~*Flowers & Their Meanings*~


This, following was taken from an old book called YOUNG'S DEMONSTRATIVE TRANSLATION OF SCIENTIFIC SECRETS;OR A COLLECTION OF ABOVE 500 USEFUL RECEIPTS ON A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS (1861) "THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS".

What each flower signifies, when sent to a friend or lover:

Almond, flowering - Concealed love.

Althea, Frutex - I am deeply in love.

Amaranth - Immortality, or piety.

Anemone - Fading hope.

Arbor-Vitae - Unchanging friendship.

Auricula, Scarlet - Pride. You are proud.

Bachelor's button - Hope in love.

Balm - I long for your society.

Balsamine - Impatience; or, pray come.

Bay Leaf - I change but in dying.

Box - I believe in your constancy.

Buttercup - Riches. You are rich.

Calla Lilly - Magnificent beauty.

Carnation - Pride and Beauty.

Camelia - Surpassing excellence.

Cedar - Think of me.

China Aster - Caprice.

Cypress - Despair, and without hope.

Dahlia - Dignity - I will sustain it.

Daisy - Youthful beauty.

Dandelion - Coquetry, I accuse you of.

Eglantine - I wound to heal.

Forget-me-not - True love for ever.

Fox-glove - Insincerity. You are false.

Geranium - Gentility and elegance.

Gilly-Flower - Thou art fair.

Golden Rod - Encouragement. You will succeed.

Grass - Submission.

Heart's Ease - Love in idleness.

Heliotrope - Devotion. Let us pray for each other.

Hellebore - Calumny. You have listened.

Hollyhock - Ambition. I seek glory.

Honeysuckle - Dost thou love me ?

Houstonia - Content ever with thee.

Hyacinth, Purple - Sorrow. I am sad.

Hydrangea - Heartlessness.

Ivy - Wedded Love. We are happy.

Jasmine, White - I desire a return of my affection.


Larkspur - Haughtiness.

Laurel - Ambition. I will win.

Laurustinus - A token. Pray remember.

Lavender - Acknowledgment.

Lilac - Fastidiousness.

Lily, White - Purity and beauty.

Magnolia - You are beautiful.

Marigold - Jealousy, I have cause.

Mignionette - I live for thee.

Moss - Patience, or pray wait.

Oak-Leaf - Courage. I will endure.

Passion-Flower - Piety. Trust in God.

Periwinkle - Memory. Never forget.

Pink - Household love. I am at home.

Poppy - Forgetfulness.

Primrose - Neglected merit.

Rose - Love, or I love you.

Rue - Disdain. Go: never return.

Saffron - Marriage - when ?


Snow-drop - Faithful in adversity.

Thyme - Thriftiness. I am diligent.

Tulip - Beautiful eyes. Look on me.

Violet - I dream of thee.

Willow - Forsaken - never more.

Wheat - Prosperity - I wish thee.

Yew - Penitence. I am sorry.



~*Want To Learn More?*~

Check out these great books!

~*The Language of Flowers: A Beginner's Guide - By K. Arcarti*~

*~Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants, and Trees - by E & J Lehner*~

~*The Meaning of Flowers - by A. Field*~




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