The language of flowers…….


This is the book  I read a while ago.

I learnt a lot.

Did you know that Hydrangea’s (one of my favourite flowers mean disspassion?) Bummer to know that.

Symbolic meaning of flowers

Flower Meaning [1]
Acacia Secret love
Acanthus Art
Aconite Misanthropy
Agrimony Thankfulness
Aloe Grief
Almond Promise
Amaranth (Globe) Immortal love
Amaryllis Pride
Ambrosia Love is reciprocated
Anemone Forsaken, sickness, unfading love
Angrec Royalty
Apple blossom Preference
Arborvitae Everlasting friendship
Arbutus “You’re the only one I love”
Arum Ardor
Asparagus Fascination
Asphodel My regrets follow you to the grave
Aster Symbol of love, daintiness, talisman of love,trusting
Azalea Take Care, temperance, fragile, passion, Chinese symbols of womanhood
Baby’s breath Innocence, pure of heart
Bachelor button Single blessedness, celibacy
Balm Social intercourse or sympathy
Balsam Ardent love
Balsamine Impatience
Bay wreath Glory
Begonia Beware, a fanciful nature
Bellflower “Thinking of you”
Bells of Ireland Luck
Bird’s-foot Trefoil Revenge
Bird of Paradise flower Liberty, magnificence, good perspective
Box Constancy
Broom Humility
Bulrush Docility
Bumblebee Orchid Industry
Buttercup Riches
Cabbage Profit
Camellia japonica Unpretending excellence
Campanula Gratitude
Canterbury Bells Gratitude
Carnation general Fascination; distinction; love
red Deep romantic love, passion, “My heart aches for you,” “Alas; for my poor heart!”
green secret symbol of the followers of Oscar Wilde
white Sweet and lovely, innocence, pure love, faithfulness
pink A woman’s love, a mother’s love, “I’ll never forget you,” “Always on my mind,” sexual liberation
yellow rejection, disdain, “You have disappointed me”
purple Capriciousness, whimsical, changeable, unreliability
mauve Dreams of fantasy
striped No, refusal, “Sorry I can’t be with you”
solid color Yes, affirmative
Celandine Joys to come
Cherry blossom A good education
Transience of life, Wabi-sabi, gentleness, kindness (in Japan)
Feminine beauty (in China)
Chestnut “Do me justice”
China aster Love of variety, fidelity, “I will think of you”
Chrysanthemum red “I love”
yellow Slighted love
Coreopsis Always cheerful
Cowslip Winning grace
Clover red Industry
white “I promise”
Coriander Lust
Cypress Death, mourning, despair, sorrow.
Daffodil Uncertainty, chivalry, respect or unrequited love
Dahlia Elegance and dignity
Daisy general Innocence, loyal love, purity, faith, cheer, simplicity
red Beauty unknown to possessor
Dandelion Coquetry
Delphinium The ability to transcend the bounds of space and time.
Eglantine Rose A wound to heal
Elderflower Compassion
Fennel Strength or, as in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, flattery and deceit
Forget-me-not True love
Fungus Resilience, loneliness, solitude, disgust
Gardenia You’re lovely, secret love, joy, sweet love, good luck
Geranium Gentility
Gorse Love in all seasons
Grass Submission
Heliotrope Devotion
Hibiscus Rare beauty, delicate beauty
Hollyhock Ambition
Honeysuckle Devoted affection, bonds of love
Houseleek Domestic economy
Flower Meaning
Hydrangea Frigidness, heartlessness
Iris Good news
Ivy Dependence, endurance
Jonquil “Return my affection”
Laurestine A token
Lavender Devotion, distrust
Lemon blossom Discretion
Lettuce Cold-hearted
Lichen Solitude
Lilac purple first emotion of love
white youthful innocence, memories
Lily white Purity
scarlet High-souled aspirations
orange Desire, passion
Lily of the Valley Sweetness, Humility, Returning Happiness, Trustworthy
Lime Blossom Fornication
Lobelia Malevolence
Lotus Purity, chastity and eloquence
Love lies bleeding Hopelessness
Magnolia Love of nature
Mallow Consumed by love
Marigold Pain and grief
Mayflower Welcome
Mignonette Worth
Mint Suspicion
Moonflower Dreaming of love
Morning glory Love in vain
Mullein Good-nature
Nasturtium Patriotism
Oak leaf Strength
Oats Music
Olive Peace
Orchid Refined beauty
Oxeye daisy Patience
Peach blossom Long-life, generosity, and bridal hope
Pear blossom Lasting friendship
Peony Shame, bashfulness
Prosperity, honor (in China)
Masculinity, bravery (in Japan)
Phlox Harmony, “Our souls are united”, “We think alike”
Pitch pine blossom Philosophy
Plum blossom Beauty and longevity
Plumeria Perfection, springtime, new beginnings
Primrose Eternal love
Poppy general Eternal sleep, oblivion, imagination
red Pleasure
white Consolation, dreams, modern, peace
yellow Wealth, success
Rose red True love
blue Mystery, attaining the impossible, love at first sight
white Eternal love, silence or innocence, wistfulness, virtue, purity, secrecy, reverence and humility
black Death, hatred, farewell, rejuvenation or rebirth
yellow Friendship, jealousy, infidelity, or apology, a broken heart, intense emotion, dying love, extreme betrayal
pink Grace
dark pink Gratitude
light pink Desire, passion, joy of life, youth, energy
burgundy unconscious beauty
coral or orange Desire, passion
lavender (violet) Love at first sight
red and white together United
red and yellow together Joy, happiness and excitement
thornless Love at first sight
Rosemary Remembrance
Rue Regret
Sensitive Plant Sensitivity
Snowdrop Consolation or hope
Star of Bethlehem[disambiguation needed ] Hope
Straw United
Sunflower Pure and lofty thoughts
Sweetbrier Simplicity
Thorn-apple Disguise
Thistle Nobility
Thyme Thriftiness
Tulip-tree Fame
Tulip red Declaration of love
yellow Hopeless love
Violet blue Faithfulness
white Modesty
Viscaria (Lychnis viscaria) Invitation to dance
Willow (creeping) Love forsaken
Winged seeds (any kind) Messengers
Witch-hazel A magic spell
Wheat Wealth and prosperity

 taken from with thanks.


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