What is the Meaning Behind Flowers?

Did you know that every flower has its own meaning? Make sure you're saying exactly what you want to say with the help of Centennial Florist. We've compiled a guide that lists our most popular flowers and their meaning. If you still need some guidance finding the flowers that will perfectly suit your next special day or event, give us a call.


Acacia: Friendship

Agapanthus: Secret Love
Amaryllis: Pride, timidity, splendid beauty
Anemone: Forsaken
Aster: Afterthought
Azalea: First love, Temperance
Belles of Ireland: Good Luck
Bouvardia: Enthusiasm
Buttercup: Childishness
Caladium: Great joy and delight
Calla: Magnificent beauty
Camellia, Red: Unpretending excellence
Camelia, White: Perfect loveliness
Carnation, Deep Red: Alas! My poor heart grieves
Carnation, Pink: I'll never forget you
Carnation, Purple: Capriciousness
Carnation, Striped: Sorry I can't be with you
Carnation, White: Innocence
Carnation, Yellow: Disdain

Chrysanthemum, Red: Love
Chrysanthemum, White: Truth
Chrysanthemum, Yellow: Slighted love
Clover, four-leaf: Be mine
Crocus: Youthful gladness
Daffodil: Regard, You are the only one
Daisy: Purity, innocence
Day Lily: Coquetry
Dandelion: Rustic oracle
Dead leaves: Melancholy, sadness
Fern: Fascination.
Fleur-de-Lis: Flame: I burn
Forget-me-not: Forget me not!
Freesia: Innocence
Fuschia: Impeccable

Galax: Encouragement
Gardenia: You are lovely
Geranium, scarlet: Maybe next time
Gladiolus: Strength of character

Goldenrod: Take great care

Hyacinth, white: Sublime loveliness
Ivy: Fidelity
Lilac, Purple: First emotion of life
Lilac, White: Youthful innocence
Lily, Orange: Wealth
Lily, White: Sweetness
Lily, Yellow: Gaiety, walking on air
Lily of the Valley: Return of happiness
Lotus Flower: Estranged love
Magnolia: Love of nature
Marigold: Grief
Myrtle: Home, love
Narcissus: Egotism
Orange Blossom: Purity
Orchid: A belle
Pansy: Thinking of you

Peony: Bashfulness

Primrose: Wanderlust
Queen Anne's Lace: Haven
Rose, Burgundy: Unconscious love
Rose, Deep Red: Bashful
Rose, Pink: Perfect happiness
Rose, Red: Love
Rose, White: I am worthy of you
Rose, Yellow: Decrease of love, Jealousy
Rose, Red & White together: Unity
Snapdragon: Presumption
Statice: Remembrance
Stephanotis: Happiness in marriage
Stock: Lasting beauty
Tulip: Fame
Tulip, Red: Declaration of love
Wall-Flower: Fidelity in adversity
Wax Flower: Riches
Yarrow: Healing

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