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The Meaning of
Flowers and Plants

Flower/Plant TypeMeaning
AcaciaConcealed Love; Beauty
AcornImmortality (Nordic)
AmbrosiaReciprocal Love
AmaryllisPride
AnemoneSincerity; Forsaken
ArbutusLove for you only
AsterLove; Daintiness
AzaleaTemperance; Womanhood (Chinese)
Bachelor ButtonBlessedness
BegoniaBeware
Bells of IrelandGood Luck
BittersweetTruth
BluebellHumility
CactusEndurance
CamelliaAdmiration; Good Luck
Camellia, PinkLonging
Camellia, RedBurning Love
Camellia, WhiteAdoration
CandytuftIndifference
CarnationJoy; Fascination
Carnation, PinkUnforgettable
Carnation, PurpleCapriciousness
Carnation, RedMy Heart aches for you
Carnation (solid colour)Yes
Carnation (striped)No
Carnation, WhiteInnocence; Pure Love
Carnation, YellowDisappointment; Rejection
CatttailPeace, Prosperity
ChrysanthemumHope; Cheerfulness
Chrysanthemum, RedLove
Chrysanthemum, WhiteTruth
Chrysanthemum, YellowSlighted Love
CoreopsisCheerfulness
CrocusGladness
CyclamenResignation; Goodbye
DaffodilRespect; Unrequited Love
DaisyInnocence; Purity
DandelionFathfulness; Happiness
Dead FlowersRejected Love
Dead LeavesSadness
FernGrace; Fascination; Magic
Fern, MaidenhairSecret Love
FirTime
FlaxDomestication
Forget-Me-NotTrue Love; Memories
ForsythiaAnticipation
FreesiaTrust
GardeniaSecret Love
GarlicCourage; Strength
GeraniumFolly; Stupidity
GladiolusSincerity
GloxiniaLove at first sight
GrassSubmission
Heather, LavenderAdmiration; Solitude
Heather, WhiteProtection; Success
HollyDefense; Happiness at home
HuckleberryFaith
HyacinthRashness; Games & Sport
Hyacinth, BlueConstancy
Hyacinth, PurpleForgive Me; Sorrow
Hyacinth, Red or PinkPlay
Hyacinth, WhiteLoveliness; I'll pray for you
Hyacinth, YellowJealousy
HydrangeaHeartlessness; Frigidity
IrisFaith; Promise; Hope
IvyFidelity; Affection; Wedded Love
JonquilDesire; Sympathy; Love Me
LarkspurFickleness
LilacBeauty
LilyDevotion
Lily, CallaBeauty
Lily, DayFlirtation; Mother (Chinese)
Lily, EucharisCharm
Lily, OrangeHatred
Lily, TigerProsperity, Pride
Lily, WhiteVirginity; Purity
Lily, YellowGratitude; Falsity
Lily-Of-The-ValleySweetness; Humility
MagnoliaNobility
MarigoldGrief; Cruelty; Jealousy
MistletoeKiss Me; Affection; Magic (Druids)
MonkshoodBeware
MossCharity; Maternal Love
MyrtleLove; Marriage (Hebrew)
NarcissusEgotism
NasturtiumVictory; Conquest
NutsStupidity
OleanderCaution
Orange BlossomMarriage & Fruitfulness; Eternal Love; Innocence
Orange MockDeceit
OrchidThoughtfulness; Love; Beauty; Many Children (Chinese)
Orchid, CattleyaMature charm
Palm LeavesVictory; Success
PansyMerriment
PeonyCompassion; Shame; Happy Marriage
PetuniaResentment, Anger
PinePity; Hope
PoppyEternal Sleep; Oblivion; Imagination
Poppy, RedPleasure
Poppy, WhiteConsolation
Poppy, YellowSuccess; Prosperity
PrimroseI can't live without you
Rose, BridalHappy Love
Rose, ChristmasAnxiety
Rose, DamaskLove (Persian)
Rose, Dark CrimsonMourning
Rose, HibiscusBeauty
Rose LeafHope
Rose, PinkHappiness; Believe Me
Rose, RedPassion; Love
Rose, TeaAlways
Rose, ThornlessLove at first sight
Rose, WhiteInnocence, Purity; Secrecy
Rose, White & RedUnity
Rose, YellowJealousy; Loss of Love
RosebudYouth; Beauty; Innocent Heart
Rosebud, MossConfession of Love
Rosebud, RedPure & Lovely
Rosebud, WhiteGirlhood
Roses, BouquetGratitude
SmilaxLoveliness
SnapdragonStrength; Deception
SolidagoSuccess
Spider FlowerElope with me
StephanotisMarital Happiness; Travel
StockAffection; Promptness
SunflowerPride
SweetpeaGoodbye; Blissful pleasure; Thank You
TulipLuck; Perfect Lover; Fame
Tulip, RedBelieve Me; Love
Tulip, VariegatedBeautiful eyes
Tulip, YellowBeautiful smile
VioletVirtue; Modesty
Violet, BlueWatchfulness; Faithfulness
Violet, WhiteHappiness
ViscariaWill you dance with me?
WintergreensHarmony
WisteriaWelcome
Zinnia, MagentaLasting affection
Zinnia, MixedThoughts or Remembrance of an absent friend
Zinnia, ScarletConstancy
Zinnia, WhiteGoodness
Zinnia, YellowDaily Remembrance