In the language of flowers each flower species has
a symbolic meaning and represents and emotion, message
or feeling. Learn the meanings of each flower type.
|Ageratum symbolizes politeness.
||Ajuga symbolizes "most lovable".
| Allium symbolizes good fortune and
prosperity. Allium can also mean unity, humility
|The anenome is thought to bring luck,
and it will also protect against evil. Anenomes
are also said to symbolize anticipation.
| Aster symbolizes patience. Aster
is also a talisman of love.
|Astilbe respresents patience and dedication.
Astilbe's are said to make the statement "I
will still be waiting".
|Astrantia (aka Masterwort) - Astrantia
represents and symbolizes strength, courage, and
| Azaleas symbolize temperance, passion,
womanhood, and fragility. Azaleas can also represent
fragile passion and abundance.
Buttons (aka Cornflowers)
|Bachelor button flowers symbolize
hope in love, celibacy, and delicacy.
Flowers (aka Chinese Bellflowers)
| Balloon flowers symbolize unchanging
love, honesty and obedience.
Balm (aka Monarda)
| Bee Balm symbolizes money, prosperity,
protection from evil and illness. Bee Balm is also
said to represent fertility and promotes restful
Begonias symbolize a fanciful nature.
| Bellflowers symbolize
affection, constancy and everlasting love. Bellflowers
also represent humility and delicacy. Bellflowers
are often given in gratitude to say "thank
| Bleeding hearts are a symbol of undying
| Black Eyed Susans symbolize encouragement
| Cactus flowers symbolice
endurance, warmth, maternal affection and love.
|Cherry trees symbolize education and
feminine beauty. In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize
the transience of life because of their short blooming
times. Falling blossoms are metaphors for fallen
warriors who died bravely in battle. Cherry trees
also symbolize goodluck and good fortune. In Roman
culture cherry blossoms symbolized innocence.
| Chives symbolize usefulness.
| In general Chrysanthemums symbolize
hope in dark times. In addition different color
chrysanthemums have different meanings. A bronze
chrysanthemum means excitement. While a white chrysanthemum
represents truth and honesty. A red chrysanthemum
symbolizes sharing and cooperation. A yellow chrysanthemum
cheerfulness or a secret admirer
|A clematis symbolizes ingenuity.
In times past, Columbine symbolized foolishness,
based on the flower's resemblance to a jester's
cap and bells. Later with the emergence of Christianity
the flower had contradictory meanings, the the
Virgin Mary representing innocense and the holy
spirit. Yet, it was considered inappropriate to
give a young woman a bouquet of columbine, because
of its sexual connotations.
| Coneflowers symbolize strength and
Coreopsis symbolizes cheerfulness.
| Cosmos symbolize peace and
tranquility. Cosmos can also mean orderly and beautiful.
|| Crocus flowers symbolize foresight,
they are one of the first flowers to emerge after
winter and have the foresight to know Spring is
|| Daffodil has contradictory meanings,
it represents unrequited love, vanity as well as
good fortune. Daffodils also symbolize regard, chivalry
and represents long lasting friendship. Daffodils
represent happiness and good wishes.
|| Dahlias represent elegance and dignity.
Daisies symbolize joyful innocence, hope and
happiness. The English Daisy is also considered
to be a flower of children.
|| Delphiniums represent a bold statement
are a symbolic message of boldness.
|| Dianthus symbolizes heavenly
|| False sunflowers symbolize patience.
|The flytrap symbolizes
|Forsythia symbolizes good nature,
innocence, and anticipation.
|| Foxglove symbolizes insincerity.
| Fuchsia symbolizes confiding love.
||Gaillardia does not have any specific
|| Gazania symbolize richness (due to
its richness of color).
Geraniums symbolize preference and friendship.
Geraniums can also represent stupidity and folly.
||Gladiolas symbolize preparedness,
strength, splendid beauty and love at first sight.
|| Globe thistle symbolizes independence,
|| Goldenrod symbolizes hope,
love, faith, valor, wisdom, and luck.
|| Heliotrope is a symbol for eternal
love. Heliotrope is also the symbol for someone
who religious salvation and devotion.
|| Hibiscus symbolize delicate beauty.
||Hosta symbolizes devotion.
||Hyacinth flowers symbolize
games, sports, rashness, and playful joy. Hyacinth
also represents loveís presence over long stretches
of time and place. Hyacinths are also sometimes
associated with rebirth.
||Hydrangeas symbolize earnestness,
and is ideal for communicating any heartfelt emotion,
from joy to grief.
|| Iris symbolizes eternal promise of
renewal, rebirth, and the transformation of monotony
into delight. Iris also represents eloquence. A
purple iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments.
A blue iris symbolizes faith and hope. A yellow
iris symbolizes passion while white iris symbolizes
| Jacob's Ladder symbolizes "coming
| Johnny Jump Ups sends a message that
"you occupy my thoughts".
|| Ladies Mantle symbolizes
the Virgin Mary.
| Lady's Slipper symbolizes capricious
||Lavender sybmolizes devotion, and
|| Leopard's Bane symbolizes strength.
||Liatris has a variety of meanings
and can symbolize "I Will Try Again",
happiness, bliss, enthusiasm and satisfaction.
| Lilacs symbolize maturation.
Lilacs symbolize first love, youthful innocence
|| Lilies symbolize a wish for happiness,
excitement, and prosperity.
|| Lupine flowers are symbolic of imagination.
Lupine represent voraciousness, and admiration.
||Magnolia symbolizes nobility, perseverance
and love of nature. Magnolia represents sweetness,
|| Marigolds symbolize comforts the
heart, sacred affection, and sorrow.
Mimosa symbolizes sensibility, protection, prophetic
dreams, and purification.
||Morning Glory symbolizes "love
|| Orchid's symbolize the power of love.
Orchid's also represent mature charm.
|| Pansies are symbols of thoughtfulness
and love. Pansies have also been a long term symbol
of "free thought".
||Peonies represent love of a secret
admirer. Peonies also represent good fortune and
a happy marriage.
|| Petunias symbolize both soothing
and represents anger and resentment.
|| Phlox flowers symbolize good partnership,
harmony, and represents sweet dreams.
| Pincushion flowers sybmolize
| Poinsettia symbolizes good cheer.
|| Poppy represent eternal sleep,
oblivion, sacrifice and imagination. The flower
also symbolizes magic, consolations, fertility and
eternal life. Poppies are also symbolize war and
death during war time.
|Primrose symbolize youth or young
love. Primrose means "I can't live without you."
|Primulas symbolize first love.
||Protea symbolizes diversity and courage.
Protea also represents strength. Protea can also
mean transformation, daring courage or resourcefulness.
|Rhododendron symbolizes caution and
|Roses are the symbol of love. Refer
to the symbolism of
roses for additional details of what each rose
|| Rudebekia symbolizes the American
ideal of opportunity.
|| Snapdragons represent both deception
|| Spearmint symbolizes virtue, love,
| Strawflowers symbolize agreements.
|| Sunflowers are the happiest of flowers,
and their meanings include loyalty and longevity.
|| Sweet pea symbolizes blissful
pleasure, and delicate pleasure. Sweet peas also
send a message to say good-bye, and thank you for
a lovely time.
|| Trumpet vine symbolizes new beginnings.
| Tulips represent cheerful thoughts,
white tulips convey forgiveness, purple tulips represent
royalty, pink tulips symbolizes caring, attachment,
yellow tulips symbolize hopeless love,brightness
| Yarrow represents both healing and
inspiration. Many people give yarrow flowers to
symbolize their concern for the recipientís well-being.
| Zinnias symbolizes thoughts of absent
friends either alive or passed on.