Flower Meanings

In Victorian times, certain flowers had specific meanings because the flower selection was limited and people used more symbols and gestures to communicate than words. But today, with so many flower choices, there are no rules - it's the sentiment that gives the gift its meaning. We can help you send the right message. Many people assign their own personal meanings - a flower or color that might remind them of a special event or moment in their lives.

For those interested in the historic meanings of flowers, the Society of American Florists has compiled this list from a variety of different sources:

Flowers Meanings
Alstroemeria aspiring
Amaryllis dramatic
Anemone fragile
Aster contentment
Baby's Breath festivity
Calla Lily regal
Carnation - pink gratitude
Carnation - red flashy
Carnation - white remembrance
Carnation - yellow cheerful
Chrysanthemum - white truth
Chrysanthemum - red sharing
Chrysanthemum - yellow secret admirer
Daffodil chivalry
Delphinium boldness
Freesia spirited
Gardenia joy
Ginger proud
Gladiolus strength of character
Heather solitude
Hyacinth sincerity
Hydrangea perseverance
Iris inspiration
Jasmine grace and elegance
Larkspur beautiful spirit
Lavender distrust
Lilac first love
Lily - Casablanca celebration
Lily - Stargazer ambition
Lisianthus calming
Lilac first love
Orchid delicate beauty
Peony healing
Queen Anne's Lace delicate femininity
Ranunculus radiant
Rose - red passionate love
Rose - pink / purple passion
Rose - red & white unity
Rose - yellow friendship
Star of Bethlehem hope
Statice success
Sunflower adoration
Sweetpea shyness
Tuberose pleasure
Tulip - pink caring
Tulip - purple royalty
Tulip - red declaration of love
Tulip - white forgiveness
Tulip - yellow hopelessly in love
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