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Flower Meanings

I often get asked about meanings of flowers. In the past Posies were designed to convey a myriad of affections. Here are just a few.

  • Alstroemeria – Devotion
  • Amaranthus – Unfading Love
  • Amaryllis – Pride, Beauty
  • Anemone – Forsaken, Fading Hope
  • Aster – Afterthoughts, Love of Variety
  • Bouvardia – Enthusiasm
  • Carnation – Pure and Ardent Love
  • Chrysanthemum – Cheerfulness
  • Coxcomb – Affection
  • Daffodil – Regard, Hope, Unrequited Love
  • Delphinium – Heaven
  • Forget-me-not – Constant Love
  • Freesia – Innocence
  • Gardenia – Refinement, Joy
  • Gladiolus – Strength of Character
  • Gypsophilia ( Baby’s Breath ) – Innocent
  • Heather – Beauty in Solitude
  • Hyacinth – Play, Game
  • Hydrangea – Heartlessness
  • Hypericum ( St. Johns Wort ) – Animosity
  • Iris – Communication, Eloquence, Wisdom
  • Larkspur – Fickleness, Haughtiness, An Open Heart
  • Leptospermum – Ardent, Attachment, Haughtiness
  • Lilac – Youthful Innocence
  • Lily, Asiatic – Sweetness
  • Lily, Casablanca – Purity
  • Lily, Oriental – Majesty, Splendor
  • Lily of the Valley – Increased Happiness
  • Limonium – Remembrance
  • Lisianthus – Confidence
  • Muscari ( Grape Hyacinth ) – Timidity
  • Narcissus – Love of Self
  • Orchid, Cymbidium – Refinement
  • Ornithogalum ( Star of Bethlehem ) – Purity
  • Peony – Bashfulness, Indignation
  • Poppy – Imagination, Wealth, Success
  • Queen Anne’s Lace – Heaven
  • Ranunculus – Radiant Charm
  • Rose – Love
  • Snapdragon – Graciousness
  • Solidaster – Allow me time to think
  • Statice – Remembrance
  • Stephanotis – Happiness in Marriage
  • Stock – Lasting Beauty
  • Sunflower – Pride, Worship, Devotion
  • Sweet Pea – Delicacy
  • Tulip – Fame
  • Veronica – Fidelity
  • Viburnum – Thoughts of Heaven
  • Waxflower – Riches
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