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Flower Meanings

Flowers have interesting meanings and also there are especial flowers that suit unique occasions.

Flowers are very much a part of daily life and are most often associated with important occasions in our lives. They are an integral part of birthday celebrations, graduations, weddings and funerals to name a few. Certain flowers have religious significance too. Many people do not the associations of flowers with certain occasions in life and miss out on the unique art of expressing feelings with flowers and conversely, those receiving flowers do not know the unique message they convey and miss out on the true meaning that is communicated with the gifting of flowers.

Here we present flowers and their meanings to give you an idea of expressing yourself better and more meaningfully with flowers.


Flower Name with Meaning


AlstroemeriaFlower Meaning

Alstroemeria flower is a symbol of wealth, prosperity, fortune and is also called the flower of friendship.


Flower Meaning

Amaryllis This flower is symbolic of splendid beauty and used to indicate worth beyond beauty.


Anemone Flower

Anemone on a darker note indicates fading hope and a feeling of having been left out. Positively it symbolizes anticipation.


Flower Meaning

Anthurium symbolizes hospitalityhappiness and plenty.


Aster Flower

Aster symbolizes patience. It is also indicative of a love for variety, elegance and daintiness.


of Paradise Flower Meaning

Bird of Paradise symbolizes joy, magnificence and can be used to express exciting and wonderful anticipation.


Bouvardia Double Flower Meaning

Bouvardia Double symbolizes enthusiasm and zest for life.



Calla Lily symbolizes magnificence and beauty while the White Calla lilies combines both attributes with purity and innocence associated with white to make it the ideal choice for wedding bouquets.


Flower Meaning

Carnation stands for pride and beauty. A red carnation symbolizes love, pride and admiration; a pink carnation symbolizes the love of a woman or a mother; a purple carnation symbolizes capriciousness; a yellow carnation symbolizes disdain, rejection or disappointment; while a white carnation symbolizes innocence and pure love. A striped carnation conveys refusal.


Chrysanthemum, Standard Flower Meaning

Chrysanthemum symbolizes fidelity, optimismjoy and long life. A red chrysanthemum conveys love; a white chrysanthemum symbolizes truth and loyal love while a yellow chrysanthemum stands for slighted love.


Daffodil Flower

Daffodil symbolizes regard and chivalry. It indicates of rebirth, new beginnings and eternal life and unrequited love. A single daffodil foretells a misfortune while a bunch of daffodils portrays joy and happiness.



Daisy symbolizes innocence and purity. It conveys loyal love.. The Gerbera Daisy specifically conveys cheerfulness.


Delphinium, Hybrid Flower Meaning

Delphinium, Hybrid portrays big-heartedness, fun, lightness and levity and ardent attachment.


Freesia Flower

Freesia symbolizes innocence and thoughtfulness.



Gardenia symbolizes purity and sweetness and also indicate secret love, conveys joy and tells the receiver you’ve lovely.



Gerbera belongs to the daisy family and therefore assumes the symbolism associated with the daisy. Gerbera specifically conveys cheerfulness.


Flower Meaning

Gladiolus  signifies remembrancestrength of character, faithfulness and honor.



Heather Lavender symbolizes admiration, solitude and beauty while white heather symbolizes protection and indicates wishes will come true.


Hyacinth Flower

Hyacinth symbolizes playfulness and a sporty attitude in its extreme rashness. Hyacinths also denote constancy. Blue hyacinth stands for constancy, purple for sorrow, red or pink for play, white for loveliness and yellow for jealousy.


Flower Meaning

Hydrangea symbolizes heartfelt emotions. It can be used to express gratitude for being understood. In its negative sense hydrangea symbolizes frigidity and heartlessness.


Iris Flower

Iris symbolizes eloquence. Purple iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments. Blue iris symbolizes faith and hope. Yellow iris symbolizes passion while the white iris symbolizes purity.


Larkspur Flower

Larkspur symbolizes levity or lightness. It is also portrays fickleness and haughtiness.


Lilac Flower

Lilac symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence. White lilac symbolizes humility and innocence, field lilac symbolizes charity while purple lilac symbolizes the first love.


Oriental Flower Meaning

Lily symbolizes purity and refined beauty. White lily symbolizes modesty and virginity, orange lily symbolizes passion, yellow lily symbolizes gaiety while Lily of the Valley symbolizes sweetness and purity of heart. The Easter lily is symbolic of Virgin Mary.


Dendrobium Flower Meaning

Orchid portrays exotic beauty. It symbolizes refinement, thoughtfulness, mature charm, pride and glorious femininity.


Peony Flower

Peony symbolizes bashfulness and compassion and can be used to express indignation or shame. It symbolizes a happy life, happy marriage, good health and prosperity.


Protea, King
Flower Meaning

Protea, King stands for change, transformation, diversity and courage. It signifies being daring and resourcefulness.


Anne's Lace Flower Meaning

Queen Anne's Lace symbolizes signifies complexity and delicateness or  a haven or sanctuary


Flower Meaning

Ranunculus conveys the message that you are radiant with charm or attractiveness


Rose Flower

Rose symbolizes love. It signifies love in various forms. Its symbolism varies based on color, variety and number.


Flower Meaning

Snapdragon symbolizes graciousness and strength while its negative connotations include deception and presumption.


Statice Flower

Statice is symbolic of remembrance. It also symbolizes sympathy and success.


Stock Flower

Stock symbolizes lasting beauty and a happy life. It is indicative of bonds of affection and promptness.


Flower Meaning

Sunflower signifies pure thoughts. It symbolizes adoration and dedication. It is symbolic of dedicated love and the contrary notion of haughtiness.


Sweet Pea
Flower Meaning

Sweet Pea indicates delicate pleasure and bliss. It is a flower symbolic of departure after having a good time.


Tulip Flower

Tulip stands for a declaration of love, fame and perfect love.