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What's in a Rose?: The Language of Flowers

Amy Reid - 700 Club Producer

CBN.com

ACACIA - Concealed Love, Beauty in Retirement, Chaste Love
ALOE  Grief
ALLSPICE  - Compassion
AMARANTH, GLOBE- Unfading love
AMBROSIA - Your Love is Reciprocated
AMARYLLIS - Pride, Pastoral Poetry
ANEMONE - Forsaken
ANGELICA- Inspiration
ANISEED  Restoration of Youth
APPLE BLOSSOM- Preference
ARBUTUS - Thee Only Do I Love
ASTER - Symbol of Love, Daintiness
AZALEA - Take Care of Yourself for Me, Temperance, Fragile Passion, Chinese Symbol of Womanhood
BABY'S BREATH – (GYPSOPHILIA)  Everlasting Love, Happiness, Pure in Heart
BACHELOR BUTTON - Single Blessedness
BALM- Sympathy
BASIL - Best Wishes, Love
BAY LEAF - Strength

BEGONIA - Beware

BELLS OF IRELAND - Good Luck
BIRD OF PARADISE – Magnificence
BITTERSWEET - Truth
BLUEBELL - Humility; constancy
BORAGE - Courage
BOUQUET OF WITHERED FLOWERS - Rejected love
BURNET - A merry heart
BUTTERCUP - Cheerfulness
 

CACTUS - Endurance
CALENDULA - Joy
CAMELLIA (PINK) - Longing for you
CAMELLIA (RED) - You're a Flame in My Heart
CAMELLIA (WHITE) - You're Adorable
CANDYTUFT - Indifference

CARNATION (GENERAL) - Fascination, Woman Love, Bonds of affection; health and energy

CARNATION (PINK) - I'll Never Forget You
CARNATION (RED) - My Heart Aches For You, Admiration, Alas my poor heart
CARNATION (PURPLE) – Capriciousness, whimsical; changeable
CARNATION (SOLID COLOR) - Yes
CARNATION (STRIPED) - No, Refusal, Sorry I Can't Be With You, Wish I Could Be With You
CARNATION (WHITE) - Sweet and Lovely, Innocence, Pure Love, Woman's Good Luck Gift
CARNATION (YELLOW) - You Have Disappointed Me, Rejection, Disdain
CATTAIL - Peace, Prosperity
CHAMOMILE – Patience, attracts wealth
CHRYSANTHEMUM (GENERAL) -  You're a Wonderful Friend, Cheerfulness and Rest.
CHRYSANTHEMUM (WHITE) - Truth
CHRYSANTHEMUM (YELLOW) - Slighted Love
CHRYSANTHEMUM (RED) – I Love
CLEMATIS- Beautiful Mind
CLOVER--  Good Luck
CLOVER (WHITE)—Think of Me
COCKSCOMB-  Singularity
COLUMBINE--Folly
COLUMBINE ( PURPLE)—Resolution
COREOPSIS—Always cheerful
CORIANDER-- Lust
COWSLIP- Pensiveness, Winning Grace
CROCUS – Cheerfulness, Youthful gladness, Abuse not
CYCLAMEN - Resignation and Good-bye--Diffidence
DAFFODIL - Regard, Unrequited Love, You're the Only One, The Sun is Always Shining when I'm with You
DAHLIA—Good taste
DAISY - Innocence, Loyal Love, I'll Never Tell, Purity
DANDELION - Faithfulness, Happiness, Wishes Come True
DELPHINIUM--  Airy, Heavenly
DOGWOOD—Durability

EUCALYPTUS--  Protection

FENNEL - Worthy of all praise
FERN - Magic, Fascination, Confidence and Shelter, Sincerity
MAIDENHAIR FERN--  Secret bond of love

FIR - Time
FLAX - Domestic Symbol, Fate
FORGET-ME-NOT - True Love, Remember Me
FORSYTHIA - Anticipation
FOXGLOVE—Insincerity

GARDEN CHERVIL-- Sincerity
GARDENIA - You're Lovely, Secret Love
GARLIC- Courage; strength
GARLAND OF ROSES - Reward of virtue
GERANIUM, ROSE-SCENTED – Preference
GERANIUM, SCARLET- Comforting
GILLIFLOWER—Lasting Beauty 
GLADIOLI - Give Me a Break, I'm Really Sincere, Flower of the Gladiators, Strength of Character
GLOXINIA - Love at First Sight, A proud spirit
GRASS - Submission; utility

HEATHER (LAVENDER) - Admiration, Solitude
HEATHER (WHITE) - Protection, Wishes Will Come True
HELIOTROPE—Devotion
HIBISCUS—Delicate beauty
HOLLY - Defense, Domestic Happiness

HOLLYHOCK--Ambition

HONEYSUCKLE—Devoted Affection
HYACINTH (GENERAL) - Games and Sports, Play, Rashness, Flower Dedicated to Apollo
HYACINTH (BLUE) - Constancy
HYACINTH (PURPLE) - I am Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Sorrow
HYACINTH (RED OR PINK) - Play
HYACINTH (WHITE) - Loveliness, I'll Pray for You
HYACINTH (YELLOW) - Jealousy
HYDRANGEA - Thank You for Understanding, Frigidity, Heartlessness
HYSSOP--Cleanliness

IRIS - Fleur-de-lis, Emblem of France, Your Friendship Means so Much to Me, Faith, Hope, Wisdom and Valor, My Compliments, Message
IVY - Wedded Love, Fidelity, Friendship, Affection

JACOB’S LADDER— Come down
JASMINE, WHITE—Amiability
JASMINE, YELLOW—Grace and elegance
JONQUIL - Love Me, Affection Returned, Desire, Sympathy, Desire for Affection Returned

LADY’S SLIPPER— Capricious beauty
LANTANA—Rigour
LARKSPUR—Lightness, Levity
LARKSPUR (PINK) – Fickleness
LAUREL—Glory
LAVENDER--Distrust
LILY (WHITE) - Virginity, Purity, Majesty, It's Heavenly to be with You
LILY (YELLOW) - I'm Walking on Air, False and Gay
LILY (CALLA) – Beauty
LILY (DAY) - Coquetry, Chinese Emblem for Mother
LILY (EUCHARIS) - Maiden Charms
LILY (TIGER) - Wealth, Pride
LILY OF THE VALLEY - Sweetness, Purity, Tears of the Virgin Mary, Return to Happiness, Humility, You've Made My Life Complete
LOVE-IN-A-MIST--Perplexity
LUPINE--Voraciousness

MAGNOLIA – Nobility, Love of Nature
MARJORAM--Blushes
MARIGOLD - Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy
MISTLETOE - Kiss me, Affection, To Surmount Difficulties, Sacred Plant of India
MONKSHOOD - Beware, A Deadly Foe is Near
MOSS - Maternal Love, Charity
MYRTLE - Love, Hebrew Emblem of Marriage

NARCISSUS - Egotism, Formality, Stay as Sweet as You Are
NASTURTIUM - Conquest, Victory in Battle

OLEANDER - Caution
ORANGE BLOSSOM - Innocence, Eternal Love, Marriage and Fruitfulness
ORANGE MOCK - Deceit
ORCHID - Love, Beauty, Refinement, Beautiful Lady, Chinese Symbol for Many Children
ORCHID (CATTLEYA) - Mature Charm

PALM LEAVES - Victory and Success
PANSY—Thinking of you,
PARSLEY-- Festivity
PEONY - Bashfulness, Happy Life, Happy Marriage
PEPPERMINT—Warmth of Feeling
PERIWINKLE, BLUE—Early Friendship
PERIWINKLE, WHITE—Pleasant memories
PETUNIA - Your Presence Soothes Me, Never despair
PHLOX—Unanimity
PINE - Hope, Pity
PINK-Boldness
POLYANTHUS—Pride of Riches
POPPY (GENERAL) - Eternal Sleep, Oblivion, Imagination
POPPY (RED) – Pleasure, Consolation
POPPY (WHITE) - Consolation
POPPY (YELLOW) - Wealth, Success
PRIMROSE - I Can't Live Without You, Early Youth
PRIMROSE (EVENING) - Inconstancy

QUINCE—Temptation

RANUNCULUS—You are Radiant with Charms
ROSE (BRIDAL) - Happy Love
ROSE (CHINA)—Beauty always new
ROSE (DARK CRIMSON) – Love Triumphant
ROSE (HIBISCUS) - Delicate Beauty
ROSE (Lavender)—Love at First Sight
ROSE (LEAF) - You May Hope
ROSE (LIGHT PINK) Admiration
ROSE (PINK) - Perfect Happiness, Please Believe Me
ROSE (DARK PINK)—Gratitude
ROSE (PEACH)--  Appreciation, Gratitude, Modesty
ROSE (RED) - Love, I Love You
ROSE (Red And Yellow)- Happiness
ROSE (TEA) - I'll Remember Always
ROSE (THORNLESS) - Love at First Sight
ROSE (WHITE) - Innocence and Purity, I am Worthy of You, You're Heavenly, Secrecy and Silence
ROSE (WHITE AND RED MIXED OR WHITE WITH RED EDGES) - Unity, Flower Emblem of England
ROSE (WHITE-DRIED) - Death is Preferable to Loss of Virtue
ROSE (WHITE and YELLOW)   Harmony
ROSE (YELLOW) - Decrease of Love, Jealousy, Try to Care (traditional meanings);  New Meaning is Joy, Gladness, Freedom, Friendship
ROSE (CORAL OR ORANGE)  Desire, Enthusiasm
ROSEBUD - Beauty and Youth, A Heart Innocent of Love
ROSEBUD (RED) - Pure and Lovely
ROSEBUD (WHITE) - Girlhood
ROSEBUD (MOSS) - Confessions of Love
ROSES (Bouquet of Mature Blooms) - Gratitude
ROSES (Single Full Bloom) - I Love You, I Still Love You
ROSEMARY--Remembrance

SALVIA, BLUE—I think of You
SALVIA, RED—Forever Thine
SCILLA, BLUE—Forgive and Forget
SMILAX - Loveliness
SNAPDRAGON - Deception, No 
SORREL—Affection
SPEARMINT—Warmth of Sentiment
SPIDER FLOWER - Elope with Me
STEPHANOTIS - Happiness in Marriage, Desire to Travel
STOCK - Bonds of Affection, Promptness, You'll Always Be Beautiful to Me, Lasting Beauty
SUNFLOWER, DWARF—Adoration
SWEET BASIL—Good Wishes
SWEET BRIAR--Simplicity
SWEETPEA - Good-bye, Departure, Blissful Pleasure, Thank You for a Lovely Time, Lasting Pleasures
SWEET WILLIAM—Gallantry
SYRINGA—Memory

THYME—Activity
TRILLIUM—Modest Beauty
TRUMPET FLOWER—Fame
TUBEROSE—Dangerous Pleasures
TULIP (GENERAL) - Perfect Lover, Frame, Flower Emblem of Holland
TULIP (RED) - Believe Me, Declaration of Love
TULIP (VARIEGATED) - Beautiful Eyes
TULIP (YELLOW) - There's Sunshine in Your Smile (old meaning is hopeless love)

VERBENA, WHITE—Pure and Guileless

VERONICA--Fidelity
VIOLET - Modesty
VIOLET (BLUE) - Watchfulness, Faithfulness, I'll Always Be True
VIOLET (WHITE) - Let's Take a Chance

WALLFLOWER—Fidelity in Adversity
WISTERIA—I Cling to Thee, Welcome
WOODBINE—Fraternal Love

ZINNIA (MAGENTA) - Lasting Affection
ZINNIA (MIXED) - Thinking (or In Memory) of an Absent Friend
ZINNIA (SCARLET) - Constancy
ZINNIA (WHITE) - Goodness
ZINNIA (YELLOW) - Daily Remembrance

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