Wildflowers & Their Significance

Flowers that represent love and memory that you can use to convey messages to your loved ones.  Flowers have their own unique language, which was popularized during the Victorian era — from 1837 to 1901. This language of flowers was used to share hidden messages through floral gifts. Learn which flowers to use:

Love: Use Baby’s Breath which signifies everlasting love, Daffodils are used to send messages of true and total romantic love, while daisies convey a sense of loyalty in love. Gloxinias mean love at first sight and a bouquet of withered flowers means love rejected (we don’t want to send too many of those in our lives).

Memory: There are quite a few flowers that signify memories such as Periwinkle and myrtle flowers which send a messages of sweet, pleasant memories or lilac which signifies just memories of any kind. Zinnias are planted in memory of an absent friend.

Memory and Love: There is only one flower in this category and it is the beautiful Forget-me-not. The flower means true love and memories when given to another. Forget-me-not packets are also a good source for many different types of occasions and eco-friendly.

So, at any time you can express your love and memories with wildflowers not just on Valentine’s Day. A new popular trend in wildflower gardening is to create a  ’garden of love’ or a ’garden of memories’. Here’s a larger list of ‘meanings’ we borrowed from the The Old Farmer’s Almanac ,America’s oldest continuously published periodical. Enjoy!

Aloe: Healing, protection, affection
Angelica: Inspiration
Arborvitae: Unchanging friendship
Bachelor’s button: Single blessedness
Basil: Good wishes
Bay: Glory
Black-eyed Susan: Justice
Carnation: Alas for my poor heart
Chamomile: Patience
Chives: Usefulness
Chrysanthemum: Cheerfulness
Clover, white: Think of me
Coriander: Hidden worth
Cumin: Fidelity
Crocus, spring: Youthful gladness
Daffodil: Regard
Daisy: Innocence, hope
Dill: Powerful against evil
Edelweiss: Courage, devotion
Fennel: Flattery
Fern: Sincerity
Forget-me-not: Forget-me-not
Geranium, oak-leaved: True friendship
Goldenrod: Encouragement
Heliotrope: Eternal love
Holly: Hope
Hollyhock: Ambition
Honeysuckle: Bonds of love
Horehound: Health
Hyacinth: Constancy of love, fertility
Hyssop: Sacrifice, cleanliness
Iris: A message
Ivy: Friendship, continuity
Jasmine, white: Sweet love
Lady’s-mantle: Comfort
Lavender: Devotion, virtue
Lemon balm: Sympathy
Lilac: Joy of youth
Lily-of-the-valley: Sweetness
Marjoram: Joy and happiness
Mint: Virtue
Morning glory: Affection
Myrtle: The emblem of marriage, true love
Nasturtium: Patriotism
Oak: Strength
Oregano: Substance
Pansy: Thoughts
Parsley: Festivity
Pine: Humility
Poppy, red: Consolation
Rose, red: Love, desire
Rosemary: Remembrance
Rue: Grace, clear vision
Sage: Wisdom, immortality
Salvia, blue: I think of you
Salvia, red: Forever mine
Savory: Spice, interest
Sorrel: Affection
Southernwood: Constancy, jest
Sweet pea: Pleasures
Sweet William: Gallantry
Sweet woodruff: Humility
Tansy: Hostile thoughts
Tarragon: Lasting interest
Thyme: Courage, strength
Tulip, red: Declaration of love
Valerian: Readiness
Violet: Loyalty, devotion, faithfulness
Willow: Sadness
Yarrow: Everlasting love
Zinnia: Thoughts of absent friends



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