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Flower Meanings

Communicating with flowers became the height of fashion under Queen Victoria, when nineteenth century publishers produced dozens of dictionaries explaining "floriography" as "The Language of Flowers". Lovers used the guidebooks to gather nosegays, bouquets and Tussie Mussies to give as gifts.  

Acacia: Friendship
Agapanthus:
Secret Love
Alstroemeria:
Devotion
Amaryllis:
Pride, Timidity, Splendid Beauty
Anemone:
Expectations
Aster:
Elegance and Love
Azalea:
First Love, Temperance
Baby's Breath:
Innocence
Bachelor Button:
Hope
Begonia:
A fanciful nature
Bells of Ireland:
Good Luck
Bouvardia:
Enthusiasm
Buttercup:
Childishness
Calla Lily:
Magnificent Beauty
Camellia-red:
Unpretending excellence
Camellia-white:
Perfected loveliness
Carnation-red:
Alas poor heart
Carnation-pink:
I'll never forget you
Carnation-purple:
Capriciousness
Carnation-stripped:
Sorry I can't be with you
Carnation-white:
Innocence
Carnation-yellow:
Disdain
Chrysanthemum-red:
Love
Chrysanthemum-white:
Truth
Chrysanthemum-yellow:
Slighted love
Crocus: Youthful gladness
Daffodil: Regard, You are the only one
Dahlia:
Dignity and Elegance
Daisy:
Gentleness, Innocence, Loyalty and Romance
Dandelion:
Rustic Oracle
Delphinium:
Flights of Fancy, Ardent Attachment
Fern: Fascination
Forget Me Not: Faithful Love, Undying Hope, Memory, Do Not Forget
Freesia:
Innocence
Galax:
Encouragement
Gardenia:
Purity and Sweet Love
Gladiolus:
Strength of character
Heather:
Admiration and Beauty
Hibiscus:
Delicate Beauty
Huckleberry:
Faith
Hyacinth:
Playful Joy
Iris:
Faith, Wisdom, Valor and Promise
Ivy:
Wedded Love, Fidelity, Friendship and Affection
Jasmine:
Amiability
Jonquil:
Affection Returned
Larkspur:
An open Heart
Lavender:
Loyalty
Lemon Leaves:
Everlasting Love
Lilac-purple:
First Emotion of Love
Lilac-white:
Youthful innocence
Lily-orange:
Wealth
Lily-white:
Sweetness
Lily-yellow: Gaiety, walking on air
Lily of the Valley:
Humility, Sweetness, Return of Happiness
Lotus Flower: Estranged love
Magnolia:
Love of Nature
Marigold:
Grief
Morning Glory:
Affection
Mum: Hope
Myrtle:
Home, love
Narcissus:
Egotism
Orange Blossom: Innocence, Eternal Love, Marriage and Fruitfulness
Orchid: Love, Beauty and Magnificence
Pansy: Thoughtful Reflection
Peony: Happy Marriage and Prosperity
Primrose: Young Love
Ranunculus:
Radiant, Charming

Rose, Pink:
Perfect Happiness
Rose, White:
Charm and Innocence
Rose, Red:
Love and Desire 
Rose-single red:
I Love You
Rose-Burgundy:
Unconscious love
Rose, white and red:
Unity
Rose, Orange:
Passion
Rose, Yellow:
Joy and Gladness
Rosebud:
Beauty and youth
Rosemary:
Remembrance
Snapdragon:
Presumption
Solidago: Success
Star of Bethlehem:
Purity
Statice:
Remembrance
Stephanotis:
Marital Happiness
Stock:
Lasting Beauty
Sunflowers:
Pride
Sweet Pea:
Blissful Pleasure
Tiger Lily:
Prosperity
Tuberose:
Dangerous Pleasure
Tulip:
Love and Passion
Tulip-red:
Declaration of love
Violet:
Faithfulness
Wax Flower:
Riches
Wisteria: Welcome
Yarrow:
Healing