Meaning Of The Flowers


Flowers traditionally all have a meaning. The significance of this meaning is really a personally thing. You can take the meaning literally or you can have a little fun with it. We will leave it up to you. The honest truth is that the vast majority of your guests at your wedding won’t know the meaning of the flowers you choose. Generally speaking the meaning can be assumed when flowers are given as a gesture, be it love, romance, sympathy or simply gratitude. So don’t get too worried if the meaning of your flowers isn’t a perfect match. We thought it would be a nice addition so that Brides could see what their Wedding Flowers meant.

Flowers Names and their Meanings:

Here is a comprehensive list of the traditional meanings of flowers for your reference.

ACACIA – Concealed Love, Beauty in Retirement, Chaste Love
AGAPANTHIS – Secret Love
AMBROSIA – Your Love is Given Back/Returned
AMARYLLIS – Pride, Pastoral Poetry
ANEMONE – Forsaken, sincerity
ARBUTUS – Thee Only Do I Love
ASTER – Symbol of Love, Daintiness
AZALEA – Take Care of Yourself for Me, Temperance, Fragile Passion, Chinese Symbol of Womanhood

BACHELOR BUTTON – Single Blessedness
BEGONIA – Beware
BELLS OF IRELAND – Good Luck
BITTERSWEET –  Truth
BLUEBELL – Humility

CACTUS – Endurance
CALADIUM – Great joy and delight
CAMELLIA – Good luck gift for a man

CAMELLIA (PINK) – Longing for you
CAMELLIA (RED) – You’re a Flame in My Heart
CAMELLIA ( WHITE) – You’re Adorable
CARNATION (GENERAL) – Fascination, Woman Love
CARNATION (PINK) – I’ll Never Forget You
CARNATION (RED) – My Heart Aches For You, Admiration
CARNATION (PURPLE) – Capriciousness, Whimsical
CARNATION (SOLID COLOUR) – Yes

Letter F

FERN – Magic, Fascination, Confidence and Shelter
FIR – Time
FLAX – Domestic Symbol
FORGET-ME-NOT –  True Love, Good Memories
FORSYTHIA – Anticipation
FREESIA – Trust

Letter G

GARDENIA – You’re Lovely, Secret Love
GERANIUM – Stupidity, Folly
GLADIOLI – Give Me a Break, I’m Really Sincere, Flower of the Gladiators
GLOXINIA – Love at First Sight

Letter H

HEATHER (LAVENDER) – Admiration, Solitude
HEATHER (WHITE) – Protection, Wishes Will Come True
HOLLY – Defence, Domestic Happiness
HONEYSUCKLE – Happiness
HYACINTH (GENERAL) – Games and Sports, Rashness, Flower Dedicated to Apollo
HYACINTH (BLUE) – Constancy
HYACINTH (PURPLE) –  I am Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Sorrow
HYACINTH (RED OR PINK) – Play
HYACINTH (WHITE) – Loveliness, I’ll Pray for You
HYACINTH (YELLOW) –  Jealousy
HYDRANGEA – Thank You for Understanding, Frigidity, Heartlessness

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