Flower language

Flower language

Different flower types have a different message. Discover their hidden language on this page. Even more than words, flowers can be the delicate messenger of our feelings or intentions. Everyone knows that a red rose is the flower you send to a loved one. Similar, all other flowers carry a hidden meaning as well. Everything depends on what you read between the lines!

Hereunder is a list fo the most important flower you need to know the meaning of:

Arum: listen to your soul

Listen to your soull

Chrysant: einde van een liefdesverhaal

Einde van een liefdesverhaal

Dahlia: Thankfulness, gratitude

Thankfulness, gratitude

Lavender: Fairness and tenderness

Fairness and tenderness

Hydrangea: Let me hope

Let me hope

Hyacinth: Sweetness, softness.

Sweetness, softness.

Lily: purity


Narcissus: Selfishness, indifference

Selfishness, indifference

Carnation: freedom


Orchid: Fervor, refinement

Fervor, refinement

Peony: Sincerity


Ranunculus: Seduction, charm, bewitchment.

Seduction, charm, bewitchment.

Red rose: passionate love
Red rose

Passionate love

Sunflower: arrogance and pride

Arrogance and pride

Tulip: Love declaration, sincerity

Love declaration, sincerity

And ther eis even more...:

    There are of course a larger number of flowers. Here is another longer selection of flowers with their meaning

  • Anemone: Do not abandon me
  • Amaryllis: Pride
  • Hawthorn: hope
  • Azalea: sincere and shy love
  • Begonia: Cordial friendship.
  • Cornflower: Faithfulness
  • Camellia: Constancy and admiration.
  • Capuchin: Ardor
  • Honeysuckle: Friendship links
  • Delphinium: Unfaithfulness
  • Wild rose: Happiness flies too fast
  • Geranium: I'm delighted by your presence.
  • Gardenia: Sincerity.
  • Iris: Good news.
  • Jasmin: Attention.
  • Marguerite: Shy love.
  • Mimosa: Security, platonic love.
  • Lily of the valley: return of happiness.
  • Forget-me-not: Faithfulness.
  • Orange tree: Virginity, purity
  • Nettle: Cruelty, nastiness.
  • Daisy: You are beautiful, affection.
  • Poppy: Dream, sleep.
  • Violet: Delicate charm, humility.
Make someone happy with beautiful flowers

Where does the flower language come from?

Where does the flower language come from?

The 'language of flowers' is old... very old! The concept was introduced in the 18th century by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu who left for Turkey in 1716 with her husband. In Turkey people were very interested in flowers (especially the tulip was very popular!) and their meanings. In her letters to England Mary wrote about what she learned in Turkey about the 'language of flowers'. This language became very popular in the 19th century under the impulse of Queen Victoria. There were even books about it! So when you got a bouquet of flowers at that time, there was undoubtedly a deeper meaning behind it. .