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Article Time Stamp: 12 July 2006, 14:41:04 GMT+7

Meaning of Flowers

Sending flowers must be one of the most special ways to brighten up someones day. Its made extra special if the flower meanings send a message too. There is more to just giving or receiving flowers as every flower lover knows but even the experts can't agree on the real meaning of many flowers. The Victorians used to use flowers as a symbol to express their feelings. Here is a list of different flowers and their meanings.

ACACIA : Concealed Love, Beauty in Retirement, Chaste Love, Friendship
ACONITE: Beware, a deadly foe is near
ACORN : Nordic symbol of life and immortality
ALLIUM : Unity, Humility, Patience
ALLSPICE : Compassion
ALOE : Grief
ALSTROEMERIA : Wealth, Prosperity, Fortune
AMBROSIA : Your Love is Reciprocated, Love returned
AMARYLLIS : Pride, Pastoral Poetry, Splendid Beauty, Timidity
ANENOME : Forsaken, Expectations, Unfading Love
ANGELICA : Inspiration
ANISEED : Restoration of youth
APPLE : Preference
ARBUTUS : Thee Only Do I Love
ASTER : Symbol of Love, Daintiness, Afterthought
AZALEA : Take Care of Yourself for Me, Temperance, Fragile Passion, Chinese Symbol of Womanhood

BABY'S BREATH (Gypsophila) : Pure of heart, Innocence, Everlasting Love
BACHELOR BUTTON : Single Blessedness, Hope in love, Felicity, Delicacy
BASIL : Best Wishes, Love
BAY LEAF : Strength
BEGONIA : Beware
BIRD OF PARADISE : Magnificence
BLUEBELL : Humility, Everlasting love, Constancy
BORAGE : Courage
BOUVARDIA : Enthusiasm
BURNET : A merry heart
BUTTERCUP : Childishness, Cheerfullness

CACTUS : Endurance, Warmth
CALADIUM : Great joy and delight
CAMELLIA (BLUE) : You're a flame in my heart
CAMELLIA (PINK) : Longing for you
CAMELLIA (RED) : Unpretending excellance
CAMELLIA (WHITE) : You're Adorable, Perfected lovliness
CANDYTUFT : Indifference
CARNATION (GENERAL) : Fascination, Woman Love, Bonds of affection, Health and Energy
CARNATION (PINK) : I'll Never Forget You, Woman's love
CARNATION (RED) : My Heart Aches For You, Admiration
CARNATION (PURPLE) : Capriciousness, Whimsical, Changeable
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 Good Luck Gift, You're adorable
CARNATION (YELLOW) : You Have Disappointed Me, Rejection
CATTAIL : Peace, Prosperity
CHAMOMILE : Patience, Attracts Wealth
CHRYSANTHEMUM (GENERAL) : You're a Wonderful Friend, Cheerfulness and Rest, Lovliness, Abundance, Wealth
COREOPSIS : Always Cheerful
COWSLIP : Pensiveness, Winning Grace
CROCUS : Cheerfulness, Youthful gladness
CYCLAMEN : Resignation and Goodbye
CLOVER : Good luck

DAFFODIL : Regard, Unrequited Love, You're the Only One, The Sun is Always Shining when I'm with You, Respect
DAHLIA : Dignity, Elegance, Good Taste, Instability
DAISY : Innocence, Loyal Love, I'll Never Tell, Purity, Gentleness, Romance
DANDELION : Faithfulness, Happiness, Wishes Come True
DELPHINIUM : Flight of fancy, Ardent attachment

EUCALYPTUS : Protection

FENNEL : Worthy of all praise
FERN : Magic, Fascination, Confidence and Shelter, Secret bond of love, Sincerity
FEVERFEW : Protection
FIR : Time
FLAX : Domestic Symbol, Fate
FLEUR DE LIS : Flame, Burning
FORGET-ME-NOT (Myosotis) : Faithful love, Undying hope, Memories, Do not forget, True love
FORSYTHIA : Anticipation, Good nature, Innocence
FREESIA : Innocence, Trust, Friendship

GALAX : Encouragement
GARLIC : Courage, Strength
GARDENIA : You're Lovely, Secret Love, Purity, Sweet love, Refinement
GERANIUM : Stupidity, Folly, Preference
GLADIOLIUS : Strength of character, Sincerity, Generosity, Natural grace, Love at First Sight
GLOXINIA : Love at First Sight
GRASS : Submission, Utility

HEATHER (LAVENDER) : Admiration, Solitude
HEATHER (WHITE) : Protection, Wishes Will Come True
HIBISCUS : Delicate beauty
HOLLY : Defense, Domestic Happiness, Foresight
HONEYSUCKLE : Generous and devoted affection
HYACINTH (GENERAL) : Games and Sports, Rashness, Flower Dedicated to Apollo
HYACINTH (BLUE) : Constancy
HYACINTH (PURPLE) : I am Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Sorrow
HYACINTH (WHITE) : Loveliness, I'll Pray for You
HYDRANGEA : Thank You for Understanding, Frigidity, Heartlessness
HYSSOP : Wards away evil spirits

IRIS : Fleur-de-lis, Emblem of France, Your Friendship Means so Much to Me, Faith, Hope, Wisdom and Valor, My Compliments, Promise, My compliments, Message
IVY : Wedded Love, Fidelity, Friendship, Affection

JASMINE : Amiability, Attracts Wealth
JONQUIL : Love Me, Affection Returned, Desire, Sympathy, Desire for Affection Returned
JUNIPER : Protection

LARKSPUR (PINK) : Fickleness
LAVENDER : Devotion
LEMON : Zest
LEMON BALM : Brings love
LEMON VERBENA : Attracts opposite sex
LILAC (PURPLE) : First emotion of love
LILAC (WHITE) : Youthful innocence, Purity, Modesty, Virginity, Majesty
LILY (GENERAL) : Keeps unwanted visitors away
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, Chinese Emblem for Mother
LILY (EUCHARIS) : Maiden Charms
LILY (ORANGE) : Hatred
LILY (TIGER) : Wealth, Pride, Prosperity
LILY OF THE VALLEY : Sweetness, Tears of the Virgin Mary, Return to Happiness, Humility, You've Made My Life Complete
LONGI LILY : Pure, Modest

MAGNOLIA : Nobility, Love of nature, Dignity, Beauty, Sweetness
MARIGOLD : Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy, Sacred affection, Despair
MIMOSA : Concealed love, Sensitivity
MINT : Protection from illness, warmth of feeling
MISTLETOE : Kiss me, Affection, To Surmount Difficulties, Sacred Plant of India
MONKSHOOD : Beware, A Deadly Foe is Near, Chivalry
MOSS : Maternal Love, Charity
MYRTLE : Love, Hebrew Emblem of Marriage, Duty, Affection, Home, Discipline, Instruction

NARCISSUS : Egotism, Formality, Stay as Sweet as You Are
NASTURTIUM : Conquest, Victory in Battle, Maternal Love, Charity, Patriotism

OLEANDER : Caution, Beauty, Grace
ORANGE BLOSSOM : Innocence, Eternal Love, Marriage and Fruitfulness, Purity, Lovliness
ORCHID : Love, Beauty, Refinement, Beautiful Lady, Chinese Symbol for Many Children, Flower of magnificence
ORCHID (CATTLEYA) : Mature Charm

PALM LEAVES : Victory and Success
PANSY : Thoughtful reflection, Merriment
PEACH : Longevity
PEONY : Shame, Happy Life, Happy Marriage, Bashfulness, Prosperity
PETUNIA : Resentment, Anger, Your Presence Sooths Me
PHLOX : Our souls are united
PINE : Hope, Pity
POINSETTIA : Be of good cheer
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


RANUNCULUS : Radiant, Charming
ROSE (BRIDAL) : Happy Love
ROSE (HIBISCUS) : Delicate Beauty
ROSE (LEAF) : You May Hope
ROSE (PINK) : Perfect Happiness, Please Believe Me, Gentility, Grace
ROSE (DEEP PINK) : Thank you
ROSE (LIGHT PINK) : Admiration
ROSE (LONG STEMMED) : I will remember you always
ROSE (SHORT STEMMED) : Sweetheart, Girlhood
ROSE (ORANGE) : Enthusiasm, Desire
ROSE (PEACH / CORAL) : Enthusiasm, Desire
ROSE (RED) : Love, I Love You, Respect, Courage, Simplicity
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, Charm
ROSE (WHITE AND RED MIXED) : Unity, Flower Emblem of England
ROSE (WHITE-DRIED) : Death is Preferable to Loss of Virtue
ROSE (YELLOW) : Decrease of Love, Jealousy, Trying to Care, Friendship, Joy and happiness, Gladness
ROSEBUD : Beauty and Youth, A Heart Innocent of Love
ROSEBUD (RED) : Pure and Lovely
ROSEBUD (WHITE) : Girlhood
ROSEBUD (MOSS) : Confessions of Love
ROSEMARY : Remembrance
ROSES (ASSORTED COLOURS) : You're everything to me
ROSES (SINGLE FULL BLOOM) : I Love You, I Still Love You

SAGE WISDOM : Long life
SALVIA (BLUE) : I think of you
SMILAX : Loveliness
SNAPDRAGON : Deception, Gracious Lady, Presumption
SPIDER FLOWER : Elope with Me
STATICE : Sympathy, Rememberance
STEPHANOTIS : Happiness in Marriage, Desire to Travel, Come to Me
STOCK : Bonds of Affection, Promptness, You'll Always Be Beautiful to Me, Lasting beauty
STRAWBERRY : Perfect goodness
SUNFLOWER : Adoration, Pride, Sunshine
SWEET WILLIAM : Grant me one smile, Gallantry
SWEETPEA : Goodbye, Departure, Blissful Pleasure, Thank You for a Lovely Time, Delicate pleasures

THYME : Strength and courage, ensures restful sleep
TULIP (GENERAL) : Perfect Lover, Fame, Flower Emblem of Holland, Love, Passion
TULIP (RED) : Believe Me, Declaration of Love
TULIP (VARIEGATED) : Beautiful Eyes
TULIP (YELLOW) : There's Sunshine in Your Smile, Hopeless Love

VERBENA : Will you get your wish ?
VERONICA : Fidelity
VIOLET : Modesty, Faithfulness, Virtue
VIOLET (BLUE) : Watchfulness, Faithfulness, I'll Always Be True
VIOLET (WHITE) : Let's Take a Chance
VISCARIA : Will you dance with me?

WALLFLOWER : Fidelity in adversity
WATER LILY : Purity of heart
WISTERIA : Welcome
WOODRUFF : Sweet Humility

XERANTHEMUM : Eternity, Immortality

YARROW : Healing

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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