Monday, April 5, 2010

The Language of Flowers

Here is an extensive list of flower types and the meanings/ sentiment they convey, you will also find a list of flowers for each month.

ACACIA - Concealed Love, Beauty in Retirement, Chaste Love

AGAPANTHIS - Secret Love

AMBROSIA - Your Love is Given Back/Returned

AMARYLLIS - Pride, Pastoral Poetry

ANEMONE - Forsaken, sincerity

ARBUTUS - Thee Only Do I Love

ASTER - Symbol of Love, Daintiness

AZALEA - Take Care of Yourself for Me, Temperance, Fragile Passion, Chinese Symbol of Womanhood

BACHELOR BUTTON - Single Blessedness

BEGONIA - Beware



BLUEBELL - Humility

CACTUS - Endurance

CALADIUM - Great joy and delight

CAMELLIA - Good luck gift for a man

CAMELLIA (PINK) - Longing for you

CAMELLIA (RED) - You're a Flame in My Heart

CAMELLIA (WHITE) - You're Adorable

CARNATION (GENERAL) - Fascination, Woman Love

CARNATION (PINK) - I'll Never Forget You

CARNATION (RED) - My Heart Aches For You, Admiration

CARNATION (PURPLE) - Capriciousness, Whimsical


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) - You Have Disappointed Me, Rejection

CATTAIL - Peace, Prosperity

CHRYSANTHEMUM (GENERAL) - You're a Wonderful Friend, Cheerfulness and Rest.



CROCUS - Cheerfulness, gladness

CYCLAMEN - Resignation and Good-bye

DAFFODIL - Respect, Regard, Unrequited Love, You're the Only One, The Sun is Always Shining when I'm with You

DAISY - Innocence, Loyal Love, I'll Never Tell, Purity

DANDELION - Faithfulness, Happiness

FERN - Magic, Fascination, Confidence and Shelter

FIR - Time

FLAX - Domestic Symbol

FORGET-ME-NOT - True Love, Good Memories

FORSYTHIA - Anticipation

FREESIA - T rust

GARDENIA - You're Lovely, Secret Love

GERANIUM - Stupidity, Folly

GLADIOLI - Give Me a Break, I'm Really Sincere, Flower of the Gladiators

GLOXINIA - Love at First Sight

HEATHER (LAVENDER) - Admiration, Solitude

HEATHER (WHITE) - Protection, Wishes Will Come True

HOLLY - Defence, Domestic Happiness


HYACINTH (GENERAL) - Games and Sports, Rashness, Flower Dedicated to Apollo

HYACINTH (BLUE) - Constancy

HYACINTH (PURPLE) - I am Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Sorrow


HYACINTH (WHITE) - Loveliness, I'll Pray for You


HYDRANGEA - Thank You for Understanding, Frigidity, Heartlessness

IRIS - Fleur-de-lis, Emblem of France, Your Friendship Means so Much to Me, Faith, Hope, Wisdom and Valour, My Compliments

IVY - Wedded Love, Fidelity, Friendship, Affection

JONQUIL - Love Me, Affection Returned, Desire, Sympathy, Desire for Affection Returned

LARKSPUR (PINK) - Fickleness

LILY (WHITE) - Virginity, Purity, Majesty, It's Heavenly to be with You

LILY (YELLOW) - I'm Walking on Air, False and Gay

LILY (CALLA) - Beauty

LILY (DAY) - Coquetry, Chinese Emblem for Mother

LILY (EUCHARIS) - Maiden Charms

LILY (TIGER) - Wealth, Pride

LILY OF THE VALLEY - Sweetness, Tears of the Virgin Mary, Return to Happiness, Humility, You've Made My Life Complete, beauty, gaiety

MAGNOLIA - Nobility

MARIGOLD - Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy

MISTLETOE - Kiss me, Affection, To Surmount Difficulties, Sacred Plant of India

MONKSHOOD - Beware, A Deadly Foe is Near

MOSS - Maternal Love, Charity

MYRTLE - Love, Hebrew Emblem of Marriage

NARCISSUS - Egotism, Formality, Stay as Sweet as You Are

NASTURTIUM - Conquest, Victory in Battle

OLEANDER - Caution

ORANGE BLOSSOM - Innocence, Eternal Love, Marriage and Fruitfulness


ORCHID - Love, Beauty, Refinement, Beautiful Lady, Chinese Symbol for Many Children, Thoughtful, Maturity, Charm

ORCHID (CATTLEYA) - Mature Charm

PALM LEAVES - Victory and Success

PEONY - Shame, Happy Life, Happy Marriage

PETUNIA - Resentment, Anger, Your Presence Sooths Me

PINE - Hope, Pity

POPPY (GENERAL) - Eternal Sleep, Oblivion, Imagination

POPPY (RED) - Pleasure

POPPY (WHITE) - Consolation

POPPY (YELLOW) - Wealth, Success

PRIMROSE - I Can't Live Without You

PRIMROSE (EVENING) - Inconstancy

ROSE (BRIDAL) - Happy Love


ROSE (HIBISCUS) - Delicate Beauty

ROSE (LEAF) - You May Hope

ROSE (PINK) - Perfect Happiness, Please Believe Me

ROSE (RED) - Love, I Love You

ROSE (TEA) - I'll Remember Always

ROSE (THORNLESS) - Love at First Sight

ROSE (WHITE) - Innocence and Purity, I am Worthy of You, You're Heavenly, Secrecy and Silence

ROSE (WHITE AND RED MIXED) - Unity, Flower Emblem of England

ROSE (WHITE-DRIED) - Death is Preferable to Loss of Virtue

ROSE (YELLOW) - Decrease of Love, Jealousy, Try to Care

ROSEBUD - Beauty and Youth, A Heart Innocent of Love

ROSEBUD (RED) - Pure and Lovely

ROSEBUD (WHITE) - Girlhood

ROSEBUD (MOSS) - Confessions of Love

ROSES (Bouquet of Mature Blooms) - Gratitude

ROSES (Single Full Bloom) - I Love You, I Still Love You

SMILAX - Loveliness

SNAPDRAGON - Deception, Gracious Lady

SPIDER FLOWER - Elope with Me

STEPHANOTIS - Happiness in Marriage, Desire to Travel

STOCK - Bonds of Affection, Promptness, You'll Always Be Beautiful to Me

SUNFLOWER - Pride, Sunshine

SWEETPEA - Good-bye, Departure, Blissful Pleasure, Thank You for a Lovely Time

TULIP (GENERAL) - Perfect Lover, Frame, Flower Emblem of Holland

TULIP (RED) - Believe Me, Declaration of Love

TULIP (VARIEGATED) - Beautiful Eyes

TULIP (YELLOW) - There's Sunshine in Your Smile

VIOLET - Modesty

VIOLET (BLUE) - Watchfulness, Faithfulness, I'll Always Be True

VIOLET (WHITE) - Let's Take a Chance

VISCARIA - Dance With Me

WISTERIA - Welcome

ZINNIA (MAGENTA) - Lasting Affection

ZINNIA (MIXED) - Thinking (or In Memory) of an Absent Friend

ZINNIA (SCARLET) - Constancy

ZINNIA (WHITE) - Goodness

ZINNIA (YELLOW) - Daily Remembrance

Birthday Flowers
Most people have heard of Birthstones, well the following list is of flowers by birth month.

JANUARY - Flower: Carnation, Snowdrop

FEBRUARY - Flower: Primrose, Violet

MARCH - Flower: Jonquil, Violet

APRIL - Flower: Daisy, Sweet Pea

MAY - Flower: Hawthorn, Lily of the Valley

JUNE - Flower: Honeysuckle, Rose

JULY - Flower: Larkspur, Water Lily

AUGUST - Flower: Gladiolus, Poppy

SEPTEMBER - Flower: Aster, Morning Glory

OCTOBER - Flower: Calendula, Cosmos

NOVEMBER - Flower: Chrysanthemum

DECEMBER - Flower: Holly, Narcissus, Poinsettia

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