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.

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  • Larkspur (Pink) — Meaning: Joyful, Carefree, Fickle love
  • Lavender — Meaning: Devotion, Serenity, Mystery
  • Lemon Balm — Meaning: Brings love
  • Lemon — Meaning: Zest
  • Lemon Verbena — Meaning: Attracts opposite sex
  • Lily (general) — Meaning: Keeps unwanted visitors away
  • Lily (calia) — Meaning: Beauty
  • Lily (day) — Meaning: Coquetry
  • Lily (eucharis) — Meaning: Maiden charms
  • Lily (orange) —Meaning: Hatred
  • Lily (tiger) — Meaning: Wealth, Pride, Hope, Encouragement
  • Lily (white) — Meaning: Virginity, Purity, Majesty, It’s heavenly to be with you
  • Lily (yellow) — Meaning:  I’m walking on air
  • Lily of The Valley — Meaning: Sweetness, Return to happiness, Purity, Humility
  • Lisianthus — Meaning: Gratefulness, Appreciation, Charisma
  • Lotus — Meaning: Enlightenment, Rebirth, Spiritual awakening
  • Magnolia — Meaning: Sweetness, Beauty, Love of nature, Nobility, Dignity, Perseverance
  • Marigold — Meaning: Comforts the heart, Despair, Sorrowful love, Jealousy
  • Marjoram (sweet) — Meaning: Joy and happiness
  • Mint — Meaning: Protection from illness, Warmth of feeling
  • Mimosa — Meaning: Sensitivity, graceful, love
  • Mistletoe — Meaning: Kiss me, Affection, To surmount difficulties, Sacred plant of India
  • Monkshood — Meaning: Beware, A deadly foe is near, Chivalry
  • Morning Glory — Meaning: Affection, Lasting love, Hand in hand
  • Moss – Meaning: Maternal love, Charity
  • Myrtle — Meaning: Love; Hebrew emblem of marriage
  • Narcissus — Meaning: Egotism, Formality, Stay as sweet as you are
  • Nasturtium — Meaning: Conquest, Victory in battle, Maternal love, Charity, Splendor
  • Oak Leaves — Meaning: Bravery, Fortitude, Independence
  • Oleander — Meaning: Caution, Beware
  • Orange — Meaning: Generosity
  • Orange Blossom — Meaning: Brings wisdom, Purity, Innocence, Fertility
  • Orange Mock — Meaning: Deceit
  • Orchid — Meaning: Love; Beauty; Refinement; Beautiful lady; Chinese symbol for many children, Strength
  • Orchid (cattleya) — Meaning: Mature charm
  • Palm leaves — Meaning: Victory and success
  • Pansy — Meaning: Thoughts; Love, remembrance, tender feelings
  • Passion Flower — Meaning: Faith, Passion, Endurance
  • Peach — Meaning: Longevity
  • Peony — Meaning: Aphrodisiac, Prosperity, Honor, Love
  • Petunia — Meaning: Resentment, Anger, Your presence soothes me, Negative emotions
  • Periwinkle — Meaning: Pleasures of memories, Timeless friendship, Steady love
  • Phlox — Meaning: Harmony, Agreement, Concord
  • Pine — Meaning: Hope; Pity, Grace, Everlasting life
  • Poppy (general) — Meaning: Eternal sleep, Oblivion, Imagination
  • Poppy (red) — Meaning: Pleasure, Consolation, Remembrance, Unrestrained pleasure
  • Poppy (white) — Meaning: Consolation, Sleep
  • Poppy( yellow) — Meaning: Wealth, Success
  • Prickly Pear — Meaning: Satire
  • Primrose — Meaning: I can’t live without you, Early youth, Love, Eternal youth, First love
  • Primrose (evening) — Meaning: Inconstancy
  • Queen Anne’s Lace — Meaning: Sanctuary, Security, Safety
  • Ranunculus — Meaning: Charming, Attractive, Radiant
  • Rhododendron — Meaning: Danger, Beware, Caution
  • Rose (general)(red) — Meaning: Love, I love you, Romance, Passion
  • Rose (white) — Meaning: Eternal Love, Innocence, Heavenly, Secrecy and silence, Purity, Sympathy
  • Rose (blue) — Meaning: The impossible, Mystery, Unattainable
  • Rose (pink) — Meaning: Perfect happiness, Please believe me, Grace, Admiration, Gentleness
  • Rose (green) — Meaning: Envy, Ambition, Greed
  • Rose (yellow) — Meaning: Friendship, Jealousy, Caring, Joy
  • Rose (orange) — Meaning: Fascination, Desire, Excitement
  • Rose (black) — Meaning: Death
  • Rose (red and white) — Meaning: Together, Unity
  • Rose (thornless) — Meaning: Love at first sight
  • Rose (single, full bloom) — Meaning: I love you, I still love you
  • Rose (bud) — Meaning: Beauty and youth, A heart innocent of love
  • Rose (bud) (red) — Meaning: Pure and lovely
  • Rose (bud) (white) — Meaning: Girlhood
  • Rose (bud) (moss) — Meaning: Confessions of love
  • Roses (bouquet of full bloom) — Meaning: Gratitude
  • Roses (garland or crown of) — Meaning: Beware of virtue, Reward of merit, Crown, Symbol of superior merit
  • Roses (musk cluster) — Meaning: Charming
  • Rose (tea) — Meaning: I’ll always remember
  • Rose (cabbage) — Meaning: Ambassador of love
  • Rose (Christmas) — Meaning: Tranquilize my anxiety; anxiety
  • Rose (damask) — Meaning: Brilliant complexion
  • Rose (dark crimson) — Meaning: Mourning
  • Rose (hibiscus) — Meaning: Delicate beauty
  • Rose (leaf) — Meaning: You may hope
  • Rosemary — Meaning: Remembrance
  • Sage – Meaning: Wisdom, Long life, Gratitude
  • Salvia (blue) – Meaning: I think of you, Healing, Prosperity, Respect
  • Smilax – Meaning: Loveliness
  • Snapdragon — Meaning: Deception, Gracious lady, Presumption, Anger
  • Snowberry — Meaning: Protection, Purification, Cleanliness
  • Solidago — Meaning: Success, Victory, Happiness
  • Spiderflower — Meaning: Elope with me
  • Statice — Meaning: Remembrance, Sympathy, Success
  • Stephanotis — Meaning: Happiness in marriage; Desire to travel, Good luck, Success
  • 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) — Meaning: Believe me, Declaration of love
  • Tulip (variegated) — Meaning: Beautiful eyes
  • Tulip (yellow) — Meaning: 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 — Meaning: 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

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    • I’m glad you found the article useful! Salvia blue is indeed a thoughtful choice to bring comfort to someone who is ill. It’s wonderful how flowers can convey so much meaning.

  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.

    • It’s great to hear that the article introduced you to the extensive language of flowers! It’s a beautiful way to add a special touch to your anniversary celebrations. While primrose traditionally symbolizes “I can’t live without you,” it’s important to note that the language of flowers can vary slightly or have multiple meanings. As long as you explain the significance of the primrose and the intention behind it, I’m sure your wife would appreciate the gesture. Happy anniversary planning!


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