Symbolic Meanings of Flowers

Symbolic Meanings of Flowers That You've Been Wanting to Know

Ever wondered what all those flowers in that bouquet stand for? There is a lot of symbolism hidden in each flower. Here is a list of symbolic flower meanings for you.
Gardenerdy Staff
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018
"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."
Luther Burbank
Scented, colorful, beautiful and fragile - flowers are perhaps the most beautiful things that were created on this planet.
Their redolence can send someone instantly in the state of rhapsody and their appearance is sure to enthrall one and all. What could be a more wonderful gift that one person can give to another? All the flowers convey not only beauty, but so much else via their hidden meanings.
In this article, we bring to you some of god's most magnificent creations along with their symbolic meanings.
Flowers with their Meanings
Anemone
Anemone
Symbolism
  • Dwindling hope
  • Anticipation
Apple Blossom
Apple Blossom
Symbolism
  • Peace
  • Fertility
  • Sensuality
  • Hope
  • Good Fortune
Baby's breath
Flower pot
Symbolism
  • Innocence
  • Eternal Love
  • Purity of heart
Blue Periwinkle
Blue Periwinkle
Symbolism
  • Friendship
  • Peace
  • Harmony
Blue Violet
Violet Flower
Symbolism
  • Modesty
  • Faithfulness
Bluebells
Bluebells
Symbolism
  • Constancy
  • Humility
  • Gratitude
  • Everlasting love
Buttercup
Buttercup yellow flower
Symbolism
  • Cheerfulness
  • Desires for riches
  • Childishness
  • Neatness
Camellia
Camellia
Symbolism
  • Loveliness
  • Fascination
  • Unwavering devotion
  • Refinement
Carnation
Carnation
Symbolism
  • Love
  •  Distinction
  • Gratitude
  •  Admiration
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum
Symbolism
  • Joy
  • Wealth
  • Optimism
  • Truth
Daffodil
Daffodil flower
Symbolism
  • Regard
  • New beginnings
  • Rebirth
Daisy
Daisy Flower
Symbolism
  • Chastity
  • Daintiness
  • Good luck
  • Youthful beauty
Edelweiss
Edelweiss
Symbolism
  • Devotion
  • Profound
  • Daring
  • Nobel courage
  • Freedom
Foxglove
Foxglove
Symbolism
  • Known for healing as well as harming
  • Stateliness
  • Insincerity
  • Youth
Freesia
Freesia
Symbolism
  • Innocence
  • Friendship
  • Perseverance
Gardenia
Gardenia
Symbolism
  • Secret love
  • Purity
  • Joy
Iris
Iris Flowers
Symbolism
  • Faith
  • Wisdom
  • Peace
  • Hope
  • Admiration
Jasmine
Jasmine
Symbolism
  • Wealth
  • Grace
  • Demure beauty
Lavender
Lavender
Symbolism
  • Calmness
  • Love at first sight
  • Silence
  • Distrust
Lilac
Lilac
Symbolism
  • First emotions of love
  • Love at first sight
  • Renewal
  • Youthful innocence
Lily
Pink Lily
Symbolism
  • Majesty
  • Truth
  • Honor
  • Remembrance
Marigold
Marigold
Symbolism
  • Passion
  • Creativity
  • Grief
  • Jealousy
Orange Blossom
Orange Blossom
Symbolism
  • Purity
  • Innocence
  • Fertility
  • Chastity
Orchid
Orchid
Symbolism
  • Love
  • Beauty
  • Wisdom
  • Thoughtfulness
Peach Blossom
Peach Blossom
Symbolism
  • Longevity
  • Health
Peony
Peony Flower
Symbolism
  • Grace
  • Nobility
  • Peace
  • Bashfulness
Pink Rose
Pink Rose
Symbolism
  • Gratitude
  • Love
  • Admiration
  • Grace
Red Poppy
Red Poppy
Symbolism
  • Consolation
  • Beauty
  • Success
Red Rose
Red Rose
Symbolism
  • Passion
  • True love
  • Power
  • Appreciation
Sunflower
Sunflower
Symbolism
  • Adoration
  • Longevity
  • Loyalty
Sweet Pea
Sweet Pea
Symbolism
  • Blissful pleasure
  • Departure
Tulip
Tulip Flowers
Symbolism
  • Love
  • Affection
  • Passion
  • Energy
White Rose
White Rose
Symbolism
  • Pure love
  • Respect
  • Worthiness
  • Innocence
Knowing the meanings of flowers will help you convey a wealth of meaning with just the right flower. Let him/her know what you feel with a bouquet of flowers. Make up a bunch of sweet messages using flowers. There is so much you can do with flowers, once you know what a particular flower stands for.
White Rose
Pink Rose
Pink Rose Bud
Begonia
Lavender Flower
Purple Calla Lily
Purple Flower Hydrangea
Penstemon Flower
Pink Red And White Penstemon
Dark Red Peony
Sunflower
Tiger Lily And Babys Breath
A Blooming Chrysanthemum
Bluebells And Lawn
Jasmine Flowers
Carnation Flower
Lily
Tulip Flower
Red Rose With Buds