Meaning of flowers and their colors

Red Love, beauty, courage and respect
White Purity and innocence, mystic or secrecy
Pink Appreciation ,"Thank you",  Happiness, Admiration
Dark Pink Appreciation, gratitude
Light Pink admiration, sympathy
Yellow Joy, gladness, friendship, delight, the promise of a new beginning, Sunny day
Orange Desire, and Enthusiasm
Red and White Given together, these signify unity.
Red Rosebud A symbol of Romance, Passion and loveliness
White Rosebud Symbolic Grace Love and Purity
Thorn less Rose Signifies "Love at first sight

 

  • Acacia (Rose or White) - Elegance
  • Acacia (Yellow) - Secret love
  • Acanthus - The fine arts; Artifice
  • Acorn - Nordic symbol of life and immortality
  • Adonis  bring happiness; permanent happiness; have happiness
  • Aloe - Grief
  • Allspice - Compassion
  • Ambrosia - Love returned; Your Love is Reciprocated
  • Amaryllis - Pride; Timidity; Pastoral poetry; Splendid beauty
  • Anemone - Unfading love; Forsaken
  • Angelica - Inspiration
  • Aniseed - Restoration of youth
  • Arbutus  Arbutus Thee - Only love; Only do I love
  • Apple - Preference
  • Aster - Love; Daintiness; Symbol of Love
  • Azalea - Temperance: Fragile passion; Take care of yourself for me; Chinese symbol of womanhood
 

B

  • Bachelor Button - Celibacy; Single Blessedness
  • Baby's Breath - Everlasting Love
  • Basil - Best Wishes; Love
  • Bay Leaf - Strength
  • Begonia - Beware
  • Bells Of Ireland - Good luck
  • Bird Of Paradise - Magnificence
  • Bittersweet - Truth
  • Bluebell - Humility; constancy
  • Borage - Courage
  • Bouquet of withered flowers - Rejected love
  • Burnet - A merry heart
  • Buttercup - Cheerfulness
     
 

C

  • Cactus - Endurance; warmth 
  • Calendula - Joy
  • Camellia - Admiration; perfection; good luck gift to a man
  • Camellia (pink) - Longing for you
  • Camellia (red) - You're a flame in my heart
  • Camellia (white) - You're adorable
  • Camellia japonica [*Yabutubaki] cv.[Yabutsubaki] (red) - grace of bearing; dressing up;
  • Camellia japonica var. (decumbens) [*Otometubaki] cv. [Otometsubaki] (Maiden pink) - moderate merit; grace of bearing; charm; discreet
  • Candytuft - indifference
  • Carnation (in general) - Bonds of affection; health and energy; fascination; Fascination; woman love
  • Carnation (pink) - I'll never forget you
  • Carnation (purple) - Capriciousness; whimsical; changeable
  • Carnation (red) - My heart aches for you; admiration
  • Carnation (solid color) - Yes
  • Carnation (striped)- No; refusal; sorry I can't be with you; wish I could be with you
  • Carnation (white) - Sweet and lovely; innocence; pure love; woman's good luck gift
  • Carnation (yellow) - Rejection; Disdain; You have disappointed me
  • Cattail - Peace; prosperity
  • Chamomile - Patience ; attracts wealth
  • Cherry blossoms [*Sakura] - The spirit of beauty
  • Chloranthus japonicus [*Hitorisizuka] - keeping beauty
  • Chrysanthemum (in general) - Cheerfulness; You're a wonderful friend
  • Chrysanthemum (red) - I love; I love you
  • Chrysanthemum (white) - Truth
    (Japanese, wild Chrysanthemum) [Nogiku] - Truth
  • Chrysanthemum (yellow) -Slighted love
  • Coreopsis - Always cheerful
  • Coriander - Lust
  • Cornus officinalis [*Sansyuyu] - modest happiness
  • Cowslip - Pensiveness; winning grace
  • Crocus - Cheerfulness; abuse not
  • Cyclamen - Resignation and good-bye; bashful
  • Cryptomeria (Japanese cedar) - Strong; solid; firm
  • Clover - Good luck

     
 

D

E

  • Daffodil - Regard; Respect; Unequalled love; You're the only one; The sun is always shining when I'm with you
  • Daisy - Innocence; Purity; Loyal love; I'll never tell
  • Dandelion - Wishes come true; Faithfulness; Happiness
  • Dead Leaves - Sadness
  • Eucalyptus - Protection
 

F

G

  • Fennel - Worthy of all praise
  • Fern - Sincerity
  • Fern (Magic) - Fascination; confidence and shelter
  • Fern (Maidenhair) - Secret bond of love
  • Feverfew - Protection
  • Fir - Time
  • Flax - Domestic symbol; fate
  • Forget-me-not - True love; memories
  • Forsythia - Anticipation
  • Gardenia - You're lovely; secret love
  • Garland of roses - Reward of virtue
  • Garlic - Courage; strength
  • Geranium - Stupidity; Folly
  • Geranium (Scented) - Preference
  • Gladiolus - Love at first sight
  • Gladioli - Give me a break; I'm really sincere; Flower of the Gladiators
  • Gloxinia - Love at first sight
  • Grass - Submission; utility
 

H

  • Heather (lavender) - Admiration; solitude
  • Heather (white) - Protection; wishes will come true
  • Hibiscus - Delicate beauty
  • Holly - Good will; Defense; Domestic Happiness; foresight
  • Honeysuckle - Generous and devoted affection
  • Hyacinth (general) - Games and sports; rashness; flower dedicated to Apollo
  • Hyacinth (blue) - Constancy
  • Hyacinth (purple) - I'm sorry; please forgive me; sorrow
  • Hyacinth (red or pink) - Play
  • Hyacinth (white) - innocence; Loveliness; I'll pray for you; 
  • Hyacinth (yellow) - Jealousy; have a match
  • Hydrangea - Thank you for understanding; frigidity; heartlessness
  • Hyssop - Wards away evil spirits
 
  • Iris (Fleur-de-lis) - Faith; hope; wisdom and valor; emblem of France; Your friendship means so much to me; my compliments
  • Ivy - Fidelity and friendship; Affection; wedded love
  • Ivy (sprig of white tendrils) - Anxious to please; affection
  • Jasmine - Amiability; attracts wealth
  • Jonquil - Love me; affection returned; desire; sympathy; desire for a return of affection
  • Juniper - Protection
 

L

  • Larkspur (pink) - Fickleness
  • Lavender - Devotion
  • Lemon - Zest
  • Lemon Balm - Brings love
  • Lemon verbena - Attracts opposite sex
  • Lily (general) - Keeps unwanted visitors away
  • Lily (calla) - Beauty
  • Lily (day) - Coquetry; Chinese emblem for mother
  • Lily (eucharis) - Maiden charms
  • Lily (orange) - Hatred
  • Lily (tiger) - Wealth; pride
  • Lily (white) - Virginity; purity; majesty; it's heavenly to be with you
  • Lily (yellow) - I'm walking on air; false and gay
  • Lily of the valley - sweetness; return to happiness; humility; Tears of the virgin mary; You've made my life complete
 
   
  • Magnolia - Sweetness; beauty; love of nature; nobility; durability
  • Marigold - Comforts the heart
  • Mint - Protection from illness; warmth of feeling
  • Marjoram (sweet) - Joy and happiness
  • Mistletoe - Kiss me; affection; to surmount difficulties; sacred plant of India
  • Monkshood - Beware, a deadly foe is near; chivalry
  • Moss - Maternal love; charity
  • Myrtle - Love; Hebrew emblem of marriage

O

  • Oleander - Caution; beware

  • Orange - Generosity

  • Orange Blossom - Brings wisdom; innocence; Eternal love; marriage and fruitfulness

  • Orange Mock - Deceit

  • Orchid - Love; beauty; refinement; beautiful lady; Chinese symbol for many children

  • Orchid (cattleya) - Mature charm

  • Nandina [*Nanten] (red seed) -  Good family
  • Narcissus - Egotism; formality; stay as sweet as you are
  • Nasturtium - Conquest; victory in battle; maternal love; charity; patriotism
  • Nuts - Stupidity

P

  • Palm leaves - Victory and success

  • Pansy - Thoughts; love

  • Peach - Longevity

  • Peony - Aphrodisiac; Shame; happy life; happy marriage

  • Petunia - Resentment; anger; your presence soothes me

  • Pine [*Matu] - Hope; pity; youth and long life;

  • Plum (*ume, ume blossom,

  • Poppy (general) - Eternal sleep ; oblivion; imagination

  • Poppy (red) - Pleasure; consolation

  • Poppy (white) - Consolation; sleep

  • Poppy( yellow) - Wealth; success

  • Prickly Pear - Satire

  • Primrose - I can't live without you; early youth

  • Primrose (evening) - Inconstancy

 

R

  • Rose (general) (red) - Love ; I love you
  • Rose (red and white mixed) - Together; unity; flower emblem of England
  • Rose (white) - Eternal Love ; innocence; heavenly; secrecy and silence; You're heavenly; I am worthy of you
  • Rose (White-Dried) - Death is preferable to loss of virtue
  • Rose (White-Withered) - Transient impression; fleeting beauty; You made no impression
  • Rose (pink) - Perfect happiness; please believe me
  • Rose (yellow) - Friendship ; jealousy; try to care
  • Rose (black) -Death
  • Rose (bridal)- Happy Love
  • Rose (thorniness) - Love at first sight
  • Rose (single, full bloom) - I love you; I still love you
  • Rose bud - Beauty and youth ; a heart innocent of love
  • Rose bud (red) - Pure and lovely
  • Rose bud (white) - Girlhood
  • Rose (tea) - I'll always remember
  • Rose (cabbage) - Ambassador of love
  • Rose (Christmas) - Tranquilize my anxiety; anxiety
  • Rose (damask) - Brilliant complexion; Persian ambassador of love
  • Rose (dark crimson) - Mourning
  • Rose (hibiscus) - Delicate beauty
  • Rose leaf - You may hope
  • Rosebud - Beauty and you; a heart innocent of love
  • Rosebud (moss) - Confessions of love
  • Rosebud (red) - Pure and Lovely
  • Rosebud (white) - Girlhood
  • Roses (bouquet of full bloom) - Gratitude
  • Roses (Garland or crown of) - Beware of virtue; reward of merit; crown ; symbol of superior merit
  • Roses (single full bloom) - I love you; I still love you
  • Roses (musk cluster) - Charming; Harming 
  • Rosemary - Remembrance
 

S

  • Saffron - no regrets in youth
  • Sage Wisdom - long life
  • Salvia - (blue) I think of you
  • Smilax - Loveliness
  • Snapdragon - Deception; gracious lady; presumption
  • Spider flower - Elope with me
  • Stephanotis - Happiness in marriage; desire to travel
  • Stock - Lasting beauty; Promptness; bonds of affection
  • Strawberry - Perfect goodness
  • Sunflower - Loyalty; wishes
  • Sweet pea - Goodbye; departure; blissful pleasure; Thank you for a lovely time
 

T

  • Thyme - Strength and courage; ensures restful sleep
  • Tulip (general) - Fame, charity; perfect lover
  • Tulip (white) - lost love; the loss of sweetheart
  • Tulip (red) - Believe me; declaration of love
  • Tulip (variegated) - Beautiful eyes
  • Tulip (yellow) - Hopeless love
 
  • Ume, *Ume blossom ( Japanese apricot) (Plum, Prunus mume)
    -  faithfulness; perseverance; high-minded; refined
    *{but *ume is not plum. *Ume is *Ume.}
  • Violet [*Sumire] - Modesty; calms tempers; induces sleep
  • Violet (blue) - Watchfulness; faithfulness; I'll always be true
  • Violet (purple) - Love
  • Violet (white) - innocent love; Let's take a chance on happiness
  • Violet (yellow)- modest happiness
  • Viscaria - Will you dance with me?
  • Woodruff - sweet humility
  • Yarrow - Health, healing
 

Z

  • Zinnia - Thoughts of friends
  • Zinnia (magenta) - Lasting affection
  • Zinnia (mixed) - Thinking of an absent friend
  • Zinnia (scarlet) - Constancy
  • Zinnia (white) - Goodness
  • Zinnia (yellow) - Daily remembrance

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