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The Meaning Of Flowers

We have compiled a list of flowers and their symbolic meanings with a hint of flower facts intertwined. If you're seeking a specific flower for an occasion, please call us to speak to one of our trained florists.

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Alstroemeria flower is symbolic of wealth, prosperity, and fortune. It is also the flower of friendship.

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

Anemone on a darker note indicates fading hope and a feeling of having been forsaken. On a positive note, it symbolizes anticipation.

Anthurium symbolizes hospitality. It is also used to indicate happiness and abundance.

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

Bird of Paradise symbolizes joyfulness. It also symbolizes magnificence. It can also be used to indicate exciting and wonderful anticipation.

Bouvardia Double symbolizes enthusiasm. It is also used to indicate zest for life.

Calla Lily symbolizes magnificence and beauty. White Calla lilies combine these two attributes with purity and innocence associated with the colour white to make it the perfect choice of flower in a Wedding bouquet.

Carnation symbolizes 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 symbolizes fidelity, optimism, joy and long life. A red chrysanthemum conveys love; a white chrysanthemum symbolizes truth and loyal love while a yellow chrysanthemum symbolizes slighted love.

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

Dahilia These ruffled flowers stand for dignity and pomp, so they would feel right at home at a momentous occasion like a graduation or new job.

Daisy symbolizes innocence and purity. It conveys loyal love and “I will never tell”. Gerbera Daisy specifically conveys cheerfulness.

Delphinium, Hybrid symbolizes big-heartedness, fun, lightness, and levity. It also indicates ardent attachment.

Freesia symbolizes innocence and thoughtfulness.

Gardenia symbolizes purity and sweetness. They indicate secret love. They convey joy. They tell the receiver you are lovely.

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

Gladioli symbolizes strength of character, faithfulness, and honour. The Gladiolus flower signifies remembrance.

Hyacinth symbolizes playfulness and a sporty attitude and 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.

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

Iris These regal blooms have long stood for royalty, but also for wisdom and respect. And their opulent-looking blooms sure suggest the same. That means it's definitely a compliment if you receive a bouquet of irises.

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

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

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 the symbol of the Virgin Mary.

Lily of the valley These little bell-shaped flowers carry a message that's just as innocent as they look. They stand for purity, happiness, luck, and humility. Though they smell delicious, don't be fooled: These flowers aren't edible.

Magnolia These stunning blooms often festoon the trees as spring arrives, getting everyone who sees them excited for the season to come. That's why it's only logical that they signify a love of nature.

Orchid is a symbol of the exotic beauty. It symbolizes refinement, thoughtfulness, and mature charm. It also symbolizes proud and glorious femininity.

Pansy Derived from the French word "pansée," this bloom means thoughtfulness and remembrance. That may be why you often see them planted at funeral plots. They're also hardy little plants, so they work well for those of us who have, um, less-than-green thumbs.

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

Protea, King stands for change and transformation. It signifies daring and resourcefulness. It is symbolic of diversity and courage.

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

Ranunculus symbolizes radiant charm. It conveys a message that you are radiant with charm, or you are attractive.

Rose symbolizes love. It signifies love in its various forms. Its symbolism varies based on colour, variety, and number of stems.

Rosemary signifies remembrance, perhaps because it's said to enhance memory. Folk medicine says to wear a sprig of rosemary in your hair to help your recall, or brew some rosemary tea to do the same. We'll drink to that!

Rhododendron The Victorians labeled this flower "beware," — which is actually appropriate since they're quite poisonous. If you don't plan to eat them, they make a beautiful addition to your landscaping.

Snapdragon symbolizes graciousness and strength. Its negative connotations include deception and presumption.

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

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

Sunflower signifies pure thoughts. It symbolizes adoration and dedication. It is symbolic of dedicated love. It is however also symbolic of haughtiness.

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

Tulip signifies a declaration of love. It also symbolizes fame and perfect love.

Violet Loyalty, devotion, faithfulness. What's not to love about the lovely little violet? Those are sentiments just about everyone can appreciate.

Zinnia While they are one of the bolder blooms in a garden, these flowers are actually sentimental. In fact, they serve as a reminder to never forget absent friends. Send them to someone you love who lives far away, for a nice thinking-of-you gift.