The Language of Flowers: What They Mean (D-J)

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)

Daffodil — Meaning: Respect


Daisy — Meaning: Innocence


Dandelion — Meaning: Wishes come true


Eucalyptus — Meaning: Protection


Fennel — Meaning: Worthy of all praise


Fern — Meaning: Sincerity


Magic Fern — Meaning: Fascination; Confidence and shelter


Maidenhair Fern — Meaning: Secret bond of love


Feverfew — Meaning: Protection


Fir — Meaning: Time


Flax — Meaning: Domestic symbol; Fate


Forget Me Not — Meaning: True love; Memories


Forsythia — Meaning: Anticipation


Gardenia — Meaning: You’re lovely; Secret love


Garlic — Meaning: Courage; Strength


Geranium — Meaning: Preference


Gladiolus — Meaning: Love at first sight


Grass– Meaning: Submission; Utility


Garland of Roses — Meaning: Reward of virtue


Heather (Lavender) — Meaning: Admiration; Solitude


Heather (White) — Meaning: Protection; Wishes will come true


Hibiscus — Meaning: Delicate beauty


Holly — Meaning: Good will, Defense; Domestic Happiness; Foresight


Honeysuckle — Meaning: Generous and devoted affection.


Hyacinth (General) — Meaning: Games and sports; Rashness; Flower dedicated to Apollo


Hyacinth (Blue) — Meaning: Constancy


Hyacinth (Purple) — Meaning: I’m sorry; Please forgive me; Sorrow


Hyacinth (Red or Pink) — Meaning: Play


Hyacinth (White) — Meaning: Loveliness; I’ll pray for you


Hyacinth (Yellow) — Meaning: Jealousy


Hydrangea — Meaning: Thank you for understanding; Frigidity; Heartlessness


Hyssop — Meaning: Wards away evil spirits.


Iris — Meaning: Faith; Hope; Wisdom and valor.


Ivy — Meaning: Fidelity and friendship. Ivy – (Sprig of white tendrils) — Meaning: Anxious to please; Affection


Jasmine — Meaning: Amiability; Attracts wealth


Jonquil — Meaning: Love me; Affection returned; Desire; Sympathy; Desire for a return of affection

Juniper — Meaning: Protection


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


Gladiolus -photo credit: Tom Curtis / Fir- photo credit: Franky242

White Hyacinth- photo credit: Keattikorn /  Blue Hyacinth -photo credit: Digidreamgrafix

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