43 Flowers And Their Meanings

Flowers are given as gestures from the heart, as a gift to say "I’m thinking of you," "Congratulations," or “I love you.” Our list can help you make sure you're sending the right message.

A bouquet of flowers can mean many things on many different occasions. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we thought we would share a list of flower meanings. You may want to make sure your bouquet says the right thing!

The Meaning Behind These Flowers

1. BABY’S BREATH: Innocence.

2. CACTUS: Endurance.

3. CALENDULA: Jealousy.

4. CALLA LILY: Great beauty.

5. CARNATION: Fascination, distinction, divine love.

6. CARNATION, PINK: A woman’s love, I’ll never forget you, mother’s love.

7. CARNATION, RED: Admiration, my heart aches for you, fascination.

8. CARNATION, STRIPED: Refusal, No, I can’t be with you.

9. CARNATION, WHITE: Innocence, faithfulness, sweet and lovely, pure love, good luck.

10. CARNATION, YELLOW: You have disappointed me.

11. CORNFLOWER: Hopeful love.

12. DAFFODIL: Warm welcome.

13. DAFFODIL, SINGLE: Misfortune.

14. DAFFODIL, SEVERAL: Joy, happiness.

15. DAISY: Innocence, loyal love.

16. FORGET-ME-NOT: True love, hope, remembrance, memories.

17. GARDENIA: You’re lovely, secret love, good luck.

18. HONEYSUCKLE: Bonds of love, devotion.

19. HYDRANGEA: Thank you for understanding.

20. IRIS: Wisdom, faithful love.

21. IVY: Fidelity, wedded love, friendship, affection, marriage.

22. LAVENDER: Devotion.

23. ORCHID: Rare beauty, elegance.

24. PRIMROSE: I can’t live without you.

25. ROSE: Love, passion, perfection.

26. ROSE, BURGUNDY: Beauty within.

27. ROSE, CORAL: Desire.

28. ROSE, DARK CRIMSON: Mourning.

29. ROSE, LAVENDER: Love at first sight, enchantment.

30. ROSE, ORANGE: Fascination, display feeling of enthusiasm.

31. ROSE, PEACH: Desire, gratitude.

32. ROSE, PINK: Happiness, gratitude, admiration, friendship, sympathy.

33. ROSE, DARK PINK: Thankfulness.

34. ROSE, LIGHT PINK: Grace, gladness, joy, perfect happiness, please believe me, gratitude, admiration, gentility.

35. ROSE, RED: Love, passion, respect, courage.

36. ROSE, DEEP RED: Beauty.

37. ROSE, SINGLE, FULL BLOOM: I love you, I still love you, new love.

38. ROSE, BUD, SMALL: Pure and lovely, beauty and youth, a heart innocent of love.

39. ROSE, THORNLESS: Love at first sight.

40. ROSE, WHITE: Innocence, purity, secrecy, friendship.

41. ROSE, YELLOW: Joy, friendship, true love, decrease of love, jealousy.

42. TULIP: Confession of love.

43. VIOLET: Modesty, faithfulness, innocence, understated beauty.

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A Chicken

Honestly if I were giving a flower as a gift, it would be the persons favorite flower, but meanings are cool too!


40. ROSE, YELLOW: Joy, friendship, true love, decrease of love, jealousy. This could get you into trouble. Which meaning do you intend and which will the recipient take.


Looking for the flower that mesns indifference?




You forgot Lily Of The Valley! I grew them in my backyard, Thank you!

Lynn Bailey

Oodles of appreciation for this! Any idea about ‘Gladiolas”? ( I call it the flower that keeps on giving)

Susan Higgins

Hi Lynn Bailey, we recently published a story on Glads on facebook but here it is: August Flower Lore—Gladiolus


People always thought I was nuts when told them flowers had meanings. I love proof, thank you.


Thanks for the meaning of different flowers. It will encourage me to send flowers with a message.

Carol Angel

Means alot to know the meanings, Thank You.❤

Debora Walters

great to know the meanings of flowers

Debora Walters

Have been in the floral industry before would love your news letter


I just want to tell you how much I enjoy and learn from Farmers Almanac and everyone likes it when I share your articles. Thank you !

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