The Language of Flowers: What They Mean (L-Z)

All flowers have a meaning. The Victorians used to use flowers as a symbol to express their feelings. Here is a list of different flowers and their meanings.

Flower Meanings (A) - Flower Meanings (B) - Flower Meanings (C) - Flower Meanings (D-J) - Flower Meanings (K-Z)

Larkspur (Pink) — Fickleness

 

Lavender — Devotion

 

Lemon Balm — Brings love

 

Lemon — Zest

Lemon Verbena — Attracts opposite sex.

 

Lily (general) - Keeps unwanted visitors away

  • Lily (calia) - Beauty
  • Lily (day) - Coquetry
  • Lily (eucharis) - Maiden charms
  • Lily (orange) - Hatred
  • Lily (tiger) - Wealth; pride
  • Lily (white) - Virginity; purity; majesty; it's heavenly to be with you
  • Lily (yellow) - I'm walking on air; false and gay

 

Lily of the valley - sweetness; return to happiness; humility

 

Magnolia – Sweetness; Beauty; Love of nature

 

Marigold — Comforts the heart.

 

Marjoram (sweet) – Joy and happiness

 

Mint — Protection from illness; Warmth of feeling

 

Mistletoe – Kiss me; Affection; To surmount difficulties; Sacred plant of India

Monkshood – Beware, a deadly foe is near; Chivalry

 

Moss – Meaning: Maternal love; Charity

 

Myrtle – Love; Hebrew emblem of marriage

 

Narcissus – Egotism; formality; Stay as sweet as you are

 

Nasturtium – Conquest; victory in battle; Maternal love; Charity; Patriotism

 

Oleander – Caution; Beware

 

Orange — Meaning: Generosity

 

Orange Blossom – Brings wisdom

 

Orange Mock – Meaning: Deceit

 

Orchid – Meaning: Love; Beauty; Refinement; Beautiful lady; Chinese symbol for many children

Orchid (cattleya) – Mature charm

 

Palm leaves – Meaning: Victory and success

 

Pansy – Thoughts; Love

 

Peach – Meaning: Longevity

 

Peony – Meaning: Aphrodisiac

 

Petunia – Resentment; Anger; Your presence soothes me

 

Pine – Meaning: Hope; Pity

 

Poppy (general) – Meaning: Eternal sleep ; Oblivion; Imagination

  • Poppy (red) Meaning: -Pleasure; Consolation
  • Poppy (white) – Meaning: Consolation; Sleep
  • Poppy( yellow) Meaning: Wealth; success

 

Prickly Pear – Meaning: Satire

 

Primrose – I can’t live without you; Early youth

Primrose (evening) – Inconstancy

 

Rose (general)(Red) – Love ; I love you

  • Rose( white) – Eternal Love ; innocence; heavenly; secrecy and silence
  • Rose(pink) – Perfect happiness; please believe me
  • Rose(Yellow) – Friendship ; jealousy; try to care
  • Rose(Black) -Death Rose(red and white) – Together; unity
  • Rose(thornless) – Love at first sight
  • Rose( single, full bloom) – I love you; I still love you
  • Rose bud – Beauty and youth ; a heart innocent of love
  • Rose bud(red) – Pure and lovely
  • Rose bud(white) – Girlhood
  • Rosebud (moss) – Confessions of love
  • Roses(Bouquet of full bloom) – Gratitude
  • Roses( Garland or crown of) – Beware of virtue; reward of merit; crown ; symbol of superior merit
  • Roses ( musk cluster) – Charming
  • Rose(tea) – I’ll always remember
  • Rose(cabbage) – Ambassador of love
  • Rose(Christmas) – Tranquilize my anxiety; anxiety
  • Rose(damask) – Brilliant complexion
  • Rose(dark crimson) – Mourning
  • Rose(hibiscus) – Delicate beauty
  • Rose leaf – You may hope

 

Rosemary – Meaning: Remembrance

 

Sage – Meaning: Wisdom; Long life

 

Salvia (blue) – Meaning: I think of you

Smilax – Meaning: Loveliness

 

Snapdragon – Deception; Gracious lady; Presumption

 

Spiderflower – Elope with me

Stephanotis – Happiness in marriage; Desire to travel

 

Stock – Meaning: Lasting beauty

 

Strawberry – Meaning: Perfect goodness

 

Sunflower – Meaning: Loyalty; Wishes

 

Sweetpea – Meaning: Goodbye; Departure; Blissful pleasure; Thank you for a lovely time

 

Thyme – Meaning: Strength and courage; Ensures restful sleep

 

Tulip(general) - Fame,charity; perfect lover
Tulip(red) - Believe me; declaration of love
Tulip(variegated) - Beautiful eyes
Tulip(yellow) - Hopeless love

 

Violet – Meaning: Modesty; Calms tempers; Induces sleep

Violet (blue) – Meaning: Watchfulness; Faithfulness; I’ll always be true

Violet (white) – Meaning: Let’s take a chance on happiness

Viscaria - Will you dance with me?

Woodruff – Meaning: Sweet humility

 

Yarrow – Meaning: Health; Healing

 

Zinnia – Meaning: Thoughts of friends Zinnia (magenta) – Meaning: Lasting affection

Zinnia (mixed) – Meaning: Thinking of an absent friend

Zinnia (scarlet) – Meaning: Constancy Zinnia (white) – Meaning: Goodness

Zinnia (yellow) – Meaning: Daily remembrance

 

Author: - Ingredient for a Simple Life

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Flower Meanings (A) - Flower Meanings (B) - Flower Meanings (C) - Flower Meanings (D-J) - Flower Meanings (K-Z)

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  1. I had heard of the language of flowers before but didn’t know that it was so extensive. However, it is giving me a great anniversary idea for next year. It will add a whole new dynamic to how I pick and give my wife flowers I will definitely have to get primrose as long as it doesn’t also mean inconsistency as that kind of ruins the “I can’t live without you” meaning.

  2. This was very useful! I like getting the salvia blue for people that are ill so that meaning is perfect,

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