FLOWER MEANINGS

It is most common nowadays to choose flowers based purely on their colour and appearance but sometimes knowing the meaning behind certain flowers can really influence your floral choices in an original and inspired way. These meanings are derived from Greek and Roman mythology, the middle ages and the Victorian era.

Anemone

expectation

Astilbe

"I'll still be waiting"

Baby's Breath

innocence, happiness, festivity

Calla Lily

magnificent beauty

Carnation

(pink) boldness, (red) love, (white) talent

Chrysanthemum

cheerfulness, optimism, truth

Dahlia

good taste

Daisy

innocence, loyal love, gentleness

Delphinium

lightness, fun, boldness

Forget-Me-Not

true love, hope, memories

Freesia

innocence, thoughtfulness, spirited

Gardenia

secret love, joy, good luck

Gerbera

happiness, love, appreciation

Gladiolus

strength of character, remembrance

Hyacinth

(white_ loveliness, (red or pink) playfulness

Hydrangea

understanding, perseverance

Iris

wisdom, faith, friendship

Lavender

devotion, happiness, success

Lilac

youthful, humility, confidence

Lily

majesty, truth, honour, pride

Lisianthus

outgoing, nature, appreciation

Lotus

mystery, truth

Love-in-the-Mist

delicacy, perplexity

Orchid

rare beauty, refinement, magnificence

Peony

bashfulness, good health, prosperity, romance

Poppy

(red) pleasure, (yellow) wealth, success, (general) imagination

Protea

diversity, courage

Queens Anne's Lace

delicate, feminitym sanctuary

Ranunculus

radiant charm, attractiveness

Rose

love, joy, beauty

Stock

lasting beauty, bonds of affection

Sunflower

adoration, devotion, warmth, happiness

Sweet Pea

lasting pleasure, goodbye shyness

Tulip

(general) perfect love, passion, (variegated) beautiful eyes, (red) declaration of love

Violets

(blue) faithfulness, (general) modesty, innocence