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Meanings of Flowers

Flowers have had meanings and symbolism attached to them for centuries. Many flowers have been associated with very specific emotions and feelings with the rose being most notable with its' association with love and romance.

Over the years many of the meanings that have been traditionally associated with specific flowers have been forgotten but here's our list of flowers with the meaning associated with them.

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Flower Meanings
Alstroemeria Riches and prosperity
Amaryllis Lustrous and radiant beauty
Anemone Waiting expectantly and sometimes a sense of despair
Aster Patience
Bird of Paradise Exultant joy / Magnificence
Flower Meanings
Calla Lily Grandeur and beauty - Innocence and Purity
Carnation Pride, admiration and beauty
Chrysanthemum Faithfulness - Hopefulness - Happiness and longevity
Daffodil Regeneration - Joy and happiness
Daisy Virginity and chasteness - Purity of virtue
Freesia Innocence and caring
Gardenia Secret and hidden love - The receiver is lovely
Gladiolus Flower of the gladiators - Strength, fidelity and honour
Heather Remoteness - Beauty - Esteem
Hydrangea Emotions of the heart - Gratefulness - Heartlessness
Iris Gracefulness
Lilac Exuberance of youth
Lily Classical beauty and purity, virginity - Demureness
Orchid Exotic beauty - Exultant and proud womanhood
Rose Love and romance
Stock Resilient beauty and contentment
Sunflower Purity of thought - Clear conscience - Committed love

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