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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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Twelve red roses Dunmore East florist special lily arrangement
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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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