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Traditionally flowers talked -they spoke volumes about feelings and sentiments. When sending flowers, especially in business, it is always best to know exactly the sentiment you are communicating. We have gathered hundreds of traditional flower meanings for your edification and use:

ABUTILON Meditation
ACACIA (Rose or white) Elegance, friendship
ACACIA (yellow) Secret love
ACANTHUS Artifice, fine arts
ACHILLEA War
ACONITE Lustre, misanthropy
ADDER'S TONGUE Jealousy
ADONIS Sad memories
AGRIMONY Gratitude
ALLSPICE Compassion
ALLIUM Unity, Humility, Patience
ALMOND (common) Indiscretion, perfidy
ALOE Grief, misplaced devotion, religious superstition
ALSTOREMERIA Devotion
ALTHEA Consumed by love
ALYSSYM (sweet) Excellence beyond beauty, exemplary modesty
AMARANTH (coxcomb) Affectation, pretension
AMARANTH (globe) Constant, unchangeable
AMARYLLIS Beautiful, timid, proud
AMBROSIA Your Love is Reciprocated
ANEMONE Forsaken, Fading Hope
ANGELICA Inspiration, magic
APOCYNUM Falsehood, figment, I doubt you
APPLEBLOSSOM Promise
ARBORVITAE (American) immortality
ARBUTUS You only do I love
ASCLEPIAS Sorrowful remembrance
ASH Prudence, with me you are safe
ASMINE (nightblooming) Love's vigil
ASPEN Excess of sensibility, fear
ASPHODEL Memorial sorrow, my regrets follow you to the grave
ASTER Symbol of Love, Daintiness
ASTER Afterthoughts, love variety
AURICULA (scarlet) Pride
AURICULA Wealth is not always happiness
AZALEA Moderation, temperance, fragile passion, your blush has won me (Chinese Symbol of Womanhood)
BABY'S BREATH Pure of heart
BACHELOR BUTTON Devotion Hope Love
BALM Social intercourse, sympathy
BALSAM Impatience
BARBERRY Sharpness of temper
BASIL Hatred
BAYBERRY Discipline, instruction
BAYLEAF I change but in death
BEGONIA Beware
BELLFLOWER Constancy, gratitude, I wish to speak to you
BELLS OF IRELAND Good Luck
BELLWORT Hopelessness
BETONY Surprise
BILBERRY Treachery
BITTERSWEET Truth
BITTERSWEET Truth, platonic love
BLACKTHORN Difficulty
BLUEBELL humility, constancy
BLUEBOTTLE Delicacy
BLUETS Contentment
BORAGE Bluntness, talent
BRAMBLE Holiness, remorse
BROOM Humility, neatness
BRYONY Prosperity
BURDOCK Importunity
BUTTERCUP Riches
BUTTERFLYWEED Let me go
CACTUS Endurance
CACTUS Grandeur, warmth
CALLA LILY Magnificent beauty
CALYCANTHUS Benevolence
CAMELLIA (pink) Longing for you
CAMELLIA (RED) You're a Flame in My Heart, innate warmth, alas my poor heart
CAMELLIA (WHITE) Perfected loveliness, without blemish , You're Adorable
CANDYTUFT Indifference
CANTERBURY BELLS Gratitude, acknowledgement, obligation
CARDINALFLOWER Distinction
CARNATION (GENERAL) Fascination, Woman Love
CARNATION (PINK) I'll Never Forget You
CARNATION (PURPLE) Capriciousness
CARNATION (RED) My Heart Aches For You, Admiration
CARNATION (SOLID COLOR) Yes
CARNATION (STRIPED) No, Refusal, Sorry I Can't Be With You, Wish I Could Be With You
CARNATION (WHITE) Sweet and Lovely, Innocence, Pure Love, Woman's Good Luck Gift
CARNATION (YELLOW) You Have Disappointed Me, Rejection
CATALPA Beware of the coquette
CATCHFLY Pretended love, snare, unchanging friendship
CATTAIL Peace, Prosperity
CATTLEYA Matronly grace, mature charms
CEDAR I live but for thee, think of me
CELANDINE Joys to come
CENTAURY Delicacy
CEREUS (nightblooming) Transient beauty
CHAMOMILE Energy in adversity
CHERRYBLOSSOM Spiritual beauty
CHESTNUTBLOSSOM Do me justice
CHICKWEED Give an account of yourself, rendezvous
CHICORY Frugality
CHRYSANTHEMUM (Chinese) Loveliness and cheerfulness
CHRYSANTHEMUM (General) You’re a wonderful friend, Cheerfulness and rest
CHRYSANTHEMUM (red) I love
CHRYSANTHEMUM (WHITE) Truth
CHRYSANTHEMUM (YELLOW) Slighted Love
CINERARIA Always delighted
CISTUS Popular favour
CITRON natural beauty
CLEMATIS (evergreen) Poverty
CLEMATIS Mental Beauty
CLIANTHUS Selfseeking, worldliness
CLOTBUR Rudeness
CLOVER (fourleafed) Be mine
CLOVER (white) Think of me
CLOVES Dignity
COBAEA Gossip
COLTSFOOT Justice shall be done
COLUMBINE Folly
CONVOLVULUS Uncertainty
CORCHORUS Return quickly
COREOPSIS Always cheerful
CORIANDER Hidden worth
CORNBLOSSOM Riches
CORNCOCKLE Peerless and proud
CORNEL Success crowned you
CORNFLOWER Delicacy, refinement
COWSLIP Comeliness, winning grace, you are my divinity
COXCOMB Foppery
CRABAPPLEBLOSSOM Irritability
CRANBERRY Cure for heartache
CREEPING CEREUS Modest genius
CRESS Power, stability
CROCUS Cheerfulness
CROCUS Abuse not, gladness, mirth
CROWFOOT Ingratitude
CROWN IMPERIAL Arrogance, majesty, pride of birth
CURRANT Your frown will destroy me
CUSCUTA Meanness
CYCLAMEN Resignation and Goodbye
CYPRESS Despair, mourning
DAFFODIL Regard, Unrequited love, You’re the only one, The sun is always shining when I am with you
DAHLIA Elegance and dignity, forever thine
DAISY Innocence, Loyal Love, I'll Never Tell, Purity
DAISY (colored) Beauty
DAISY (Michaelmas) Farewell
DAISY (white wild) I will think of it
DAISY Innocence
DANDELION Faithfulness, Happiness
DAPHNE Fame, glory
DARNEL Vice
DEWPLANT Serenade
DIOSMA Your simple elegance charms me
DITTANY OF CRETE (white) Passion
DOCK Patience
DODDER OF THYME Baseness
DOGBANE Falsehood
DOGROSE Pleasure
DOGWOOD Love undiminished
EGLANTINE Genius, I wound to heal, poetry, talent
ELDER Compassion, zealousness
ENDIVE Frugality
ENNEL Strength, worthy of praise
ESCHSCHOLTZIA Do not refuse me
EUPATORIUM Delay
EYEBRIGHT Cheer up
FERN Magic, Fascination, Confidence and Shelter, sincerity
FIG Argument, I keep my secret
FILBERT Reconciliation
FIR Time
FLAX Domestic Symbol
FLEURDELIS Message
FLOWERING ALMOND Hope
FLOWEROFANHOUR Delicate beauty
FORGETMENOT True Love, Memories, constancy
FORSYTHIA Anticipation
FOURLEAFED CLOVER Be mine
FOURO'CLOCK Timidity
FOXGLOVE Insincerity, stateliness, youth
FOXTAIL GRASS Sporting
FUCHSIA Confiding love
FUMITORY Spleen
FURZE Anger, love for all occasions
GARDEN DAISY Share your sentiments
GARDENIA You're Lovely, Secret Love
GARDENIA Refinement
GENTIAN (closed) Sweet be thy dreams
GENTIAN (fringed) I look to heaven
GERANIUM Stupidity, Folly
GERANIUM (dark) Melancholy
GERANIUM (fish) Disappointed expectation
GERANIUM (horseshoe) Stupidity
GERANIUM (Ivy) Favour
GERANIUM (lemon) Unexpected meeting
GERANIUM (nutmeg) Expected meeting
GERANIUM (oak) True friendship GERANIUM (pencilled) Ingenuity
GERANIUM (rose) Preference
GERANIUM (scarlet) Comforting, consolation
GERANIUM (silver leafed) Recall
GERANIUM (wild) Steadfast piety
GERANIUM Gentility, peaceful mind
GILLYFLOWER Bonds of affection, lasting beauty, she is fair
GLADIOLI Give Me a Break, I'm Really Sincere, Flower of the Gladiators
GLADIOLUS Readyarmed
GLOXINIA Love at First Sight
GOLDENROD Encouragement, precaution
GOOSEBERRY Anticipation
GRANDIFLORA Highsouled
GRAPE (wild) Charity, mirth
GRASS Submission
HANDFLOWER Warning
HAREBELL Grief, submission
HARLEQUIN Laugh at trouble
HAWKWEED Quicksighted
HAWTHORN Hope
HAZEL Reconciliation, heart is agitated
HEARTSEASE Modesty, pleasant thoughts, think of me
HEATH Solitude
HEATHER (LAVENDER) Admiration, Solitude
HEATHER (WHITE) Protection, Wishes Will Come True
HELENIUM Tears
HELIOTROPE Devotion, eagerness, intoxicated with joy
HELLEBORE Calumny, scandal
HEMLOCK You will cause my death
HEMP Fate
HIBISCUS Delicate beauty
HOLLY Defense, Domestic Happiness
HOLLY Am I forgotten?, domestic happiness, foresight
HOLLYHOCK Ambition, fruitfulness
HONEYFLOWER Love sweet and secret
HONEYSUCKLE (coral) Fidelity, generous and devoted love, affection
HONEYSUCKLE Bonds of love
HOP Injustice
HORNBEAM Ornament
HORSECHESTNUT Luxury
HOUSELEEK Domestic industry, vivacity
HOUSTONIA Contentment
HYACINTH (BLUE) Constancy
HYACINTH (GENERAL) Games and Sports, Rashness, Flower Dedicated to Apollo
HYACINTH (PURPLE) I am Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Sorrow
HYACINTH (purple) Jealousy, sorrow
HYACINTH (RED OR PINK) Play
HYACINTH (WHITE) Loveliness, I'll Pray for You
HYACINTH (white) Modest loveliness
HYACINTH (YELLOW) Jealousy
HYACINTH Constnacy
HYDRANGEA Thank You for Understanding, Frigidity, Heartlessness
HYSSOP Cleanliness
ICEPLANT Old Beau, rejected, your looks freeze me
IRIS Fleurdelis, Emblem of France, Your Friendship Means so Much to Me, Faith, Hope, Wisdom and Valor, My Compliments
IRIS (German) Aflame, I burn adversity
IRIS Message, my compliments, eloquence
IVY Wedded Love, Fidelity, Friendship, Affection
IVY Fidelity, friendship, marriage, wedded love
JACOB'S LADDER come down
JASMINE (cape) I am too happy
JASMINE (Carolina) Separation
JASMINE (Indian) Attraction, I attach myself to you
JASMINE (Spanish) Sensuality
JASMINE (white) Amiability
JASMINE (yellow) Grace and elegance
JASMINE I am too happy
JONQUIL Love Me, Affection Returned, Desire, Sympathy, Desire for Affection Returned
JUDASTREE Betrayal, unbelief
KINGCUP Riches
LABURNUM Forsaken, pensive beauty
LADY'S SLIPPER Capricious beauty, win and wear me
LADY'S SMOCK Ardor
LADY'S THIMBLE Grief, submission
LADY'STRESSES Bewitching grace
LANTANA I am unyielding
LAPAGERIA There is no unalloyed good
LARCH Audacity, boldness.
LARKSPUR (PINK) Fickleness
LARKSPUR (pink) Fickleness
LARKSPUR (Purple) Haughtiness
LAUREL (ground) Perseverance, token
LAUREL (mountain) Ambition
LAUREL Perfidy, treachery
LAURESTINE I die if neglected
LAVENDER Acknowledgment, distrust failure
LEAVES (dead) Sadness
LEMON Discretion
LETTUCE Coldhearted
LICHEN Dejection, refusal, solitude
LILAC (purple) Fastidiousness, first love
LILY (CALLA) Beauty, Maiden modesty
LILY (DAY) Coquetry, Chinese Emblem for Mother
LILY (day) Coquetry
LILY (EUCHARIS) Maiden Charms
LILY (frog) Disgust LILY (tiger) I dare you to love me
LILY (TIGER) Wealth, Pride
LILY (water) Purity of heart
LILY (WHITE) Virginity, Purity, Majesty, It's Heavenly to be with You, I'm Walking on Air
LILY (yellow) Coquetry, falsehood, flirtation
LINDEN Conjugal love
LIVEOAK Liberty
LIVERWORT Confidence
LOBELIA Arrogance, malevolence
LOCUST Affection beyond the grave, vicissitude
LONDONPRIDE Frivolity
LOTUS Estranged love
LOVEINAMIST Perplexity
LOVELIES Bleeding, hopeless but not heartless
LUCERNE Life
LUPINE (rose) Fanciful
LUPINE (white) Always happy
LUPINE Voraciousness
MADDER Backbiting, tranquility
MAGNOLIA Nobility or Benevolence, high souled, love of nature, magnificence
MAGNOLIA(swamp) Perseverance
MAIZE Riches
MALLOW Mildness
MANCHINEEL Falsehood
MANDRAKE I wound to soothe
MAPLE Reserve, retirement
MARIGOLD Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy
MARIGOLD Cruelty in love, inquietude, jealous lover
MARJORAM Blushes
MARSHMALLOW Beneficence in consent
MARVELOFPERU Timidity
MEADOWSAFFRON My best days are past
MEADOWSWEET Uselessness
MESEMBRYANTHEMUM Idleness
MEZEREON Desire to please
MIGNONETTE Your qualities surpass your charms
MILFORD War
MILKVETCH Your presence softens my pain, comfort
MIMOSA Exquisite, fastidious
MINT Let us be friends again, virtue
MISTLETOE Kiss me, Affection, To Surmount Difficulties, Sacred Plant of India
MOCKORANGE Counterfeit
MONARDA Your whims are unbearable
MONKSHEAD Danger is near
MONKSHOOD Beware, A Deadly Foe is Near
MONK'SHOOD Chivalry
MOONFLOWER I only dream of love
MORNINGBRIDE I have lost all
MORNINGGLORY Affection, departure
MOSCHATEL Weakness MOSS Ennui
MOSS Maternal Love, Charity
MOSS ROSEBUD Confession of love
MOTHERWORT Concealed love
MOUNTAIN ASH Prudence
MOURNINGBRIDE Unfortunate to attachments
MUDWORT Happiness, peace
MULBERRY (black) I shall not survive you, sadness
MULBERRY (white) Wisdom
MULLEIN Take courage
MUSKPLANT Be bolder
MUSTARD I’m smart, I am hurt
MYRTLE Love, Hebrew Emblem of Marriage
MYRTLE (wax) Discipline, instruction
MYRTLE Love in absence
NANDINA My love will grow warmer
NARCISSUS Egotism, Formality, Stay as Sweet as You Are
NARCISSUS Egotism, you love yourself too well
NASTURIIUM Conquest, Victory in Battle, Patriotism
NETTLE Slander, you are spiteful
NIGHTSHADE Your thoughts are dark
OAK Hospitality
OAT I love your music
OLEANDER Caution
OLEANDER Beware
OLIVE Peace
ORANGE BLOSSOM Innocence, Eternal Love, Marriage and Fruitfulness
ORANGE MOCK Deceit
ORCHID Love, Beauty, refinement, Beautiful Lady, Chinese Symbol for many children
ORCHID (CATTLEYA) Mature Charm
ORCHIS (bee) Error, industry
ORCHIS (butterfly) Gaiety
ORCHIS (fly) Error
OXEYE Be patient
PALM LEAVES Victory and Success
PANSY Modesty, pleasant thoughts, think of me
PARSLEY Useful knowledge, festivity gaiety
PASQUEFLOWER You have no claims
PASSION FLOWER Faith, holy love, religious fervour and superstition
PEA (Everlasting) Appoint a meeting, lasting pleasure
PEACHBLOSSOM I am your captive
PEARBLOSSOM Not altogether lovely, affections
PENNYROYAL You had better go
PEONY Shame, Happy life, Happy Marriage, bashfulness
PEPPERFLOWER Satirical thoughts
PERIWINKLE (blue) Early friendship
PERIWINKLE (white) Harmony, pleasure of memory
PERSICARIA Restoration
PERSIMMONBLOSSOM Bury me amid nature's beauties, I shall surprise you by and by
PETUNIA Resentment, Anger, Your Presence Sooths Me
PETUNIA You soothe me
PHEASANT'SEYE I cannot forget you
PHLOX (starshaped) Affability, trying to please you, agreements
PHLOX Unanimity
PIMPERNEL Assignation, change
PINE Hope, Pity
PINK (doublered) Ardent love
PINK (Indian) Always lovely
PINK (mountain) Aspiration
PINK (variegated) Refusal
PINK (white) Fascination, talent
PLUM (wild) Independence
PLUMBAGO Holy wishes
PLUMBLOSSOM Keep your promises, fidelity
POLYANTHUS Purseproud
POMEGRANATE BLOSSOM Mature elegance, perfection
POPPY (general) Eternal Sleep, Oblivion, Imagination
POPPY (red) Pleasure
POPPY (scarlet) Fantastic extravagance
POPPY (variegated) Flirtation, dreaminess
POPPY (white) Consolation
POPPY (yellow) Wealth, Success
POTENTILLA I claim your esteem
PRIDE OF CHINA Dissension
PRIMROSE I Can't Live Without You
PRIMROSE (evening) Inconstancy
PRIMROSE (red) Neglected merit
PRIMROSE Believe me, youth and sadness
PRINCE'S FEATHER I blush for you
PRIVET Prohibition
PYXIE Life is sweet
QUAKING GRASS Agitation
QUAMOCLIT Busybody
QUEENOFTHEMEADOWS Uselessness
QUINCEBLOSSOM Temptation
RAGGEDROBIN Ardor
RANUNCULUS I am dazzled by your charms
RASPBERRY BLOSSOM Remorse
RHODODENDRON Beware, I am dangerous
ROCKET Rivalry
ROSE (Austrian) You are all that is lovely
ROSE (bridal) Happy love
ROSE (nurgundy) Unconscious beauty
ROSE (cabbage) Ambassador of love
ROSE (Carolina) Love is dangerous
ROSE (China) Beauty always new
ROSE (Damask) Beauty ever new, young and brilliant
ROSE (dark crimson) Mourning
ROSE (deepred) Admiration, bashful, embarrassment
ROSE (fullblown) Engagement
ROSE (guelder) Age, winter
ROSE (halfblown) Timid love
ROSE (hibiscus) Delicate Beauty
ROSE (Jacqueminot) I am true
ROSE (Japan) Beauty is your only attraction, illusion
ROSE (leaf) You May Hope
ROSE (marechal niel) Yours, heart and soul
ROSE (montiflora) Grace
ROSE (moss) Superior, confessions of love
ROSE (musk) Capricious beauty
ROSE (pink) Perfect Happiness, Please believe me
ROSE (orange) Fascination
ROSE (red) Love, I Love You
ROSE (rock) Popular favor
ROSE (tea) I'll Remember Always
ROSE (thornless) Love at First Sight
ROSE (WHITE AND RED MIXED) Unity, Flower Emblem of England
ROSE (white) Innocence and Purity, I am Worthy of You, You're Heavenly, Secrecy and Silence
ROSE (white, withered) Despair
ROSE (withered) Death is Preferable to Loss of Virtue
ROSE (wild) Charming simplicity
ROSE (yellow) Decrease of love, Jealousy, Try to care
ROSE (Yorkand Lancaster) Conflict
ROSE Love
ROSEBUD Beauty and Youth, A Heart Innocent of Love
ROSEBUD (moss) Confessions of Love
ROSEBUD (red) Pure and Lovely
ROSEBUD (white) Too young to love
ROSELEAF You may hope
ROSEMARY Remember me
ROSES (Bouquet of Mature Blooms) Gratitude
ROSES (Single Full Bloom) I Love You, I Still Love You
RUDBECKIA Impartiality
RUE Disdain, fertility
SAFFRON Beware of excess pleasures, voluptuousness, you are perfectly lovely
SAGE Domestic virtues, great respect
SAINFOIN You confuse me
SALVIA (blue) Wisdom
SALVIA (red) Untiring energy
SATINFLOWER Fascination
SAXIFRAGE Affection
SCABIOUS (sweet) Widowhood
SCABIOUS Unfortunate love
SEABINDWEED Uncertainty
SENSITIVEPLANT Fine sensibility
SENVY I smart
SHAMROCK Loyalty
SHEPHERD'S PURSE I offer you my all
SMILAX Loveliness, constancy
SNAPDRAGON Deception, Gracious Lady
SNOWBALL Thoughts of heaven
SNOWDROP Consolation, friendship in trouble
SORREL (wild) Ill-timed wit
SORREL (wood) Secret sweetness
SOUTHERNWOOD Bantering, jest
SPEEDWELL Womanly fidelity
SPIDER FLOWER Elope with Me
SPIDER WORT Esteem but not love
ST. JOHN'S WORT Animosity
STAR OF BETHLEHEM Atonement
STARWORT Afterthought
STEPHANOTIS Happiness in marriage, Desire to Travel
STOCK Bonds of Affection, Promptness, You'll Always Be Beautiful to Me
STONECROP Tranquility
STRAW Agreement
SUMAC (dwarf) Adoration
SUMAC I shall survive the change
SUNFLOWER (large) You are splendid
SWEET BASIL Good wishes
SWEETPEA Goodbye, Departure, Blissful Pleasure, Thank You for a Lovely Time
SWEETWILLIAM Grant me one smile
SYRINGA You shall be happy yet
TAMARISK Crime
TANSY Resistance
TEAZEL Misanthropy
THISTLE (Scotch) Retaliation
THISTLE Austerity, sternness
THORNAPPLE Delusive beauty
THRIFT Sympathy
TRILLIUM Modest ambition
TRUMPET FLOWER Fame
TUBEROSE Dangerous
TULIP (general) Perfect lover, Flower emblem of Holland
TULIP (red) Believe Me, Declaration of Love
TULIP (variegated) Beautiful Eyes
TULIP (variegated) Enchantment, your eyes are beautiful TULIP (yellow) There's Sunshine in Your Smile, Hopeless and perfect love
TULIP TREE BLOSSOM Rural happiness
TURNIP BLOSSOM Charity
TUSSILAGE You shall have justice
VALERIAN An accommodating disposition
VENUS'S FLYTRAP Duplicity
VENUS'S LOOKINGGLASS Flattery
VERBENA Pray for me, tender and quick emotion
VERONICA Fidelity
VERVAIN Enchantment, superstition
VIOLET Modesty
VIOLET (blue) Watchfulness, Faithfulness, I'll Always Be True
VIOLET (white) Let's Take a Chance, modesty hope
VIRGINIA CREEPER I cling to you
VIRGIN'S BOWER Filial love
WAKEROBIN Ardorzeal
WALLFLOWER Fidelity in misfortune or adversity
WATER LILY Purity of the heart
WAXPLANT Susceptibility
WHEAT Prosperity
WISTERIA Cordial welcome
WITCHHAZEL Inspiration, Mysticism, a spell is upon me
WOLFSBANE Misanthropy
WOODBINE Fraternal love
WORMWOOD Absence
XANTHIUM Pertinacity, rudeness
YARROW Cure for heartache
ZEPHYRANTHES Expectation
ZINNIA (magenta) Lasting Affection
ZINNIA (mixed) Thinking (or In Memory) of an Absent Friend
ZINNIA (scarlet) Constancy
ZINNIA (white) Goodness
ZINNIA (yellow) Daily Remembrance
ZINNIA Thoughts of absent friends

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