Flowers can be used to signify more than friendship or love.  The color of a flower and whether it is blooming or is yet a bud, and even the way it is worn, can be part of a flower's message.  Most people know a red rose mean love and a yellow rose signifies friendship, but other types of flowers and their colors have meaning, too.  Below is a guide to such information to help you send the perfect message.  Keep in mind that, as with written language, if the person you are sending the flowers to doesn’t know the language of flowers, the meaning will be largely lost.  (Other Flowers)

Roses
 
 
Red Rose
Love; I Love You; Respect; Courage
Pink Rose
Perfect Happiness; Gentility; Grace; Please Believe Me
Deep Pink Rose
Thank You
Light Pink Rose
Admiration
Yellow Rose
Friendship: Joy and Happiness; Jealousy; Try To Care
White Rose
Innocence; Purity; Heavenly; Secrecy and Silence
Peach or Coral Rose
Enthusiasm; Desire
Orange Rose
Enthusiasm; Desire
White and Red Roses Together
Unity
Single Rose
Simplicity; in full bloom means "I Love You"
Long Stemmed Rose
I Will Remember You Always
Short Stemmed Rose
Sweetheart; Girlhood
Assorted Color Roses Together
You're Everything To Me


Other Flowers
 
 
Common Name
Meanings
Acacia
Beauty in Retirement.
Amaryllis
Splendid Beauty
Ambrosia
Your Love is Reciprocated
Aste
Symbol of Love, Daintiness
Azalea
Chinese Symbol of Womanhood
Baby's Breath
Pure of Heart
Bachelor's Button
Hope in Love
Begonia
Beware
Bluebell
Everlasting Love, Humility
Cactus
Endurance
Camellia
Good Luck Gift for a Man
Camellia (Blue)
You're a Flame in my Heart
Camellia (Pink)
Longing for You
Camellia (White)
You're Adorable
Cape Jasmine
You're Lovely, Secret Love.
Carnation
Fascination; Love
Carnation (pink)
I'll Never Forget You
Carnation (Red)
My Heart Ached for You
Carnation (White)
Sweet and Lovely, Honesty
Carnation (solid color)
Yes
Carnation (Striped)
Wish I Could Be With You
Chrysanthemum
Loveliness & Cheerfulness
Crocus
Gladness
Cyclamen
Resignation and Goodbye
Daffodil
"The Sun Is Always Shining When I'm With You"
Daisy
Loyal Love; Purity
Dahlia
Dignity and Elegance
Fern
Magic, Fascination
Fleur De Lis
Flame, Burning
Forget me Not
True Love, Memories
Freesia
Trust, Friendship
Forsythia
Anticipation
Gardenia
"You Are Lovely. Secret love, Refinement"
Geranium
Stupidity, Folly
Gladiolus
Generosity, Natural Grace
Gloxinia
Love at First Sight
Golden Rod
Success
Heather (Lavender)
Admiration, Solitude
Hibiscus
Delicate Seauty
Hyacinth (General)
Sorrow
Hydrangea
Thank You for Understanding
Iris
Compliments, Wisdom Faith and Hope.
Ivy
Friendship, Fidelity in Marriage.
Jasmine
Grace and Elegance
Jonquil
Love Me, Sympathy
Lilac(Purple)
First Emotions of Love
Lilac(White)
Youth
Lily (Calla)
Beauty
Lily (Day)
Chinese Emblem for Motherhood
Lily (Eucharis)
Maiden Charms
Lily (Tiger)
Prosperity
Longi Lily
Pure and Modest
Lily of the Valley
Return of Happiness
Magnolia
Nobility, Dignity
Marigold
Grief, Sacred Affection
Mimosa, Bloom
Concealed Love, Sensitivity
Monkshood
Beware, A Deadly Foe is Near
Moss
Maternal Love, Charity
Myrtle (wax)
Discipline; Instruction
Myrtle
Love, Hebrew Emblem of Marriage
Narcissus
"Stay As Sweet As You Are".
Nasturtium
Conquest, Victory in Battle
Oleander
Beauty and Grace
Orange Blossom
Your Purity Equals Your Loveliness
Orchid
Flower of Magnificence
Orchid (Cattleaya)
Maturity; Charm
Palm Leaves
Victory and Success
Pansy
Merriment; Thoughtful Recollection
Petunia
Your Presence Soothes Me
Pine
Hope and Pity
Poinsettia
"Be of Good Cheer"
Primrose (Evening)
Young Love
Primrose
I Can't Live Without You
Snapdragon
Presumption; Gracious Lady
Spider Flower
Elope With Me
Stephanotis
Come To Me
Sunflower
Pride; Sunshine
Stock
You'll Always Be Beautiful To Me
Sweet pea
Thank You for a Lovely Time
Sweet William
Grant Me One Smile
Tulip (General)
Perfect Lover
Tulip (Red)
Declaration of Love
Tulip (Yellow)
There is Sunshine in Your Smile
Tulip (Variegated)
Beautiful Eyes
Verbena
Will You Get Your Wish
Veronica
Fidelity
Viscera
"Will You Dance With Me?"
Violet
Modesty, Faithfulness and Virtue
Violet (Blue)
I'll Always Be True
Violet (White)
Let's Take a Chance on Happiness
Wallflower
Fidelity in Adversity
Wisteria
Welcome
Water Lily
Purity of Heart
Xeranthemum
Eternity and Immortality
Yarrow
Healing
Zinnia (Magenta)
Lasting Affection
Zinnia (Mixed)
Thinking or In Memory of an Absent Friend
Zinnia (Scarlet)
Constancy
Zinnia (White)
Goodness
Zinnia (Yellow)
Daily remembrance
 
 

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