Flowers That Mean Love: Your Online Glossary of Floral Definitions

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When you are picking out the flowers to send to your Valentine this year, you may want to stop and take a look at what those flowers are actually saying. While the flowers don’t actually talk, each flower has a meaning attached to it. Throughout the centuries lovers and others (like warring families or kingdoms) have used the language of flowers to convey a message. Sending the right flowers to the one you love just might make their Valentine’s Day all the sweeter. However, sending the wrong flowers just might be sending the wrong message. Here are the flowers that mean love-

  • Anemone: Used for a love that is forsaken.
  • Anthuruim: Used to tell someone that you want to be lovers.
  • Arbutus: Used to denote commitment to the one you love.
  • Astilbe: Used to let the one you love know that you will wait for them.
  • Azalea-This fragrant flower is the symbol of womanhood in China. It is used to denote love, romance, and a fragile passion.
  • Bugle: This is sent as a sign of platonic love.
  • Butterfly Weed: This flower is sent to let a lover know that it is time for the other to be released.
  • Carnation: This flower is sent to denote a divine love and is also the birth flower for January.
  • Carnation, Pink: This flower is sent to show a mother she is loved.
  • Carnation, Red:  This flower is sent when one longs for another.
  • Carnation, Striped: This flower is sent as a refusal of love.
  • Carnation, White: This flower is the sign of pure love.
  • Chrysanthemum, Red: This flower is sent to say I love you.
  • Chrysanthemum, White: This flower means a loyal love.
  • Chrysanthemum, Yellow: This flower means a love that has been slighted.
  • Daffodil: This flower is the sign of unrequited love. It is also associated with the tenth wedding anniversary, and is the birth flower for March.
  • Daisy: This flower is sent as a sign of loyal love, or love that conquers all. It is also associated with the fifth wedding anniversary.
  • Gloxina: This flower is sent to show love at first sight.
  • Hazel: This is sent to ask for reconciliation with someone you love.
  • Honeysuckle: This flower is sent to show the bonds of love.
  • Ivy: This flower is sent for wedded love and affection.
  • Jasmine: This flower is sent to show a sexual love.
  • Jonquil: This flower is sent to ask another to love you.
  • Lemon Blossoms: This flower is sent as a symbol of a faithful love.
  • Lily, Orange: This flower is sent to show the one you love that you burn for them.
  • Lotus Blossom: This flower is the symbol of an estranged love.
  • Morning Glory: This flower means I love you with deep affection. It is also associated with the eleventh wedding anniversary.
  • Moss: This flower shows maternal love.
  • Myrtle: This is the Hebrew emblem of marriage and means true love.
  • Orchid: This flower symbolizes a rare love and is associated with the 28th wedding anniversary.
  • Plum Tree: This is given to show fidelity.
  • Primrose: This flower is sent to show that you cannot live without the one you love.
  • Primrose, Evening: This flower is sent to show a happy love.
  • Rose: Perhaps the most widely given flower, this flower is the ultimate symbol of love. It has been a symbol of love since ancient times, and is associated with the 15th wedding anniversary. It is also known as the birth flower of June.


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