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Fun Facts about Flowers

When you are choosing your bouquet, you choose flowers based on color theme, taste, and seasonality of flowers. Have you ever thought of choosing your flowers based on meaning of the flower? Below is a list of some of the more popular flower choices and their meanings.

Acorn - Nordic symbol of life and immortality
Agapanthus - Love Letters
Allium - Unity, Humility, Patience
Alstroemeria - Wealth, Prosperity, Fortune
Amaryllis - Pride
Ambrosia - Your love is reciprocated
Arbutus - Thee only do I love
Aster - Afterthought
Astilbe - I'll still be waiting
Azalea - Love, Romance, First love, Chinese symbol of womanhood
Bachelor's Button - Felicity, delicacy, Single blessedness
Basil - Best wishes
Bells of Ireland - Good luck
Begonia - Beware
Bittersweet - Truth
Bluebell - Humility
Bouvardia - Enthusiasm
Cactus - Endurance
Caladium - Great joy and delight
Calla - Magnificent Beauty
Camellia - Perfection

Pink - Longing for you
Red - You're a flame in my heart
White - You're adorable

Candytuft - Indifference
Carnation - Fascination, Women love

Solid Color - Yes
Pink - I'll never forget you
Purple - Capriciousness
Red - My heart aches for you, Admiration
Striped - Wish I could be with you
White - Innocence, Sweet and lovely, Pure love, woman's good luck gift
Yellow - Rejection, You have disappointed me

Chrysanthemum - Cheerfulness, You're a wonderful friend

Red - I Love
White - Truth
Yellow - Slighted love

Clover - Good luck
Coral Bells - Challenge
Coreopsis - Always cheerful
Cosmos - Modesty
Crocus - Youthful gladness, Cheerfulness
Cyclamen - Resignation, Goodbye
Daffodil - You're the only one, Regard, Unrequited love
Dahlia - Instability
Daisy - Innocence, Loyal love, Purity
Dogwood - Love undiminished by adversity
Fern - Fascination, Sincerity, Magic, Confidence, Shelter
Fir - Time
Flax - Domestic symbol
Forget-Me-Not - True love, Memories
Forsythia - Good nature, Innocence, Anticipation
Freesia - Innocence
Gardenia - You're lovely, Secret love
Geranium - Stupidity, Folly
Geranium, Ivy - Bridal favor
Gladiolus - Strength of character,
Gloxinia - Love at first sight
Grass - Submission

Lavender - Admiration, Solitude
White - Protection, Wishes will come true

Holly - Foresight, Defense, Domestic happiness
Hyacinth - Games, Sports

Blue - Constancy
Purple - Please forgive me
Red or Pink - Play
White - Loveliness, I'll pray for you
Yellow - Jealousy

Hydrangea - Thank-you for understanding, Frigidity, Heartlessness
Iris - Emblem of France, your friendship means so much to me
Ivy - Fidelity, Wedded love, Friendship, Affection
Ivy (Sprig of white tendrils) - Anxious to please, Affection
Jonquil (daffodil) - Sympathy, Love me, Affection returned, Desire
Lavender - Devotion
Lilac - Humility

Day Lily - Coquetry, Chinese emblem for mother
Eucharis - Maiden charms
Orange - Hatred
Tiger - Wealth, Pride
White - Virginity, Purity, Majesty
Yellow - I'm walking on air!

Lily of the Valley - Sweetness, you've made my life complete
Magnolia - Love of nature, Nobility
Marigold - Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy
Mint - Virtue
Mistletoe - Kiss me, Affection,
Moss - Maternal love, Charity
Myrtle - Home, Love, Hebrew emblem of marriage
Narcissus - Egotism, Formality, Stay as sweet as you are
Nasturtium - Patriotism, Conquest
Orange Blossom - Purity, Innocence, Eternal love, Marriage, Fruitfulness
Orchid - Love, Beauty, Refinement, Chinese symbol for many children
Palm leaves - Victory, Success
Pansy - Thoughts
Peach Blossom - I am your captive
Peony - Bashfulness
Petunia - Resentment, Anger
Phlox - Our souls are united
Poppy - Eternal sleep, Imagination

Red - Pleasure
White - Consolation
Yellow - Wealth, Success

Primrose - I can't live without you

Bridal - Happy Love
Christmas - Anxiety
Damask - Persian Ambassador of Love
Dark Crimson - Mourning
Hibiscus - Delicate Beauty
Leaf - You may hope
Red - Love, Respect, I love you
Tea - I'll remember Always
Thornless - Love at First Sight
Yellow - Joy, Friendship
White - Innocence, Secrecy, Purity
White and Red Mixed - Unity, Flower Emblem of England
Pink - Grace, Perfect Happiness
Lavender - Enchantment
Peach - Desire

Rosebud - Beauty and Youth, A heart innocent of love

Red - Pure and lovely
White - Girlhood

Roses (Bouquet of Mature Blooms) - Gratitude
Roses (Single Full Bloom) - I love you, I still love you
Snapdragon - Deception
Spider Flower - Elope with Me
Star of Bethlehem - Purity
Statice - Sympathy, remembrance
Stephanotis - Happiness in marriage, Desire to travel
Stock - Lasting beauty, Bonds of affection
Sunflower - Adoration
Sweet Basil - Good wishes
Sweet Pea - Delicate pleasures, Departure
Tulip - Perfect lover, Fame

Red - Declaration of Love
Variegated - Beautiful eyes
Yellow - Hopeless love, There is sunshine in your smile


Blue - Faithfulness
White - Let's take a chance

Water lily - Purity of heart
Wheat - Friendliness
Zinnia - Thoughts of absent friends

Magenta - Lasting affection
Mixed - Thinking (or in Memory) of an absent friend
Scarlet - Constancy
White - Goodness
Yellow - Daily Remembrance

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