Flowers & Their Meanings

Here’s a list of the flowers and their meanings. Each flower is presented with information about:

  • Main flower meanings
  • Flower color meaning
  • Flower symbolism in different cultures and history
  • Interesting and fun facts
  • Meaningful botanical and medicinal properties
  • Gift giving tips and special occasions

Ever wondered whether you should offer a red or pink rose, or what the bouquet of white and yellow flowers you just received means? How about how to say thank you? We are offering an easy way to navigate through contemporary and traditional meanings, so you can confidently go to your florist or pick flowers in your garden knowing the hidden message they convey.

White daisy flowers. White daisies. Spring flowers.

Daisy Flower

When someone is talking about a daisy, what specifically do they mean? Usually, they just mean a… >>All Daisy Flower Meanings


Gladiolus Flower

Gladiolus flowers bloom on a long spike that ranges from 2 to 4 feet tall. These attractive flowers open… >>All Gladiolus Flower Meanings

The hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Hawaiian women.

Hibiscus Flower

No movie or painting in a tropical land is complete without showing a girl with a flower in her hair. The… >>All Hibiscus Flower Meanings

Beautiful fresh iris flowers with water drops

Iris Flower

The iris is often associated with royalty and it’s no wonder. This regal flower puts on quite a show in the… >>All Iris Flower Meanings

Jasmine Flower

Jasmine is a popular flower associated with love and romance. Its showy white blooms and heav… >>All Jasmine Flower Meanings

Beautiful pink lily flowers on natural background

Lilly Flower

Unlike most other flowers, the perennial Lily never truly goes dormant. The strength and beauty… >> All Lilly Flower Meanings

a lot of pink magnolia flower for background uses

Magnolia Flower

People have loved magnolias for thousands of years. They love them so much that they argue over just… >>All Magnolia Flower Meanings


Orchid Flower

Orchids are the largest family of blooming flowers with over 25,000 species and over 100,000 varieties… >>All Orchid FLower Meanings

floral arrangement of pink peonies with leaves

Peony Flower

The Peony’s thick ruffled blooms and ability to return spring after spring for 100 years or longer gives it… >>All Peony Flower Meanings

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Plumeria Flower

The mere mention of Hawaii likely conjures up images of the beautiful and fragrant plumeria flower. While… >>All Plumeria Flower Meanings


Tulip Flower

Rising up in the early summer to produce cup-shaped blossoms in all colors, the Tulip plays an important… >>All Tulip Flower Meanings


Aster Flower

Asters are a popular daisy-like flower that have grown wild since ancient times. Many people are surprised… >>All Aster Flower Meanings

Camellia Flower

Camellia Flower

Nothing says spring quite like camellias in bloom. These evergreen shrubs produce an abundance of… >>All Camellia Flower Meanings

Chrysanthemum Flower

Chrysanthemum Flower

Also known as the mum, the Chrysanthemum is a common bedding plant used in lands… >>All Chrysanthemum Flower Meanings

Daffodil Flower

Daffodil Flower

Daffodils are one of the earliest flowers to bloom in the spring and are often associated with spring… >>All Daffodil Flower Meanings

Rose Flower

Rose Flower

The rose is one of the most famous and beloved of all flowers. As William Shakespeare once wrote… >>All Rose Flower Meanings

Lilac Flower

Lilac Flower

It’s easy to find lilacs and lilac bushes in North America. They seem to have always been in America… >>All Lilac Flower Meanings

Forget Me Not Flowers

Forget Me Not Flower

It’s easy to overlook a wild clump of Forget Me Not because most plants produce small flowers… >>All Forget Me Not Flower Meanings

Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower

Flowers often pick up religious and spiritual meanings because they rise from dirt and only show their… >>All Lotus Flower Meanings

Poppy Flower

Poppy Flower

Few flowers played such an important role in religion, mythology, politics, and medicine as the Poppy… >>All Poppy Flower Meanings

Amaryliss Flower

Amaryllis Flower

Amaryllis flowers in bloom are spectacular additions to any garden or bouquet. Originally from tropical… >>All Amaryllis Flower Meanings

Freesia flower

Freesia Flower

Delicate freesias are best known for their dainty blooms and profuse citrus scent. While they are spring… >>All Freesia Flower Meanings

Lavender Flower

Lavender Flower

Lavender flowers are spike-like flowers composed of multiple, small purple flowers or “florets” on long… >>All Lavender Flower Meanings

gardenia flower

Gardenia Flower

Bright white with sweet fragrance, Gardenias are often chosen for wedding bouquets. These flowers… >>All Gardenia Flower Meanings

Snapdragon Flower

Snapdragon Flower

There are about 40 species of snapdragons or dragon plants, also known as the plant genus Antirrhi... >>All Snapdragon Flower Meanings

Carnation Flowers

Carnation Flower

Carnations have enjoyed a varied and rich history filled with symbolism and legend. They are thought to… >>All Carnation Flower Meanings

anemone flower

Anemone Flower

When it comes to looking delicate and graceful, Anemone flowers are experts. These charming blooms…  >>All Anemone Flower Meanings

Dogwood Flowers

Dogwood Flower

The Dogwood is not the most popular or most common flowering tree, but it has still developed a… >>All Dogwood Flower Meanings

narcissus flowers

Narcissus Flower

Whether you call them Narcissus, Daffodils, or Jonquils, these cheerful flowers are among the earliest… >>All Narcissus Flower Meanings

Bird of Paradise flower

Bird of Paradise Flower

The stunning tropical plants known as the Bird of Paradise family all stop people dead in their tracks… >>All Bird of Paradise Flower Meanings

Azalea Flowers

Azalea Flower

Azaleas are now one of the most popular landscaping flowers in the U.S. and other countries, but the… >>All Azalea Flower Meanings

snowdrop flowers

Snowdrop Flower

The lovely snowdrop is one of the first flowers to appear in the spring as it works its way through the… >>All Snowdrop Flower Meanings

Pansy Flowers

Pansy Flower

The pansy flower is beautiful little flower well loved for it’s charm, versatility and adding a swath of… >>All Pansy Flower Meanings

Columbine Flowers

Columbine Flower

The columbine flower is a very interesting perennial wildflower with an intriguing history. This is a hardy… >>All Columbine Flower Meanings

Marigold Flowers

Marigold Flower

Not all flowers used as a symbol feature showy blossoms or stately vegetation. Sometimes the biggest… >>All Marigold Flower Meanings

Edelweiss Flowers

Edelweiss Flower

This flower signifies deep love and devotion whereby men harvest the flower on daring steeps and fatal… >>All Edelweiss Flower Meanings

Hydrangea Flowers

Hydrangea Flower

Flowers brighten up our lives with their beauty and fragrance, but the power of a flower goes a lot deeper… >>All Hydrangea Flower Meanings

Morning glory flowers

Morning Glory Flower

The morning glory flower is a flower of duality. The Victorian meaning of morning glory is either love… >>All Morning Glory Flower Meanings

Zinnia Flowers

Zinnia Flower

The zinnia flower is one of the most exuberant flowers you will want to grow in your garden.  Among one… >>All Zinnia Flower Meanings

Bleeding heart flowers

Bleeding Heart Flower

While some flowers are subtle or send mixed messages, the Bleeding Heart is both bold and… >>All Bleeding Heart Flower Meanings

larkspur flowers

Larkspur Flower

Larkspur is an old-fashioned annual flower grown for its tall spires in shades of pink, red, yellow, blue… >>All Larkspur Flower Meanings

hyacinth flowers

Hyacinth Flower

The hyacinth flower is a lovely cool weather perennial plant formerly considered related to the lily and… >>All Hyacinth Flower Meanings

Heather flowers

Heather Flower

The heather flower is an evergreen flowering shrub with hundreds of bell shaped flowers up and down… >>All Heather Flower Meanings

gerbera flowers

Gerbera Flower

The gerbera daisy is native to south Africa and lush with bright colors and a happy beauty about it. These… >>All Gerbera Flower Meanings

Dandelion Flowers

Dandelion Flower

You might curse it as a weed when it pops up in your lawn, but the Dandelion is beautiful and full of… >>All Dandelion Flower Meanings

frangipani flower

Frangipani Flower

Few tropical flowers are as delicate and pure looking as the Frangipani. Also commonly known as plumeria… >>All Frangipani Flower Meanings

Buttercup Flowers

Buttercup Flower

The cheery buttercup grows wild throughout much of North American and blankets fields and roadsides… >>All Buttercup Flower Meanings

Sampaguita Flowers

Sampaguita Flower

The sampaquita flower is a tropical flower that grows wild throughout Southern Asia and the South Pacific… >>All Sampaguita Flower Meanings

Crocus Flowers

Crocus Flower

The crocus is one of the first flowers to emerge in the spring. It is often referred to as the light bulb flower… >>All Crocus Flower Meanings

Lithianthus Flower

Lisianthus Flower

Some of the most beautiful bouquet flowers start out from humble origins. Whether it’s a lotus rising… >>All Lisianthus Flower Meanings

Sakura flower

Sakura Flower

While many people think of the Victorian era in England when talking about flower symbolism… >>All Sakura Flower Meanings

Stargazer Flower

Stargazer Flower

While many of the plants called lilies sold in the flower arrangement business are not actually related… >>All Stargazer Flower Meanings

Calla Lily Flower

Calla Lily Flower

Most flowers given as gifts are cut from the trees or plants producing them. With a limited lifespan, these… >>All Calla Lily Flower Meanings

Protea flower

Protea Flower

Protea flowers are native to the southern hemisphere, primarily Australia and South Africa, but can… >>All Protea Flower Meanings

Star of Bethlehem Flowers

Star of Bethlehem Flower

The Star of Bethlehem plant is a spring and summer blooming bulb that produces star-shaped… >>All Star of Bethlehem Flower Meanings

Statice Flowers

Statice Flower

Statice is grown as both a cut flower and for use in dried flower arrangements. This airy flower is… >>All Statice Flower Meanings

delphinium flowers

Delphinium Flower

If subtle blossoms are more your style than showy tropical blooms, the delphinium deserves your… >>All Delphinium Flower Meanings

Baby Breath Flower

Baby Breath Flower

For years in the early 1990s, florists tucked delicate sprigs of baby’s breath into practically every… >>All Baby Breath Flower Meanings

alstroemeria flower

Alstroemeria Flower

If you usually stick to the common tulips and roses when sending flowers to others for holidays and… >>All Alstroemeria Flower Meanings

Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower

Cacti, the plural name for the humble cactus, have earned a well-deserved reputation over the years… >>All Cactus Flower Meanings

Begonia Flower

Begonia Flower

Strolling through a flower shop is a great way to see flowers from all over the world you’ve never… >>All Begonia Flower Meanings

Wisteria Flowers

Wisteria Flower

The pea family, Fabaceae, is full of purple blossoms ranging from tiny roadside weeds to massive… >>All Wisteria Flower Meanings


Petunia Flower

Petunias are a popular flowering plant typically seen in hanging baskets or cascading from window… >>All Petunia Flower Meanings

Anthurium Flower

Anthurium Flower

Arum family of plants includes over 1000 species of plants commonly referred to as anthuriums… >>All Anthurium Flower Meanings

Myrtle Flower

Myrtle Flower

The myrtle flower has a rich history as a flower of love and marriage. It has played a role in both Greek… >>All Myrtle Flower Meanings

Eustoma Flower

Eustoma Flower

Not all of the most beautiful flowers in the floral arrangement palette come from exotic and far off… >>All Eustoma Flower Meanings

Stock Flower

Stock Flower

The name makes it sound average and normal, but the stock flower is actually quite special. Although… >>All Stock Flower Meanings

Ranunculus Flower

Ranunculus Flower

The mention of the ranunculus flower typically conjures images of showy flowers with ruffles of… >>All Ranunculus Flower Meanings

Periwinkle flower

Periwinkle Flower

It’s easy to miss the Periwinkle flower and simply step over it. The diminutive bloom is easily… >>All Periwinkle Flower Meanings

Geranium Flower

Geranium Flower

The mention of geraniums typically conjures up images of bright red blooms against rich green… >>All Geranium Flower Meanings



The sunflower is not the rarest flower, but it’s still a beautiful symbol of power for many people… >>All Sunflower Meanings

Dahlia Flower

Dahlia Flower

When it comes to building a bouquet that really stands out, the Dahlia is a reliable addition because… >>All Dahlia Flower Meanings

Flowers By Meaning

Snapdragon flowers

Flowers Meaning Strength

Few things feel worse than your strength faltering when you’re in the midst of the challenge of a lifetime… >>All Flowers Meaning Strength

Chrysanthemum Flower

Flowers Meaning Family

The botanical world is full of symbols. While you might look out your window and see nothing but… >>All Flowers Meaning Family

Carnation Flowers

Funeral Flowers

Funeral flowers serve as a final tribute to the life of the deceased and bring comfort to the mourning. >>All Funeral Flower Meanings

Bunch of pink peonies in a garden** Note: Shallow depth of field

Japanese Flower Meanings

The Japanese also use flowers to express their feelings, but many of the meanings differ from Victorian… >>All Japanese Flower Meanings

Flower of Life

Despite adorning temples built as early as 1600 B.C., it’s still not entirely clear what the ancients… >>All Flower of Life Meanings

Rose Flower

Language of Flowers

Despite being little more than the reproductive organs of plants, flowers have fascinated humans… >>More on the Language of Flowers

Carnation Flowers

Birth Flower Meanings

If you are the type of person to collect jewelry with your birth stone or make bouquets with specific… >>All Birth Flower Meanings

Rose Flower

Flowers Meaning Love

Aside from being used to honor the dead and perform religious ceremonies, beautiful flowers are… >>All Flowers Meaning Love


Christmas Flower Meanings

The mere mention of Christmas likely conjures up images of fresh cut flowers of red and white nestled… >>All Christmas Flower Meanings

Chinese Flowers

Chinese Flower Meanings

The Chinese culture is rich with flower symbolism that permeates both cultural practices and artistic… >>All Chinese Flower Meanings

Zinnia Flower

Flowers Meaning Friendship

Modern culture doesn’t celebrate friendships quite as much as people did just a few decades ago. Look… >>All Friendship Flower Meanings

Easter Flowers

Easter Flowers

Easter is a joyous holiday celebrated in the spring to honor the resurrection of Christ. Easter Flo… >>All Easter Flower Meanings

Lavender Flower

Flowers Meaning Peace

Flowers have been used to represent certain emotions and meanings in many cultures throughout history… >>All Peace Flower Meanings

Tulip Flowers

Flowers Meaning Death

A flower is a beautiful symbol of life, but those simple petals can also represent peace after death… >>All Flowers Meaning Death Meanings

Calla Lily Flower

Mother’s Day Flowers

The first official Mother’s Day began in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson declared it… >>All Mother’s Day Flower Meanings

Chrysanthemum Flower

Sympathy Flowers

When a sudden and unexpected loss leaves a friend or coworker grieving and in bereavement… >>All Sympathy Flower Meanings

Lotus Flower

White Flowers

White flowers are often overlooked today for their more colorful counterparts, but the… >>All White Flower Meanings

Crocus Flowers

Purple Flowers

While basic dyes and pigments existed thousands of years ago for decorating with, purple was… >>All Purple Flower Meanings

Morning Glory

Blue Flowers

Blue is the universal color of peace and tranquility, which often carries over to the meaning of… >>All Blue Flowers Meanings

Daffodil Flower

Yellow Flowers

Yellow flowers commonly evoke feelings of happiness and cheer, which is exactly what they… >>All Yellow Flowers Meanings

gerbera flowers

Flower Color Meanings

Flowers have been used to convey messages of love and admiration for thousands of years… >>All Flower Color Meanings

azalea flowers

Pink Flowers

Flowers can brighten up your day and let your loved one you’re thinking about them. However… >>All Pink Flowers Meanings

Plumeria Flowers

10 Most Beautiful Flowers

The world is full of beautiful flowers, with even the humblest yellow dandelion adding a little… >>All Most Beautiful Flower Meanings

Rare Flowers

Rare Flowers

The term rare flower is not well-defined. For some, rare means a flower that is near extinction, while… >>All Rare Flowers


May Birth Flowers

May is a month full of flowers since it bridges the gap between spring and summer in most… >>All May Birth Flower Meanings