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Flower arrangements in pastel shades and the softest yellows, peaches, warm pinks, creamy whites and subtle greens make us feel safe, snug and loved. Consider a nurturing floral arrangement for a new mother, a sick friend or a grieving loved one – anyone who would benefit from a caring, loving embrace.

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Flower & Plant Info & Photos Meanings of Flowers
Flower Meanings and Meanings of Flowers

The Society of American Florists has compiled these lists of flowers meanings from a variety of sources:



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Flower & Plant Information and Photos - Meanings of Flowers

In Victorian times, certain flowers had specific meanings because the flower selection was limited and people used more symbols and gestures to communicate than words. But today, with so many flower choices, there are no rules - it's the sentiment that gives the gift its meaning. Your florist can help you send the right message. Many people assign their own personal meanings - a flower or color that might remind them of a special event or moment in their lives. For those interested in the historic meanings of flowers, the Society of American Florists has compiled this list from a variety of different sources:

Alstroemeria aspiring
Amaryllis dramatic
Anemone fragile
Apple Blossom promis
Aster contentment
Azalea abundance
Baby's Breath festivity
Bachelor Button anticipation
Begonia deep thoughts
Black-Eyed Susan encouragement
Camellia graciousness
Carnation
pink gratitude
red flashy
striped refusal
white remembrance
yellow cheerful
Chrysanthemum
bronze excitement
white truth
red sharing
yellow secret admirer
Cosmos peaceful
Crocus foresight
Daffodil chivalry
Delphinium boldness
Daisy innocence
Freesia spirited
Forget-Me-Not remember me forever
Gardenia joy
Geranium comfort
Ginger proud
Gladiolus strength of character
Heather solitude
Hibiscus delicate beauty
Holly domestic happiness
Hyacinth sincerity
Hydrangea perseverance
Iris inspiration
Ivy fidelity
Jasmine grace and elegance
Larkspur beautiful spirit
Lavender distrust
Lilac first love
Lily
Calla regal
Casablanca celebration
Day enthusiasm
Stargazer ambition
Lisianthus calming
Magnolia dignity
Marigold desire for riches
Nasturtium patriotism
Orange Blossom fertility
Orchid delicate beauty
Pansy loving thoughts
Passion flower passion
Peony healing
Poppy consolation
Queen Anne's Lace delicate femininity
Ranunculus radiant
Rhododendron beware
Rose
pink admiration/appreciation
red passionate love
red & white unity
white purity
yellow friendship
Snapdragon presumptuous
Star of Bethlehem hope
Stephanotis good luck
Statice success
Sunflower adoration
Sweetpea shyness
Tuberose pleasure
Tulip
pink caring
purple royalty
red declaration of love
white forgiveness
yellow hopelessly in love
Violet faithfulness
Wisteria steadfast
Yarrow good health
Zinnia thoughts of friends

 
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Flower & Plant Information and Photos - Meanings of Flowers

Month

Flower

January

Carnation

February

Iris, Violet

March

Daffodil

April

Daisy, Peonies

May

Lily, Lily of the Valley

June

Rose

July

Delphinium

August

Dahlia, Gladiolus

September

Aster, Forget-me-not

October

Calendula (aka Marigold)

November

Chrysanthemum

December

Poinsettia, Holly, Narcissus, Paperwhite

 
State Flowers PDF Print E-mail
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State

Flower

Alabama

Camellia

Alaska

Forget-me-not

Arizona

Saguaro Cactus blossom

Arkansas

Apple blossom

California

California Poppy

Colorado

Rocky Mountain Columbine

Connecticut

Mountain laurel

Delaware

Peach blossom

Florida

Orange blossom

Georgia

Cherokee Rose

Hawaii

Hawaiian hibiscus (ma‘o hau hele)

Idaho

Mock Orange

Illinois

Purple Violet

Indiana

Peony

Iowa

Wild Prairie Rose

Kansas

Sunflower

Kentucky

Goldenrod

Louisiana

Magnolia

Maine

White pine cone and tassel

Maryland

Black-eyed susan

Massachusetts

Mayflower

Michigan

Apple blossom

Minnesota

Pink and white lady's slipper

Mississippi

Magnolia

Missouri

Hawthorn

Montana

Bitterroot

Nebraska

Goldenrod

Nevada

Sagebrush

New Hampshire

Purple lilac

New Jersey

Violet

New Mexico

Yucca flower

New York

Rose

North Carolina

American Dogwood

North Dakota

Wild Prairie Rose

Ohio

Scarlet Carnation

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Rose

Oklahoma
(Floral Emblem)

Mistletoe

Oklahoma (Wildflower)

Indian Blanket

Oregon

Oregon grape

Pennsylvania

Mountain Laurel

Rhode Island

Violet

South Carolina

Yellow Jessamine

South Dakota

Pasque flower

Tennessee

Iris

Texas

Bluebonnet

Utah

Sego lily

Vermont

Red Clover

Virginia

American Dogwood

Washington

Coast Rhododendron

West Virginia

Rhododendron

Wisconsin

Wood Violet

Wyoming

Indian Paintbrush

 
Victoria’s Flower Dictionary in “The Language of Flowers” Novel PDF Print E-mail
Flower & Plant Information and Photos - Meanings of Flowers

Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s novel “The Language of Flowers”

Hardcover version

Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Paperback version

Vanessa Diffenbaugh's novel "The Language of Flowers" tells the story of Victoria, a young woman from the foster-care system who uses the Victorian language of flowers to communicate with others and make sense of her troubled past.

Diffenbaugh created Victoria's Flower Dictionary by reviewing several dictionaries - "The Flower Vase" by Miss S. C. Edgarton, "Language of Flowers" by Kate Greenaway, "The Language and Sentiment of Flowers" by James D. McCabe, and "Flora's Lexicon" by Catharine H. Waterman - and scanning the meanings, selecting the definition that occurred most often or she liked the best.

 


Flower Meanings

Alstroemeria = Aspiring

Alstroemeria Flowers

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