What Flowers & Plants Mean

One of our readers asked us about the meaning of Ivy which inspired us to add this list of various plants and their meanings. It is by no means complete and we are still looking for more. If you know any that you would like to see added to the listemail us!

  • Bluebell: humility
  • Camellia: good luck, perfection
  • Carnation: fascination
  • Pink Carnation: remembrance
  • Red Carnation: heartache
  • Yellow Carnation: disappointment
  • Chrysanthemum: friendship
  • Crocus: cheerfulness
  • Daffodil: regard
  • Daisy: innocence, purity
  • Forsythia: anticipation
  • Gardenia: clandestine love
  • Gloxinia: love at first sight
  • Honeysuckle: devotion
  • Blue Hyacinth: fidelity
  • Purple Hyacinth: regret
  • Yellow Hyacinth: jealousy
  • Hydrangea: understanding
  • Ivy: fidelity, wedded love, affection
  • Jasmine: amiability
  • Lily: innocence, purity
  • Calla Lily: beauty
  • Orange Lily: hatred
  • Magnolia: nobility
  • Myrtle: love
  • Nasturtium: patriotism
  • Orange Blossom: innocence, eternal love
  • Orchid: love, beauty
  • Catalpa Orchid: mature charm
  • Peony: happy marriage
  • Petunia: resentment, anger
  • Primrose: love
  • Evening Primrose: inconstancy
  • Rosemary: remembrance, fidelity
  • Stephanotis: happiness in marriage
  • Sweetpea: bliss
  • Tulip: perfect love
  • Violet: modesty
  • Blue Violet: faithfulness
  • White Violet: happiness
  • Scarlet Zinnea: constancy
  • White Zinnea: goodness
  • Yellow Zinnia: remembrance