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The Language of Flowers


As every flower lover knows, flowers have a language of their own. Every sentiment is expressed in one form or another by these fragile blooms and as a leading psychologist states..
."FLOWERS ARE A PERFECT REPLICA OF HUMAN LIFE"--

Planting - Growth - Bloom - Withering

Acacia (Blossom)
Concealed hope Beauty in Retirement, Chaste Love
Acorn

Nordic Symbol of Life and Immortality

Almond
Hope
Amaranth
Immortality
Amaryllis
Splendid beauty, Pride, Pastoral Poetry
Ambrosia
Your Love is Reciprocated 
Anemone
Forsaken
Apple-blossom
Preference
Arbutus
Thee Only Do I love
Aster
Symbol of Love, Daintiness
Azalea
Romance, Take Care of Yourself For Me, Temperance, Fragile Passion, Chinese Symbol of Womanhood
Bachelor’s Button
Hope in love, Single Blessedness
Balm
Sympathy
Balm of Gilead
Healing
Balsam
Impatience
Bay-leaf
I change not
Begonia
Beware
Bell-flower
Gratitude
Bells of Ireland
Good Luck 
Bittersweet
Truth
Bluebell
Humility
Bouquet of Withered Flowers
Rejected Love
Box
Constancy
Burdock
Importunity
Buttercup
Riches
Cactus
Endurance
Camellia (Pink)
Longing For You
Camellia (Red)
You’re A Flame in My Heart
Camellia (White)
You’re Adorable
Calla Lily
Feminine Beauty
Candytuft
Indifference
Cape Jessamine
Ecstacy
Carnation (General)
Fascination, Women Love
Carnation (Pink)
I’ll Never Forget You
Carnation (Red)
My Heart Aches For You, Admiration

Carnation (Purple)

Capriciousness
Carnation (Solid Color)
Yes
Carnation (White)
Sweet and Lovely, Innocence, Pure Love, Woman’s Good Luck Gift
Carnation (Striped)
No, Refusal, Sorry
Carnation-yellow
Disdain, Rejection, You Have Disappointed Me
Cattail
Peace, Prosperity
China Aster
Will think of It
China-Pink
Aversion
Chrysanthemum, red
I Love You
Chrysanthemum, white
Truth
Chrysanthemum, yellow
Slighted Love
Clemantis
Artifice
Clover, red
Industry
Cockscomb
foppery
Coltsfoot
Justice
Columbine
Folly
Consolvulus
Uncertainty
Coreopsus
Always Cheerful
Coriander
Hidden Merit
Crocus
Cheerfulness
Cowslip
You’re My Divinity
Crocus
Cheerfulness
Cyclamen
Resignation and Good-Bye
Daffodil
Chivalry, Regard, Unequalled Love, You’re the Only One, The Sun is Always Shining When I’m With You
Dahlia
Forever Thine
Daisy
I Will Think of It, Innocence, Loyal Love, I’ll Never Tell
Dandelion
Coquetry, Faithfulness, Happiness
Dead Leaves
Sadness
Dock
Patience
Dogwood
Am I Indifferent?
Eglantine
I Wound to Heal
Elder flower
Compasion
Everlasting
Remembering
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
Foxglove
Insincerely
Four-O’Clocks
Timidity
Fuchsia
Ambition of Love
Gardenia
You’re Lovely, Secret Love
Garlic
Courage, Strength
Geranium
Joy, Next Dance, Stupidity, Folly
Geranium (rose)
Preference
Geranium
Silver, Recall
Gillyflower
Lasting Beauty
Gladioli
Give Me a Break, I’m Really Sincere, Flower of the Gladiators
Gloxinia
Love at First Sight
Golden Rod
Encouragement
Grass
Submission
Harebell
Grief
Hawthorn
Hope
Hazel
Reconciliation
Heart’s-case
Think of Me
Heather (Lavender)
Admiration, Solitude
Heather (White)
Protection, Wishes Will Come True
Heliotrope
I Love You
Holly
Foresight, Defense, Domestic Happiness
Hollyhock
Ambition, Honesty, Sincerity
Honeysuckle
Bond of Love
Horsechestnut
Luxury
Hyacinth (Yellow)
Jealousy
Hyacinth (Blue)
Constancy
Hyacinth (General)
Games and Sports, Rashness, Flower Dedicated to Apollo
Hyacinth (Purple)
I am Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Sorrow
Hyacinth (Red or Pink)
Play
Hyacinth (White)
Loveliness, I’ll Pray for You
Hydrangea
Heartlessness, Thank You for Understanding, Frigidity
Iris
Message, Fleur-de-lis, Emblem of France, Your Friendship Means So Much to Me, Faith, Hope, Wisdom and Valor, My Compliments
Ivy
Matrimony, Wedded Love, Fidelity, Friendship, Affection
Ivy (Sprig of White Tendrils)
Anxious to Please, Affection
Jonquil
Return My Love, Love Me, Affection Returned, Desire, Sympathy, Desire for Affection Returned
Laburnum
Pensive Beauty
Lady’s Slipper
Beauty
Larkspur
Fickleness
Laurel
Glory
Lavender
Distrust
Lemon Blossom
Discretion
Lily (Orange)
Hatred
Lily (White)
Purity, Modesty, Virginity, Majesty, It’s Heavenly to Be With You
Lily (Yellow)
I’m Walking on Air, False and Gay
Lily (Calla)
Beauty
Lily (Day)
Coquetry, Chinese Emblem for Mother
Lily (Eucharis)
Maiden Charms
Lily (Tiger)
Wealth, Pride
Lily (Water)
Eloquence
Lily of the Valley
Happiness, Sweetness, Tears of the Virgin Mary, Return to Happiness, Humility, You’ve Made My Life Complete
Linden
Conjugal love
Locust
Utmost affection
Magnolia
Peerless, Proud, Nobility
Marigold
Cruelty
Marjoram
Blushes
Meadow-sweet
Uselessness
Mignonette
Qualities
Mistletoe
Kiss Me, Affection, To Surmount Difficulties, Sacred Plant of India, Magic Plant of the Druids
Monkhood
Beware, A Deadly Foe is Near
Moss
Maternal Love, Charity
Motherwort
Secret Love
Mulberry
Wisdom
Mullein
Good Nature
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
Marriage and Fruitfulness, Innocence, Eternal Love
Orange
Mock, Deceit
Orchid
Love, Beauty, Refinement, Beautiful Lady, Chinese Symbol for Many Children
Palm Leaves
Victory and Success
Peony
Shame, Happy Life, Happy Marriage
Petunia
Resentment, Anger, Your Presence Soothes Me
Pine
Hope, Pity
Poppy (General)
Eternal Sleep, Oblivion, Imagination
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 (Pink)
Perfect Happiness, Please Believe Me
Rose (Red)
Love, I Love You
Rose (Tea)
I'll Remember Always
Rose (Thornless)
Love at First Sight
Rose (White)
Innocence and Purity, I am Worthy of You, You're Heavenly, Secrecy and Silence
Rose (White and Red Mixed)
Unity, Flower Emblem of England
Rose (White-Dried)
Death is Preferable to Loss of Virtue
Rose (White-Withered)
Transient Impression, Fleeting Beauty, You Made No Impression
Rose (Yellow)
Decrease of Love, Jealousy, Try to Care
Rosebud
Beauty and You, A Heart Innocent of Love
Rosebud (Red)
Pure and Lovely
Rosebud (White)
Girlhood
Rosebud (Moss)
Confessions of Love
Roses (Bouquet of Mature Blooms)
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
Roses (Musk Cluster)
Harming
Rue
Disdain
Smilax
Loveliness
Snapdragon
Deception, Gracious Lady
Snowball
Thoughts of heaven
Snowdrop
Consolation
Spearmint
Warm Feeling
Spider Flower
Elope with Me
Star of Bethlehem
Reconciliation
Starwort
Welcome     
Stephanotis
Happiness in Marriage, Desire to Travel
Stock
Bonds of Affection, Promptness, You'll Always Be Beautiful to Me
Stramoniam
Disguise
Sunflower
Pride
Sweetpea
Good-bye, Departure, Blissful Pleasure, Thank You for a Lovely Time
Sweet-William
Finesse
Syringa
Memory
Thistle
Austerity
Trumpet Flower
Separation
Tuberose
Dangerous Pleasure
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
Tulip Tree
Rural Happiness
Verbena
Sensibility 
Violet
Modesty
Violet (Blue)
Watchfulness, Faithfulness, I'll Always Be There
Viscaria
Will You Dance with Me?
Zinnia (Magenta)
Lasting Affection
Zinnia (Mixed)
Thinking (or In Memory) of an Absent Friend
Zinnia (Scarlet)
Constancy
Zinnia (White)
Goodness
Zinnia (Yellow)

Daily Remembrance

 

 


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