Flower Dictionary

Explore our Flower Dictionary to learn the symbolism behind your favorite flowers

Flowers have long held symbolic meaning beyond their irresistible beauty. While it's common knowledge that roses symbolize beauty, you may be surprised by the specific things your flowers are saying for you. Does your tropical bouquet send a joyful welcome? Does the mother's day orchid you sent actually symbolize elegant grace? Read more to find out!

Photograph of alstroemerias

Alstroemeria

Friendship

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Photograph of amarylliss

Amaryllis

Splendid beauty

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Photograph of anemones

Anemone

Anticipation, Sincerity, Forsaken

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Photograph of anthuriums

Anthurium

Hospitality

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Photograph of asters

Aster

Symbol of love, Patience

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Photograph of birds of paradises

Birds of Paradise

Joyfulness

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Photograph of bouvardias

Bouvardia

Enthusiasm

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Photograph of carnations

Carnation

Pride and beauty, Fascination, Love

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Photograph of cushion chrysanthemums

Cushion Chrysanthemum

Hope amid darkness, Fidelity, Friendship

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Photograph of daisy chrysanthemums

Daisy Chrysanthemum

Hope amid darkness, Fidelity, Friendship

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Photograph of standard chrysanthemums

Standard Chrysanthemum

Hope amid darkness, Fidelity, Friendship

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Photograph of daffodils

Daffodil

Chivalry, Respect

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Photograph of delphiniums

Delphinium

Heavenly

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Photograph of freesias

Freesia

Innocence, Trust

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Photograph of gladioluss

Gladiolus

Strength of character, Natural grace

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Photograph of heathers

Heather

Admiration

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Photograph of hyacinths

Hyacinth

Constancy, Sorrow (general)

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Photograph of hydrangeas

Hydrangea

Heartfelt

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Photograph of iriss

Iris

Compliments, Wisdom, Faith and hope, Tennessee state flower

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Photograph of larkspurs

Larkspur

Levity

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Photograph of lilacs

Lilac

Youthful innocence, Beauty, New Hampshire state flower

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Photograph of lilys

Lily

Majesty

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Photograph of lisianthuss

Lisianthus

Outgoing

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Photograph of cymbidium orchids

Cymbidium Orchid

A belle, Ecstasy

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Photograph of dendrobium orchids

Dendrobium Orchid

A belle, Ecstasy

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Photograph of oncidium orchids

Oncidium Orchid

A belle, Ecstasy

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Photograph of phalaenopsis orchids

Phalaenopsis Orchid

A belle, Ecstasy

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Photograph of peonys

Peony

Bashful, Compassion, Trustworthiness, Indiana state flower

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Photograph of king proteas

King Protea

Daring

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Photograph of queen anne's laces

Queen Anne's Lace

Sanctuary

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Photograph of ranunculuss

Ranunculus

Radiant

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Photograph of roses

Rose

Love, New York state flower

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Photograph of snapdragons

Snapdragon

Desire, Strength

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Photograph of statices

Statice

Remembrance

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Photograph of stocks

Stock

Lasting beauty

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Photograph of sunflowers

Sunflower

Pure thoughts, Pride, Sunshine, Kansas state flower

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Photograph of sweet peas

Sweet Pea

Delicate pleasure, Lasting pleasure, Careless luxury, Departure

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Photograph of tulips

Tulip

Declaration of love, Perfect lover, Luck

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