Discovering Each Flower Meaning

What Message Does Your
Wedding Bouquet Convey?



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Each flower meaning had special purposes in Victorian times. A demure girl could send a "message" to her beau just by the flowers they exchanged! Today you can send the same loving message to your groom by the flowers you use to fill bouquets, wedding decorations and centerpieces.


  • ACACIA BLOSSOM - Hidden Love; Chaste Love
  • ACORN - Nordic Symbol of Life
  • AMBROSIA - I Return Your Love
  • AMARYLLIS - Pride; Pastoral Poetry
  • ANEMONE - I Feel Forsaken
  • ASTER - Symbolizing Love: Dainty and Charming
  • AZALEA - Take Care my Love; Temperance;
  • BACHELOR BUTTON - Single Blessedness
  • BELLS OF IRELAND - Symbol of Luck
  • BITTERSWEET - Truth *
  • BLUEBELL - Meekness and Humility
  • BOUQUET OF WITHERED FLOWERS - I Reject Your Love
  • CAMELLIA Admiration; Perfection; Good Luck,
  • CAMELLIA Pink - Feeling of Longing
  • CAMELLIA Red - You Set my Heart Afire
  • CAMELLIA White - You're Adorable
  • CANDY TUFT - I Don't Care - Indifference
  • CARNATION General - Fascinating - Divine Love
  • CARNATION Pink - I'll Never Forget
  • CARNATION, Purple - EccentricCARNATION Red - My Heart Hurts for You; Admiration
  • CARNATION Solid Colour - Yes
  • CARNATION Striped - No; Refusal; Sorry I Can't Be with You:
  • CARNATION White - Sweet Innocence; Pure Love;
  • CARNATION Yellow - I am Disappointed; I Reject You
  • CATTAIL - Peacefulness; Prosperity
  • CHRYSANTHEMUM General - You're A Wonderful Friend; Cheerfulness and Rest
  • CHRYSANTHEMUM Red - I Love You
  • CHRYSANTHEMUM White - Truth
  • CHRYSANTHEMUM Yellow - Rejected Love
  • COREOPSIS - Cheerfulness
  • CROCUS - Cheerfulness
  • DAFFODIL - Regard; Unrequited Love; You're the Only One for me; DAISY - Innocence; Loyalty; Purity
  • FERN - Magic; Fascination; Confidence and Shelter
  • FERN Maidenhair - Secret Love
  • FIR - Time
  • FLAX - Domestic Symbol
  • FORGET-ME-NOT- True Love; Memories of You
  • FORSYTHIA - Anticipation
  • GARDENIA - You're Beautiful: Secret Love
  • GERANIUM -"Stupidity; Folly
  • GLADIOLUS - Sincerity
  • GLOXINIA - Love at First Sight
  • GRASS - I submit to You
  • HEATHER Lavender - Admiration; Solitude
  • HEATHER White - Protection; Wishes will Come True
  • HOLLY - Defense; Happiness
  • HYACINTH Blue - Constancy
  • HYACINTH Purple - I Am Sorry; Forgive Me: Sadness
  • HYACINTH Red or Pink - Playfull
  • HYACINTH White- Loveliness; I'm Praying for You
  • HYACINTH Yellow - Jealousy
  • HYDRANGEA - Understanding;
  • IRIS - Fleur-de-Lis, Your Friendship is ValuableFaith; Hope; Wisdom and Valour; My Compliments
  • IVY - Wedded Love; Fidelity; Friendship; Close Affection
  • IVY SPRIG OF WHITE TENDRILS -Anxious to Please; Affection
  • JONQUIL - Love Me; Affection Returned; I love you Back
  • LARKSPUR Pink - Fickleness
  • LILY Calla - Beauty and Grace
  • LILY Day - Coquetry;
  • LILY Eucharis - Female Charms
  • LILY Tiger - Wealth; Pride
  • LILY White - Virginity; Purity; Majesty; It's Heaven to Be with You
  • LILY Yellow - I'm Treading on Air;
  • LILY-0F-THE-VALLEY - Sweetness; Tears of the Virgin Mary; Return to Happiness; Humility; You've Made My Life Complete
  • MAGNOLIA - Nobil
  • MISTLETOE - Kiss me; Affection;
  • MONKSHOOD - Beware; A Deadly Foe is Near
  • MOSS - Maternal Love; Charity
  • MYRTLE - Love; Hebrew Emblem of Marriage
  • NARCISSUS - Egotism; Formality; Stay as Sweet as You Are
  • NASTURTIUM - Conquest; Victory is Ours
  • OLEANDER - Caution
  • ORANGE BLOSSOM - Innocence; Eternal Love; Marriage and Fruitfulness
  • ORANGE MOCK - Deceit
  • ORCHID - Love; Beauty; Refinement; Beautiful Lady;
  • ORCHID Cattleya - Mature Charm
  • PALM LEAVES - Victory and Success
  • PEONY - Shame; Charmed Life; Happy Marriage
  • PINE - Hope; Pity
  • POPPY General - Eternal Sleep; Oblivion; Imagination
  • POPPY Red - Pleasure
  • POPPY White - Consolation
  • POPPY Yellow - Wealth; Success
  • PRIMROSE - I need You Always
  • PRIMROSE - Evening - Inconstancy
  • ROSE Bridal - Happy Love
  • ROSE Christmas - Tranquilize My Anxiety; Anxiety
  • ROSE Coral - Desire
  • ROSE Dark Crimson - Mourning
  • ROSE Dark Pink - Thankfulness
  • ROSE Lavender - Enchantment
  • ROSE LEAF - You May Hope
  • ROSE Orange - Fascination
  • ROSE Pale Peach - Modesty
  • ROSE Pale Pink - Grace, Joy
  • ROSE Red - Love, Respect
  • ROSE Single Full Bloom - I Love You; I Still Love You
  • ROSE Tea - I'll Remember; Always
  • ROSE Thorn less - Love at First Sight
  • ROSE White - Innocence and Secrecy
  • ROSE White and Red Together - Unity White on Red Together - Flower Emblem of England
  • ROSE Yellow - Joy, Friendship
  • ROSEBUD - Beauty and Youth; A Heart Innocent of Love
  • ROSEBUD Moss - Confessions of Love
  • ROSEBUD Red - Pure and Lovely
  • ROSEBUD White - Girlhood
  • ROSES Bouquet of Full Bloom - Gratitude
  • ROSES Garland or Crown of - Reward of Merit; Crown Symbol of Superior Merit
  • ROSES Musk Cluster - Charming
  • SMILAX - Loveliness
  • SNAPDRAGON - Gracious
  • SPIDER FLOWER - Elope with Me
  • STEPHANOTIS - Happiness in Marriage; Desire to Travel
  • STOCK - Bonds of Affection; Promptness; You'll Always Be Beautiful to Me
  • SWEET PEA - Good-bye; Departure; Blissful Pleasure; Thank You for a Lovely Time
  • 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
  • VIOLET- Modesty
  • VIOLET Blue - Watchfulness; Faithfulness; I'll Always Be True
  • VIOLET White - Let's Take a Chance on Happiness
  • VISCARIA -Will You Dance with Me?
  • ZINNIA Magenta - Lasting Affection
  • ZINNIA Scarlet - Constancy
  • ZINNIA White - Goodness










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