Flower Meanings

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 *  Acacia - Secret love
    * Acorn - Nordic symbol of life and immortality
    * Aloe - Grief
    * Allspice - Compassion
    * Ambrosia - Love returned
    * Amaryllis - Pride; Timidity
    * Anemone - Unfading love
    * Angelica - Inspiration
    * Aniseed - Restoration of youth
    * Arbutis - Only love
    * Apple - Preference
    * Aster - Love; daintiness
    * Azalea - Take care of yourself for me; fragile passion; Chinese symbol of womanhood 

B

    * Bachelor Button - Celibacy
    * 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
    * Candytuft - indifference
    * Carnation (in general) Bonds of affection; health and energy; 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
    * Cattail - Peace; prosperity
    * Chamomile - Patience ; attracts wealth
    * Chrysanthemum (in general) - Cheerfulness; You’re a wonderful friend
    * Chrysanthemum (red) - I love
    * Chrysanthemum (white) - Truth
    * Chrysanthemum (yellow) -Slighted love
    * Coreopsis - Always cheerful
    * Coriander - Lust
    * Cowslip - Pensiveness; winning grace
    * Crocus - Cheerfulness; abuse not
    * Cyclamen - Resignation and goodbye
    * Clover Good luck 

D

    * Daffodil Respect
    * Daisy Innocence
    * Dandelion Wishes come true 

E

    * Eucalyptus - Protection 

F

    * Fennel - Worthy of all praise
    * Fern - Sincerity
    * Forget-Me-Not - True love
    * 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 

G

    * Gardenia - You’re lovely; secret love
    * Garland of roses - Reward of virtue
    * Garlic - Courage; strength
    * Geranium (Scented) - Preference
    * Gladiolus - 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) - Loveliness; I’ll pray for you
    * Hyacinth (yellow) - Jealousy
    * Hydrangea - Thank you for understanding; frigidity; heartlessness
    * Hyssop - Wards away evil spirits 

I

    * Iris - Faith; hope; wisdom and valor
    * Ivy - Fidelity and friendship
    * Ivy - sprig of white tendrils - Anxious to please; affection 

J

    * Jasmine - Amiability; attracts wealth
    * Jonquil - Love me; affection returned; desire; sympathy; desire for a return of affection
    * Juniper Protection 

     *  Larkspur - pink - Fickleness
    * Lavender - Devotion
    * Lemon - Zest
    * Lemon Balm - Brings love
    * Lemon verbena - Attracts opposite sex
    * Lily (general) - Keeps unwanted visitors away
    * Lily (calia) - Beauty
    * Lily (day) - Coquetry
    * 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 

M

    * Magnolia - Sweetness; beauty; love of nature
    * 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 

N

    * Narcissus - Egotism; formality; stay as sweet as you are
    * Nasturtium - Conquest; victory in battle; maternal love; charity; patriotism 

O

    * Oleander - Caution; beware
    * Orange Generosity
    * Orange Blossom - Brings wisdom
    * Orange Mock - Deceit
    * Orchid - Love; beauty; refinement; beautiful lady; Chinese symbol for many children
    * Orchid (cattleya) - Mature charm 

P

    * Palm leaves - Victory and success
    * Pansy - Thoughts; love
    * Peach Longevity
    * Peony - Aphrodisiac
    * Petunia - Resentment; anger; your presence soothes me
    * Pine - Hope; pity
    * 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( white) - Eternal Love ; innocence; heavenly; secrecy and silence
    * Rose(pink) - Perfect happiness; please believe me
    * Rose(Yellow) - Friendship ; jealousy; try to care
    * Rose(Black) -Death
    * Rose(red and white) - Together; unity
    * Rose(thornless) - 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
    * Rosebud (moss) - Confessions of love
    * Roses(Bouquet of full bloom) - Gratitude
    * Roses( Garland or crown of) - Beware of virtue; reward of merit; crown ; symbol of superior merit
    * Roses ( musk cluster) - Charming
    * Rose(tea) - I’ll always remember
    * Rose(cabbage) - Ambassador of love
    * Rose(Christmas) - Tranquilize my anxiety; anxiety
    * Rose(damask) - Brilliant complexion
    * Rose(dark crimson) - Mourning
    * Rose(hibiscus) - Delicate beauty
    * Rose leaf - You may hope
    * Rosemary - Remembrance 

S

    * Sage Wisdom - long life
    * Salvia -(blue) I think of you
    * Smilax - Loveliness
    * Snapdragon - Deception; gracious lady; presumption
    * Spiderflower - Elope with me
    * Stephanotis - Happiness in marriage; desire to travel
    * Stock - Lasting beauty
    * Strawberry - Perfect goodness
    * Sunflower - Loyalty; wishes
    * Sweetpea - 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(red) - Believe me; declaration of love
    * Tulip(variegated) - Beautiful eyes
    * Tulip(yellow) - Hopeless love 

V

    * Violet - Modesty; calms tempers; induces sleep
    * Violet(blue) - Watchfulness; faithfulness; I’ll always be true
    * Violet(white) - Let’s take a chance on happiness
    * Viscaria - Will you dance with me? 

W

    * Woodruff - sweet humility 

Y

    * 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

 

Even though it isn’t mine, I thought everyone might enjoy this! 

Blessed Be, Lilith A. ~

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