The Language of Flowers


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Flower Meanings

List of flowers and their meanings.


 
Flower names in English

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Acanthus
Acanthus: art, artifice
Adonis
Adonis: sorrowful remembrance
Agapanthus
Agapanthus: love letter
Allium
Allium: prosperity, good fortune, humility
Aloe
Aloe: bitterness, grief
Alstroemeria
Alstroemeria: friendship, devotion
Amaryllis
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum): pride, splendid beauty
Anemone
Anemone: anticipation, forsaken
Anthurium
Anthurium: hospitality
Apple
Apple: temptation
Apple blossom: preference
Apricot blossom
Apricot blossom: timid love, doubt, distrust
Aster
Aster: patience, daintiness, symbol of love
Azalea
Azalea: temperance, take care of yourself for me, fragility

B

Baby blue eyes
Baby blue eyes: success everywhere
Baby’s breath
Baby’s breath: everlasting love, purity of heart, innocence
Balloon flower
Balloon flower: endless love, honesty, the return of a friend is desired, obedience
Balsam
Balsam: impatience, ardent love
Bamboo
Bamboo: loyalty, strength, steadfastness
Begonia
Begonia: beware
Bindweed
Bindweed, Great: insinuation
Bindweed, Small: humility
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia): magnificence, faithfulness
Bluebell
Bluebell: humility, constancy
Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea: passion
Bouvardia
Bouvardia: enthusiasm
Broom
Broom: humility, neatness
Burdock
Burdock: touch me not, importunity

C

Cactus
Cactus: endurance, ardent love, grandeur, warmth
Calendula
Calendula: grief, despair, sorrow
Calla lily
Calla lily: magnificent beauty, feminine modesty
Camellia
Camellia: admiration, perfection
Camellia, Red: You’re a flame in my heart
Camellia, White: adoration, loveliness
Camellia, Pink: longing
Candytuft
Candytuft: indifference
Canna
Canna: paranoia, suspicion
Canterbury bells
Canterbury bells: gratitude, constancy
Cape jasmine
Cape jasmine: I’m too happy, transport of joy
Carnation
Carnation: fascination, love, distinction
Carnation, Red: My heart aches for you, deep love, admiration
Carnation, Pink: I’ll never forget you, a woman’s love, a mother’s love
Carnation, White: sweet and lovely, innocence, pure love
Carnation, Yellow: You have disappointed me, rejection, disdain
Carnation, Purple: capriciousness, changeable
Cattleya
Cattleya: mature charm
Chamomile
Chamomile: patience in adversity, energy in adversity
Cherry blossom
Cherry blossom: spiritual beauty, a good education
China aster
China aster: variety, fidelity, I will think of you
Christmas rose
Christmas rose: relieve my anxiety
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum: cheerfulness, You’re a wonderful friend
Chrysanthemum, Red: I love you
Chrysanthemum, White: truth
Chrysanthemum, Yellow: slighted love
Cineraria
Cineraria: always delightful
Clematis
Clematis: mental beauty, ingenuity, artifice
Clover
Clover: think of me
Clover, Four-leaf: be mine, good luck
Clover, White: think of me, promise
Clover, Red: industry
Cockscomb
Cockscomb: foppery, affectation, singularity
Columbine
Columbine: folly
Columbine, Purple: resolved to win
Columbine, Red: anxious and trembling
Convolvulus
Convolvulus: bonds
Convolvulus, Major: extinguished hopes
Convolvulus, Minor: repose, night
Convolvulus, Pink: worth sustained by judicious and tender affection
Cornflower
Cornflower: delicacy, refinement
Cosmos
Cosmos: harmony, peace, modesty, the joys that love and life can bring, beautiful
Crocus
Crocus: youthful gladness, cheerfulness
Cyclamen
Cyclamen: timid hope, shyness, resignation and good-bye
Cymbidium
Cymbidium: magnificence, gorgeous love

D

Daffodil
Daffodil: regard, unrequited love, respect
Dahlia
Dahlia: dignity, elegance
Daisy
Daisy: innocence, beauty
Dandelion
Dandelion: love’s oracle, oracle, faithfulness, happiness
Daphne odora
Daphne odora: glory, immortality
Delphinium
Delphinium: big-hearted, fun, ardent attachment
Dendrobium
Dendrobium: selfish beauty
Dogwood
Dogwood: durability, love undiminished by adversity, Am I indifferent to you?

E

Edelweiss
Edelweiss: noble courage, daring
Evening primrose
Evening primrose: mute devotion, inconstancy

F

Forget-Me-Not
Forget-Me-Not: true love, memories
Forsythia
Forsythia: anticipation
Foxglove
Foxglove: insincerity
Freesia
Freesia: innocence, friendship, trust
Fuchsia
Fuchsia: humble love, confiding love
Fuchsia, Scarlet: taste

G

Gentian
Gentian: loveliness, intrinsic worth, I love you best when you are sad
Geranium
Geranium: true friendship, stupidity, gentility
Geranium, Red: protection, preference
Geranium, Pink: doubt
Geranium, White: indecision
Geranium, Yellow: unexpected meeting
Geranium, Scarlet: melancholy, consolation, comfort
Gerbera
Gerbera: cheerfulness, beauty
Gerbera, Pink: appreciation, compassion
Gerbera, White: purity, innocence
Gerbera, Red: passion, love, romance
Gerbera, Yellow: warmth, sunshine, friendliness
Gerbera, Orange: You are my sunshine, patience
Gladiolus
Gladiolus: strength of character, sincerity, preparedness, remembrance
Globe amaranth
Globe amaranth: unfading love, immortality
Grape hyacinth
Grape hyacinth: usefulness

H

Hawthorn
Hawthorn: hope
Heath
Heath: solitude
Heliotrope
Heliotrope: devotion
Hepatica
Hepatica: confidence
Hibiscus
Hibiscus: delicate beauty
Holly
Holly: defense, domestic happiness
Hollyhock
Hollyhock: ambition, fruitfulness
Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle: bonds of love, devotion
Hyacinth
Hyacinth: sports, games, rashness
Hyacinth, Purple: I am sorry, sorrow, please forgive me
Hyacinth, Red: play
Hyacinth, Pink: play
Hyacinth, White: loveliness, I’ll pray for you
Hyacinth, Brue: constancy, sincerity
Hyacinth, Yellow: jealousy
Hydrangea
Hydrangea: heartlessness, boastfulness, You are cold
Hyssop
Hyssop: cleanliness, sacrifice

I

Iris
Iris: message, hope, faith, friendship, wisdom
Iris, German: flame
Ivy
Ivy: friendship, fidelity, marriage, wedded love

J

Jasmine
Jasmine: amiability, You are cheerful and graceful
Jasmine, White: amiability, sensuality
Jasmine, Yellow: grace, elegance
Judas tree
Judas tree: betrayal, unbelief

K

Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe: popularity

L

Lantana
Lantana: rigor
Laurel
Laurel: glory, victory
Laurel, in flower: perfidy
Laurel, Bay leaf: no change till death
Lavender
Lavender: devotion, silence, distrust
Lemon
Lemon blossom: fidelity in love, discretion
Lemon: zest
Lilac
Lilac: pride, beauty
Lilac, Purple: first emotions of love, first love
Lilac, White: youthful innocence
Lily
Lily: purity, refined beauty
Lily, White: virginity, purity, majesty
Lily, Pink: wealth and prosperity
Lily, Red: warmth, desire
Lily, Yellow: gaiety, falsehood, I’m walking on air
Lily, Orange: hatred
Lily, Casablanca: celebration
Lily of the valley
Lily of the valley: return of happiness, sweetness, humility, purity
Linden
Linden: conjugal love, matrimony
Lisianthus
Lisianthus: appreciation, calming
Lobelia
Lobelia: malevolence
Lobelia, Cardinalis: distinction
Lotus
Lotus: estranged love, eloquence
Lupine
Lupine (Lupin): imagination, always happy, voraciousness

M

Magnolia
Magnolia: love of nature, nobility, perseverance, dignity
Maple
Maple: reserve
Marguerite
Marguerite: secret love, faith
Marigold
Marigold: jealousy, despair, grief
Marvel of Peru
Marvel of Peru: timidity
Meadow saffron
Meadow saffron: My best days are past
Milk vetch
Milk vetch: your presence softens my pains
Mimosa
Mimosa: secret love, sensitivity
Mint
Mint: virtue
Peppermint: warmth of feeling
Spearmint: warmth of sentiment
Mistletoe
Mistletoe: kiss me, I surmount difficulties
Monkshood
Monkshood: chivalry, Knight-errantry
Monstera
Monstera: dedication
Morning glory
Morning glory: love in vain, affection
Mountain ash
Mountain ash: prudence, I watch over you
Mountain laurel
Mountain laurel: ambition, treachery

N

Narcissus
Narcissus: self-love, egotism, unrequited love
Nasturtium
Nasturtium: patriotism, victory in battle
Nigella
Nigella: perplexity

O

Oleander
Oleander: caution, beware
Olive
Olive: peace, wisdom
Orange
Orange blossom: purity, Your purity equals your loveliness
Orange tree: generosity
Orchid
Orchid: love, beauty, refinement, beautiful lady

P

Pansy
Pansy: think of me, memories, merriment
Pansy, Purple: You occupy my thoughts
Pansy, Yellow: remembrance
Pansy, White: thoughts of love
Passion flower
Passion flower: holy love, faith, religious fervour
Peach blossom
Peach blossom: I am your captive, unequaled qualities
Pear
Pear: affection
Pear, Tree: comfort
Peony
Peony: bashfulness, compassion
Petunia
Petunia: your presence soothes me
Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis: love, beauty, luxury, refinement
Phlox
Phlox: harmony, our souls are united
Physalis alkekengi
Physalis alkekengi (Winter Cherry): deception
Pine
Pine: pity, hope
Pineapple
Pineapple: You are perfect, welcome
Pink
Pink (Dianthus): boldness
Pink (Dianthus), Pink: pure love
Pink (Dianthus), Red Double: pure and ardent love
Pink (Dianthus), White: ingeniousness, talent
Plum blossom
Plum blossom: Keep your promise, fidelity, beauty and longevity
Plumeria
Plumeria: beauty, charm, grace
Poinsettia
Poinsettia: purity, be of good cheer
Pomegranate
Pomegranate: foolishness
Pomegranate, flower: mature elegance
Poppy
Poppy: oblivion, sleep, imagination
Poppy, Red: consolation, pleasure
Poppy, White: sleep
Poppy, Yellow: wealth, success
Primrose
Primrose: early youth, young love, I can’t live without you
Primrose, Red: unpatronized merit
Primrose, Lilac: confidence

R

Ranunculus
Ranunculus: radiant charm, I am dazzled by your charms
Rhododendron
Rhododendron: danger, caution, beware
Rose
Rose, Red: I love you, love, beauty, passion, romance
Rose, Red Bud: pure and lovely, innocent love, young and beautiful
Rose, Blue: mystery, attaining the impossible, love at first sight
Rose, White: innocence and purity, I am worthy of you, reverence
Rose, White Bud: too young for love, girlhood
Rose, Yellow: decrease of love, jealousy, friendship
Rose, Pink: grace, gratitude, happiness
Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon: consumed by love, persuasion
Rudbeckia
Rudbeckia: justice

S

Saffron crocus
Saffron crocus: mirth, beware of excess, Do not abuse
Sage
Sage: esteem, wisdom, domestic virtue
Scabiosa
Scabiosa: unfortunate love, I have lost all
Sensitive plant
Sensitive plant: delicate feelings, sensitiveness
Shepherd’s purse
Shepherd’s purse: I offer you my all
Snapdragon
Snapdragon: graciousness, deception
Snowdrop
Snowdrop: hope, consolation
Speedwell
Speedwell: female fidelity
Spiderwort
Spiderwort: esteem not love
Star of Bethlehem
Star of Bethlehem: purity, reconciliation, hope
Statice
Statice: remembrance, success, sympathy
St. John’s wort
St. John’s wort: superstition, animosity
Stock
Stock: lasting beauty, bonds of affection, contentment, promptness
Strawberry
Strawberry: esteem and love, perfect goodness
Sunflower
Sunflower: adoration, false riches
Sweet pea
Sweet pea: departure, good-bye, delicate pleasure, tender memory, blissful pleasure
Sycamore
Sycamore: genius, curiosity

T

Thistle
Thistle: independence, nobility of character, austerity, misanthropy
Thyme
Thyme: activity, courage, strength
Trumpet vine
Trumpet vine: fame
Tuberose
Tuberose: dangerous pleasure, voluptuousness
Tulip
Tulip: perfect lover, fame
Tulip, Red: declaration of love, true love, eternal love, romantic love, believe me
Tulip, Yellow: hopeless love, unrequited love, brightness, sunshine
Tulip, White: ask for forgiveness, purity
Tulip, Purple: royalty
Tulip, Pink: caring, attachment, happiness

V

Verbena
Verbena: enchantment, sensibility
Verbena, White: pray for me
Verbena, Pink: family union
Verbena, Purple: I weep for you, regret
Violet
Violet: modesty, faithfulness
Violet, Purple: daydreaming, You occupy my thoughts
Violet, Blue: watchfulness, love
Violet, White: candor, innocence
Violet, Yellow: rural happiness

W

Water lily
Water lily: purity of heart
Willow
Willow: freedom, sadness
Willow, Weeping: mourning, melancholy
Willow, Pussy: motherhood, recovery from illness
Wisteria
Wisteria: welcome, steadfast
Witch hazel
Witch hazel: a spell
Wood sorrel
Wood sorrel: joy, maternal tenderness

Y

Yarrow
Yarrow (Milfoil): war

Z

Zephyr flower
Zephyr flower: expectation
Zinnia
Zinnia: thoughts of absent friends, I mourn your absence