated with the thirteenth
HONEYSUCKLE: Bonds of love.
HUCKLEBERRY: Simple pleasure.
HYACINTH: Sport, play, games, rashness, flower dedicated to Apollo.
HYACINTH, BLUE: Constancy.
HYACINTH, PURPLE: I am sorry, sorrow, please forgive me.
HYACINTH, RED OR PINK: Play.
HYACINTH, WHITE: Loveliness, I'll pray for you.
HYACINTH, YELLOW: Jealousy.
HYDRANGEA: Thank you for understanding, frigidity, heartlessness,
IRIS: Wisdom, Fleur-de-lis, emblem of France, your friendship means so
much to me, faith, hope, valor, my compliments. Associated with the
twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
IRIS, BLUE: Faith, hope.
IRIS, PURPLE: Wisdom, compliments.
IRIS, YELLOW: Passion.
IRIS, WHITE: Purity.
IVY: Fidelity, wedded love, friendship, affection, marriage.
JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT: Associated with the seventh wedding anniversary.
JASMINE, WHITE or INDIAN: Amiability , I attach myself to you,
JASMINE, SPANISH: Sensuality.
JASMINE, YELLOW: Grace, elegance.
JONQUIL: Sympathy , love me, affection returned, desire.
LADY SLIPPER: Capricious beauty.
LARKSPUR: Fickleness, ardent attachment, levity, lightness. Also the
birthflower for July.
LARKSPUR, PINK: Fickleness.
LARKSPUR, PURPLE: First love.
LEATHERLEAF FERN: Fascination.
LILAC: Youthful, humility, confidence.
LILY: Majesty, wealth, pride, innocence, purity.
LILY, WHITE: Purity, modesty, virginity, majesty, it's heavenly to be
with you. The white lily is linked to Juno, the queen of the gods in Roman
mythology, by the story that while nursing her son Hercules, some excess milk
fell from the sky creating the group of stars we call the Milky Way, and lilies
were created from what milk fell to the earth. The Easter lily is also known as
the symbol of the Virgin Mary.
LILY, ORANGE: flame, I burn for you.
LILY, YELLOW: I'm walking on air, false, gay.
LILY OF THE VALLEY: Return of happiness, purity of heart, sweetness,
tears of the Virgin Mary, you've made my life complete, humility, happiness. The
legend of the lily of the valley is that it sprang from Eve's tears when she was
kicked out of the Garden of Eden. It is also believed that this flower protects
gardens from evil spirits. Also known as the flower of May.
LOTUS BLOSSUM: Estranged love.
MAGNOLIA: Dignity, love of nature, nobility.
MARIGOLD: Affection, cruelty, grief, jealousy. The marigold was called
Mary's Gold by early Christians who placed garlands of marigolds by statues of
the Virgin Mary.
MARIGOLD, POT: Grief, despair.
MISTLETOE: Kiss me, affection, to surmount difficulties, sacred plant
MONKSHOOD: Beware, a deadly foe is near, danger.
MORNING GLORY: Loves you. Associated with the eleventh wedding
MOSS: Maternal love, charity.
MYRTLE: Love, Hebrew emblem of marriage.
NARCISSUS: Egotism, conceit, self love, self admiration, formality,
stay as sweet as you are. Also known as the birthflower for December.
NASTURTIUM: Conquest, victory in battle. Associated with the fortieth
OAK LEAVES: Bravery.
OLIVE BRANCH: Peace.
ORANGE BLOSSUM: Purity, innocence, eternal love, marriage and
ORANGE, MOCK: Deceit.
ORCHID: Rare beauty, love, refinement, beautiful lady, Chinese symbol
for many children, mature charm, beauty, long life. Associated with
twenty-eighth wedding anniversary.
PALM LEAVES: Victory, success.
PANSIES: Receipient is being thought about. The flower's name comes
from the French word pensée which means thought or remembrance. Associated with
the first wedding anniversary.
PAPERWHITE: Aphrodisiac due to its intoxicating scent. It is also the
national flower of Wales because it often blooms on March 1st which is St.
David's feast day, Wales' patron saint.
PEONY: Bashfulness, shame, happy life, happy marriage, good health,
prosperity. Associated with the twelfth wedding anniversary.
PETUNIA: Resentment, anger, your presence soothes me.
POPPY: Eternal sleep, oblivion, imagination. Associated with ninth
POPPY, RED: Pleasure, consolation.
POPPY, WHITE: Consolation, sleep, rest.
POPPY, YELLOW: Wealth, success.
PRIMROSE: I can't live without you.
PRIMROSE, EVENING: Happy love.
QUEEN ANNE'S LACE: Haven.
RANUCULUS: You are radiant with charm, radiant charm.
RHODODENDRON: Danger, caution.
ROSE: Love, passion, perfection. The rose was named for the Latin word
rosa which means red. It has been a symbol of love since ancient times.
Associated with the fifthteenth wedding anniversary. It is also known as the
birthflower of June.
ROSE, BURGUNDY: Beauty within.
ROSE, CORAL: Desire.
ROSE, DARK CRIMSON: Mourning.
ROSE, HIBISCUS: Delicate beauty.
ROSE, LAVENDER: Love at first sight, enchantment.
ROSE, LEAF: You may hope.
ROSE, MOSS: Confessions of love.
ROSE, ORANGE: Fascination, display feeling of enthusiasm.
ROSE, PEACH: Desire, gratitude, apprecation, admiration, sympathy,
ROSE, PINK: Happiness, appreciation, admiration, friendship, sympathy.
ROSE, DARK PINK: Thankfulness.
ROSE, LIGHT PINK: Grace, gladness, joy, perfect happiness, please
believe me, gratitude, admiration, gentility.
ROSE, RED: Love, passion, respect, courage, I love you, beauty, pure
and lovely, prosperity.
ROSE, DEEP RED: Un-selfconscious beauty.
ROSE, SINGLE, FULL BLOOM: I love you, I still love you, new love.
ROSE, BUD, SMALL: Pure and lovely, beauty and youth, a heart innocent
ROSE, THORNLESS: Love at first sight.
ROSE, WHITE: Innocence, purity, secrecy, I am worthy of you, silence,
friendship, truth, virtue, girlhood, humility spiritual love, but of the soul,
reverence, charm, happy love.
ROSE, WHITE, DRIED: Death is preferable to loss of virtue.
ROSE, YELLOW: Joy, friendship, true love, decrease of love, jealousy,
try to care, freedom, slighted love, shows "I care", joy, gladness.
ROSES, BOUQUET, MATURE: Gratitude.
ROSES, RED & WHITE TOGETHER: Unity, flower emblem of England.
ROSES, YELLOW & RED TOGETHER: Happiness, congratulations.
ROSES, YELLOW & ORANGE TOGETHER: Passionate thoughts.
ROSEMARY: Remembrance, purity, rebirth.
SCABIOUSA: Unfortunate love.
SNAPDRAGON: Deception, gracious lady, presumption.
SPEARMINT: Warm sentiment.
SPIDER FLOWER: Elope with me.
STAR OF BETHLEHEM: Purity.
STATICE: Sympathy, remembrance, success.
STEPHANOTIS: Happiness in marriage, desire to travel.
STOCK: Lasting beauty, bonds of affection, promptness, you'll always
be beautiful to me.
SUNFLOWER: Follows the sun as it grows, adoration, haughtiness.
SWEET PEA: Lasting pleasure, good-bye, departure, blissful pleasure,
thank you for a lovely time, I think of you. Supposedly this delicate flower was
named by the poet John Keats. Associated with the thirtieth wedding anniversary.
Also known as the birthflower of April.
SWEET WILLIAM: Gallantry, smile, finesse.
TUBEROSE: Dangerous pleasure.
TULIP: Perfect lover, frame, flower emblem of Holland.
TULIP, RED: Believe me, declaration of love, fame.
TULIP, VARIEGATED: Beautiful eyes.
TULIP, YELLOW: Hopeless love, there's sunshine in your smile.
VIOLET: Modesty, faithfulness, innocence, understated beauty. Worn by
the ancient Greeks to induce sleep and to calm tempers. Associated with the
fifieth wedding anniversary. Also known as the birthflower of February.
VIOLET, BLUE: Watchfulness, faithfulness, I'll always be true.
VIOLET, PURPLE: Thoughts of you, blue love.
VIOLET, WHITE: Let's take a chance, youthful innocence.
VIOLET, YELLOW: Love of country.
WATER LILY: Purity of heart.
WEEPING WILLOW: Mourning.
YARROW: Healing, sorrow.
ZINNIA: Thoughts of absent friends, in memory of an absent friend.
ZINNIA, SCARLET: Constancy.
ZINNIA, WHITE: Goodness.
ZINNIA, YELLOW: Daily remembrance.