The Language of Flowers

ACACIA Blossom - Concealed love, chaste love

ACORN - Nordic symbol of immortality and life

AMBROSIA - Your love is reciprocated

AMARYLLIS - Pride, pastoral poetry

ANOMONE - Forsaken

ARBUTUS - Thee only do I love

ASTER - Symbol of love, daintiness

AZALEA - Chinese symbol of womanhood, 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 for a man

CAMELLIA (PINK) - Longing

CAMELLIA (RED) - You're a flame in my heart

CAMELLIA (WHITE) - Adoration

CANDYTUFT - Indifference

CARNATION (GENERAL) - Fascination

CARNATION (PINK) - I'll never forget 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 & lovely, innocence, pure love, woman's good luck gift.

CARNATION (YELLOW) - Disapointment, rejection

CATTAIL - Peace, prosperity

CHRYSANTHEMUM (GENERAL) - You're a wonderful friend, cheerfulness and rest

CHRYSANTHEMUM (RED) - Love

CHRYSANTHEMUM (WHITE) - Truth

CHRYSANTHEMUM (YELLOW) - Slighted love

COREOPSIOS - Always cheerful

CROCUS - Cheerfulness

CYCLAMEN - Resignation and goodbye

DAFFODIL - Regard, unrequited love, you're the only one, the sun shines when I'm with you

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, get well, ward off evil and illness

GERANIUM - Stupidity, folly

GLADIOLI - I'm sincere, flower of the gladiators

GLOXINIA - Love at first sight

GRASS - Submission

HEATHER (LAVENDER) - Admiration, solitude

HEATHER (WHITE) - Protection, wishes will come true

HOLLY - Defense, 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 (RED OR PINK) - Play

HYACINTH (WHITE) - Loveliness, I'll pray for you

HYACINTH (YELLOW) - Jealousy

HYDRANGEA - Thank you for understanding, frigidity, heartlessness

IRIS - Fleur-de-lis Emblem of France, your friendship means so much to me, faith, hope, wisdom & valor

IVY - Wedded love, fidelity, friendship, affection

IVY SPRIG OF WHITE TENDRILS - Anxious to please, affection

JONQUIL - Love me, affection returned, desire, sympathy, desire for affection returned

LARKSPUR (PINK) - Fickleness

LILY (ORANGE) - Dislike

LILY (WHITE) - Virginity, purity, majesty, it's heavenly to be with you

LILY (YELLOW) - I'm walking on air, false & 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

MAGNOLIA - Nobility

MARIGOLD - Cruelty, grief, jealousy

MISTLETOE - Kiss me, affection, the sacred plant of India, magic plant of Druids

MONKHOOD - 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 and fruitfulness

ORANGE MOCK - Deceit

ORCHID - Love, beauty, refinement, beautiful lady, Chinese symbol for many children

ORCHID (CATTLEYA) - Mature charm

PALM LEAVES - Victory and success

PEONY - Shame,  happy marriage

PETUNIA - Resentment, anger, your presence soothes me

PINE - Hope, pity

POPPY (RED) - Pleasure

POPPY (WHITE) - Consolation (Poppy is the floral sign of consolation probably because it was created by "Ceres" while in search of her daughter, Prosperpine, to assuage her grief)

POPPY (YELLOW) - Wealth, success

PRIMROSE - I can't live without you

PRIMROSE (EVENING) - Inconstancy

ROSE (BRIDAL) - Happy love

ROSE (CHRISTMAS) - Tranquilize my anxiety, anxiety

ROSE (DAMASK) - Persian ambassador of love

ROSE (DARK CRIMSON) - Mourning

ROSE (HIBISCUS) - Delicate beauty

ROSE (LEAF) - You may hope

ROSE (CORAL) - Desire

ROSE (ORANGE) Fascination

ROSE (PINK) - Perfect happiness, grace

ROSE (DARK PINK) - Thankfulness

ROSE (LAVENDER) - Enchantment

ROSE (RED) - Love, I love you, Respect

ROSE (TEA) - I'll remember, always

ROSE (THORNLESS) - Love at first sight

ROSE (WHITE) - Innocence and purity, Secrecy and silence

ROSE (WHITE AND RED TOGETHER) - Unity, flower emblem of England

ROSE (WHITE-DRIED) - Death is preferable to loss of virtue

ROSE (YELLOW) - Joy, friendship, one yellow rose with 11 red ones means love & passion

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 full bloom) - Gratitude

ROSES (Single full bloom) - I love you, I still love you

ROSES (GARLAND or CROWN OF) - Beware of virtue, reward of merit, crown-symbol of superior merit

ROSE (MUSK CLUSTER) - Charming

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

SWEETPEA - Goodbye, departure, blissful pleasure, thank you for a lovely time

TULIP (GENERAL) - Perfect lover, fame, 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) - Faithfulness, loyalty

VIOLET (WHITE) - Let's take a chance on happiness

ZINNIA (MAGENTA) - Lasting affection

ZINNIA (MIXED) - Thinking (or in memory) of an absent friend

ZINNIA (SCARLET) - Constancy

ZINNIA (WHITE) - Goodness

ZINNIA (YELLOW) - Daily remembrance