Language of Flowers

Flowers have a language all their own. Lovers used to send messages to each other hidden within the petals of a bouquet. Every flower represents one sentiment or another, put together they’re definitely more romantic than a card. Compose your message, print this list, take a walk to your local flower shop, and brighten up someone’s day!

  • Acacia: Concealed Love, Beauty in Retirement, Chaste Love
  • Acorn: Nordic Symbol of Life and Immortality, Forever
  • Ambrosia: Your Love is Reciprocated
  • Amaryllis: Pride, Pastoral Poetry
  • Anomone: Forsaken
  • Arbutus: Thee Only Do I Love
  • Aster: Symbol of Love, Daintiness
  • Azalea: Take care of yourself for me, Temperance, Fragile Passion
  • Bachelor Button: Single Blessedness
  • Begonia: Beware
  • Bells of Ireland: Good Luck
  • Bittersweet: Truth
  • Bluebell: Humility
  • Bouquet of Withered Flowers: Rejected Love
  • Cactus: Endurance
  • Camellia: Admiration, Perfection, Good Luck Gift to a Man
  • Camellia ( Pink ): Longing for you
  • Camellia ( Red ): You’re a Flame in My Heart
  • Camellia ( White ): You’re Adorable
  • Candytuft: Indifference
  • Carnation ( General ): Fascination, Woman Love
  • Carnation ( Pink ): Longing for you
  • Carnation ( Red ): My Heart Aches For You, Admiration
  • Carnation ( Purple ): Capriciousness
  • 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 Goo Luck Gift
  • Carnation ( Yellow ): You Have Disappointed Me, Rejection
  • Cattail: Peace, Prosperity
  • Chrysanthemum ( General ): You’re A Wonderful Friend, Cheerfulness, Rest
  • Chrysanthemum ( Red ): I Love
  • Chrysanthemum ( White ): Truth
  • Chrysanthemum ( Yellow ): Slighted Love
  • Coreopsis: Always Cheerful
  • Crocus: Cheerfulness
  • Cyclamen: Resignation and Goodbye
  • Daffodil: Regard, Unrequited Love, You’re the Only One
  • Daisy: Innocence, Loyal Love, I’ll Never Tell, Purity
  • Dandelion: Faithfulness, Happiness
  • Dead Leaves: Sadness
  • Fern: Magic, Fascination, Confidence and Shelter
  • Fern ( Maidenhair ): Secret Bond Of Love
  • Fir: Time
  • Flax: Domestic Symbol
  • Forget-me-Not: True Love, Memories
  • Forsythia: Anticipation
  • Gardenia: You’re Lovely, Secret Love
  • Garlic: Courage, Strength ( the flower, not the herb )
  • Geranium: Stupidity, Folly
  • Gladioli: Give Me a Break….I’m Really Sincere
  • Gloxinia: Love at First Sight
  • Grass: Submission ( the ornamental variety )
  • Heather ( Lavender ): Admiration, Solitude
  • Heather ( White ): Protection, Wishes Will Come True
  • Holly: Defense, Domestic Happiness
  • Hyacinth ( General ): Games and Sports, Rashness
  • Hyacinth ( Blue ): Constancy
  • Hyacinth ( Purple ): I am 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, Fridgity, Heartlessness
  • Iris: You’re Friendship Means So Much To Me, Faith, Hope
  • Ivy: Wedded Love, Fidelity, Friendship, Affection
  • Jonquil: Love Me, Affection Returned, Desire
  • Larkspur: Fickleness
  • Lily ( Orange ): Hatred
  • 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
  • Lily ( Eucharis ): Maiden Charms
  • Lily ( Tiger ): Wealth and Pride
  • Lily-Of-The-Valley: Sweetness, Return to Happiness, Humility, You Make Me Complete
  • Magnolia: Nobility
  • Marigold: Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy
  • Mistletoe: Kiss Me, Affection, To Surmount Difficulties
  • 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
  • Nuts: Stupidity
  • Oleander: Caution
  • Orange Blossom: Innocence, Eternal Love, Marriage
  • Orange Mock: Deceit
  • Orchid: Love, Beauty, Refinement
  • Palm Leaves: Victory, Success
  • Peony: Shame, Gay Life, Happy Marriage
  • Petunia: Resentment, Anger
  • 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 ( Pink ): Perfect Happiness
  • Rose ( Red ): Love, I Love You
  • Rose ( White ): Innocence, Purity
  • Rose ( Tea ): I’ll Remember, Always
  • Rose ( Thornless ): Love At First Sight
  • Rose ( Red and White Together ): Unity
  • Rose ( Yellow ): Decrease of Love, Jealousy, Friendship
  • Smilax: Loveliness
  • Snapdragon: Deception, Gracious Lady
  • Spider Flower: Elope With Me
  • Stephanotis: Happiness in Marriage
  • Stock: Bonds of Affection
  • Sweetpea: Goodbye, Departure, Blissful Pleasure
  • Tulip ( General ): Perfect Lover, Fame
  • Tulip ( Red ): Believe Me, Declaration of Love
  • Tulip ( Variegated ): Beautiful Eyes
  • Tulip ( Yellow ): There’s Sunshine In Your Smile
  • Violet: Modesty
  • Viscaria: Will You Dance With Me?
  • Zinnia: Lasting Affection, Thinking of an Absent Friend
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