Flower Meanings
Make sure you have the right flower
Different Flowers have different meanings when you send them. Have a look at our guide to make sure that you are sending the right flowers for the right occasion.

Common Name

Botanical Name


Acacia Acacia Beauty in retirement; Friendship; Concealed love: Chaste love
Aconite Aconitum Beware, a deadly foe is near
Allium Unity; Humility; Patience
Alstroemeria Wealth; Prosperity; Fortune
Ambrosia Your love is reciprocated
Amaryllis Hippeastrum Pride; Splendid Beauty; Timidity
Anenome Forsaken; Expectations
Aster Callistephus Symbol of love; Daintiness; Afterthought
Baby’s Breath Gypsophila Pure of heart; Innocence
Bachelor’s Button Centaurea Cyanus Hope in love; Felicity; Delicacy; Single blessedness
Begonia Begonia Beware
Bells of Ireland Mollucella Laevis Good luck
Bluebell Scilla Nutans Humility; Everlasting love
Bouvardia Enthusiasm
Buttercup Childishness
Cactus Endurance
Caladium Great joy and delight
Camellia Gratitude; Perfection
Camellia (blue) You’re a flame in my heart
Camellia (pink) Longing for you
Camelia (white) You’re adorable; Perfected loveliness
Camellia (red) Unpretending excellence
Carnation Dianthus Caryophyllus Fascination; Womanly love; Devoted love
Carnation (Red) Dianthus Caryophyllus My heart aches for you; Admiration
Carnation ( Pink) Dianthus Caryophyllus I’ll never forget you; Woman’s love
Carnation (Purple) Dianthus Caryophyllus Capriciousness
Carnation (Striped) Dianthus Caryophyllus Sorry I can’t be with you; No; Refusal; Wish I could be with you
Carnation (White) Dianthus Caryophyllus Innocence; Sweet and lovely; Pure love; Woman’s good luck gift; You’re adorable
Carnation (Yellow) Dianthus Caryophyllus Rejection; You have disappointed me
Chrysanthemum Dendranthema Cheerfulness; You’re a wonderful friend; Rest; Lovliness;  Abundance; Wealth
Chrysanthemum (Red) Dendranthema I love
Chrysanthemum (Yellow) Dendranthema Slighted love
Chrysanthemum (White) Dendranthema Truth
Crocus Youthful gladness; Cheerfulness
Cyclamen Cyclamen Resignation; Goodbye
Daffodil You’re the only one; Regard; Unrequited love; The sun shines when I’m with you
Dahlia Dahlia Dignity; Elegance; Good taste; Instability
Daisy Innocence; Loyal love; I’ll never tell; Purity; Gentleness; Romance
Delphinium Flight of fancy; Ardent attachment
Fern Secret bond of love; Fascination; Sincerity; Magic
Fleur De Lis Flame; Burning
Forget-Me-Not Myosotis Faithful love; Undying hope; Memories; Do not forget; True love
Forsythia Good nature; Innocence; Anticipation
Freesia Innocence; Trust; Friendship
Galax Encouragement
Gardenia Purity; Sweet love; You’re lovely; Secret love; Refinement
Geranium Hardy Cranesbill Folly; Stupidity
Gladiolus Strength of character; Sincerity; Generosity; Natural grace
Gloxinia Love at first sight
Grass Submission
Heather (Lavender) Erica Admiration; Solitude
Heather (White) Protection; Wishes will come true
Hibiscus Delicate beauty
Holly Foresight; Domestic happiness; Defense
Hyacinth Hyacinthus Games; Sports; Rashness
Hyacinth (Blue) Hyacinthus Constancy
Hyacinth (Purple) Hyacinthus Please forgive me; Sorrow
Hyacinth (Red / Pink) Hyacinthus Play
Hyacinth (White) Hyacinthus Lovliness; I’ll pray for you
Hyacinth (Yellow) Hyacinthus Jealousy
Hydrangea Hydrangea Thank-you for understanding; Frigidity; Heartlessness
Iris Iris Faith; Wisdom; Valor; Promise; My compliments; Hope; Message
Ivy Wedded love; Fidelity; Friendship; Affection
Jonquil Narcissus Affection returned; Sympathy; Desire; Love me
Lilac (Purple) Syringa First emotion of love
Lilac (White) Syringa Youthful innocence; Purity; Modesty; Virginity; Majesty
Lily ( Calla) Zantedeschia Beauty
Lily (Day) Hermerocallis Conquetry
Lily (Eucharis) Maiden charms
Lily (Tiger) Wealth; Pride; Prosperity
Lily of the Valley Sweetness; Humility; Return of happiness
Longi Lily Lilium Longiflorum Pure; Modest
Magnolia Love of nature; Nobility; Dignity
Marigold Tagetes Grief; Cruelty; Jealousy; Sacred affection; Despair
Mimosa, Bloom Acacia Concealed love; Sensitivity
Monkshood Aconitum Chivalry; Beware; A deadly foe is near
Moss Maternal love; Charity
Myrtle Vinca Duty; Affection; Home; Love; Discipline; Instruction
Narcissus Stay as sweet as you are; Egotism; Formality
Nasturtium Tropaeolum Patriotism; Conquest; Victory in battle
Oleander Caution; Beauty; Grace
Orange Blossom Purity; Innocence; Eternal love; Marriage; Fruitfulness; Lovliness
Orchid Love; Beauty; Refinement; Beautiful lady; Flower of magnificence
Orchid (Cattleaya) Mature charm
Palm Leaves Victory; Success
Pansy Viola Thoughtful reflection; Merriment
Peony Bashfulness; Happy marriage; Prosperity
Petunia Petunia Hybrida Resentment; Anger; Your presence soothes me
Phlox Phlox Our souls are united
Pine Hope; Pity
Poinsettia Be of good cheer
Poppy Papaver Eternal sleep; Imagination; Oblivion
Poppy ( Red) Papaver Pleasure
Poppy ( White) Papaver Consolation
Poppy (Yellow) Papaver Wealth; Success
Primrose Primula I can’t live without you
Primrose (Evening) Lamarckiana Inconstancy
Queen Anne’s Lace Ammi Majus Haven
Ranunculus Radiant; Charming
Rose (Red) Love; I love you; Respect; Courage
Rose (Pink) Perfect happiness; Gentility; Grace; Please believe me
Rose (Deep Pink) Thank you
Rose (Light Pink) Admiration
Rose (Yellow) Friendship; Joy and happiness; Jealousy; Trying to care; Gladness
Rose (White) Innocence; Purity; Heavenly; Secrecy; Silence; Charm
Rose (Peach / Coral) Enthusiasm; Desire
Rose (Orange) Enthusiasm; Desire
Roses (Red & White) Unity
Rose (Single Red) Simplicity; I love you
Rose (Long Stemmed) I will remember you always
Rose (Short Stemmed) Sweetheart; Girlhood
Roses (Assorted Colours) You’re everything to me
Roses (Mature Blooms) Gratitude
Roses (Single Full Bloom) I love you; I still love you
Rosebud Beauty; Youth; A heart innocent of love
Rosebud (Red) Pure; Lovely
Rosebud (White) Girlhood
Snapdragon Antirrhinum Gracious lady; Deception; Presumption
Spider Flower Elope with me
Statice Sympathy; Rememberance
Stephanotis Happiness in marriage; Desire to travel; Come to me
Stock Matthiola Lasting beauty; Bonds of affection; Promptness; You’ll always be beautiful to me
Sunflower Helianthus Adoration; Pride; Sunshine
Sweet Pea Lathyrus Delicate pleasures; Goodbye; Blissful pleasure; Departure; Thank you for a lovely time
Sweet William Dianthus Barbatus Grant me one smile; Gallantry
Tulip Tulipa Perfect lover; Fame; Love; Passion
Tulip (Red) Tulipa Believe me; Declaration of love
Tulip (Yellow) Tulipa There is sunshine in your smile; Hopeless love
Tulip (Variegated) Tulipa Beautiful eyes
Verbena Will you get your wish?
Veronica Fidelity
Violet Viola Modesty; Faithfulness; Virtue
Violet (Blue) Viola I’ll always be true; Watchfulness
Violet (White) Viola Let’s take a chance on happiness
Viscaria Will you dance with me?
Wallflower Erysimum Fidelity in adversity
Water Lily Purity of heart
Wisteria Sinensis Welcome
 No comm. Xeranthemum Eternity; Immortality
Yarrow  No Healing
Zinnia Zinnia Thoughts of absent friends
Zinnia (Magenta) Zinnia Lasting affection
Zinnia (Scarlet) Zinnia Constancy
Zinnia (White) Zinnia Goodness
Zinnia (Yellow) Zinnia Daily rememberance
Zinnia (Mixed) Zinnia Thinking / In memory of an absent friend