A

  • Acacia – Beauty in Retirement, Concealed Love
  • Amaryllis – Pride
  • Ambrosia – Love Returned
  • Aster – Daintiness, Symbol of Love

B

  • Baby’s Breath – Everlasting Love, Happiness, Pure in Heart
  • Begonia – Beware
  • Bells of Ireland – Good Luck
  • Bird of Paradise – Magnificence
  • Bittersweet – Truth

C

  • Carnation – The Victorians used the carnation as a good luck token given to women.
    • Pink = Mother’s Day
    • Red = Passion
    • White = Good Luck, Lovely, Sweet
    • Striped = Refusal
  • Chrysanthemum – You’re a Good Friend, Cheerfulness, Rest
    • White = Truth
    • Yellow = Slighted Love
  • Cyclamen – Diffidence, Resignation, Goodbye

D

  • Daffodil – Deceit, Regard, Respect, Unrequited Love
  • Dahlia – Good Taste, Instability
  • Daisy – Innocence, I’ll Never Tell, Loyal Love, Purity
  • Delphinium – Airy

E

  • Edelweiss – Daring, Noble Courage
  • Eucalyptus – Protection

F

  • Forget-Me-Not – True Love, Memories, Forget Me Not
  • Forsythia – Anticipation
  • Fuchsia – Good Taste

G

  • Gardenia – You’re Lovely, Secret Love
  • Geranium – Stupidity, Folly
  • adiolus – Love at First Sight, Strength of Character, Generosity, Ready-armed

H

  • Heather
    • Lavender = Admiration, Solitude
    • Pink = Good Luck
    • White = Good Luck, Protection, Your Wishes Will Come True
  • Hibiscus – Delicate Beauty
  • Honeysuckle – Generous, Devoted Affection, Sweet Disposition
  • Hyacinth
    • Blue = Constancy
    • Purple = I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Sorrow
    • Red or Pink = Play
    • White = Loveliness, I’ll Pray for You
    • Yellow = Jealousy

I

  • Iris – Faith, Hope, Wisdom, My Compliments, Eloquence

J

  • Jasmine – Amiability, Wealth, Elegance, Grace

L

  • Lavender – Devotion, Distrust
  • Lilac – First True Love/First Flush of Love
  • Lily – Symbols of fertility used in weddings, and symbols of death when placed on graves. Legend has it that lilies appeared on the graves on people who were executed for crimes they did not commit. To dream of lilies in spring foretells marriage, happiness and prosperity, while dreaming of them in winter connotes frustrated hopes and a loved one’s premature death. In the Medieval ages, lilies were a symbol of feminine sexuality.
    • Lavender = Admiration, Solitude
    • White = Virginity, Purity, Majesty, Heavenly to be With You
    • Yellow = I’m Walking on Air, False, Cheer
    • Calla = Beauty
    • Day = Coquetry, Chinese Emblem for Mother
    • Eucharis = Maiden Charms
    • Tiger = Wealth, Pride
    • Lily of the Valley = Sweetness, Tears of the Virgin Mary, Return to Happiness, Humility, Beauty, Gaiety, You’ve Made my Life Complete

M

  • Magnolia – Nobility, Dignity
  • Morning Glory – Affectation
  • Myrtle – Love in Absence, Remembrance, Hebrew Emblem of Marriage

N

  • Narcissus – Egotism, Formality, Self Esteem
  • Nasturtium – Conquest, Victory in Battle, Maternal Love, Charity, Patriotism

O

  • Orange Blossom – Eternal Love, Wisdom, Purity
  • Orchid – Love, Beauty, Thoughtful, Charm, Chinese Symbol for Many Children Cattleya = Mature Charm

P

  • Peach Blossom – Longevity, I am Your Captive
  • Poinsettia – Be of Good Cheer
  • Poppy – Eternal Sleep, Oblivion, Imagination
    • Red = Pleasure
    • White = Consolation
    • Yellow = Wealth, Success
  • Primrose – Can’t Live Without You, Young Love, Early Youth

Q

  • Queen Anne’s Lace – Fantasy

R

  • Rose – Particularly with roses, certain meanings can be conveyed with the colour, shape, and number of petals. The French hold that white roses are for love, red for passion, and yellow for friendship. Pink roses signify grace, gratitude and gentleness, and lilac roses should be given to express love at first sight.
    • White = Innocence, Purity, Beauty, Secrecy, Silence, Charm, I am Worthy of You, You Are Heavenly
    • White Dried = Death is Preferable to Loss of Virtue
    • Red = Love, Passion
    • Red and White Mix = Unity, Flower of England
    • Pink = Happiness, Please Believe Me
    • Crimson = I’m Glad I Found You, Mourning
    • Yellow = Jealousy, Decrease of Love, Try to Care
    • Blue = Achieving the Impossible
    • Gold = Pinnacle of Achievement
    • Bridal = Happy Love
    • Hibiscus = Delicate Beauty
    • Tea = I’ll Remember Always
    • Thornless = Love at First Sight

S

  • Snowdrop – Hope
  • Spider Flower – Elope With Me
  • Sunflower – Pride, Sunshine

T

  • Tulip
    • Red = Believe Me, Declaration of Love
    • Variegated = Beautiful Eyes
    • Yellow = Sunshine in Your Smile, Hopeless Love

V

  • Violet – Modesty
    • Blue = Watchfulness, Faithfulness, I’ll Always Be There
    • White = Let’s Take a Chance

X

  • Xeranthemum – Cheerfulness in Adversity

Y

  • Yarrow – Health, Healing

Z

  • Zinnia
    • Magenta = Lasting Affection
    • Scarlet = Constancy
    • White = Goodness
    • Yellow = Daily Remembrance
    • Mixed = Thoughts of an Absent Friend