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Flower Meanings

You’ve found the central location for the seemingly endless world of flowers! Our ever-increasing flower encyclopedia will give you every detail you’ve ever wanted to know about every flower growing under the sun. Learn flower histories, flower symbolism, when and how to give them as a gift, how to grow flowers, how to care for cut flowers, and lots more!

Allium

Often referred to as “Gladiator,” “Goliath,” and “Globemaster,” there’s no doubt in our minds that…

Alstroemeria

As a symbol of devotion, Peruvian lilies say to friends and loved ones that you’ll always be there for them and trust in your love and friendship.

Amaryllis

These big beautiful blooms may be a holiday favorite, but they’re actually derived from a…

Anemone

No, not the one under the sea! We prefer the one in the garden *wink…

Anthurium

Also known as laceleaf, anthurium is a stunning flowering pant of about 1,000 different species,…

Aster

A part of the daisy family, aster is an ancient bloom that has been around for thousands of years, and you better believe it's got a story to tell!

Astilbe

Commonly known as ‘False Goat’s Beard,’ Astilbe brings light and life to even the shadiest of corners. And don’t worry, there’s nothing false about this bold perennial wildflower!

Baby’s Breath

Baby’s breath is incredibly popular, and you can see it in almost every floral arrangement online and in floral shops.

Bells of Ireland

Despite their namesake, these regal bell-shaped greens actually hail from Turkey. So why Bells of…

Bird of Paradise

Truly one of the most unique, exotic blooms out there! Bird of paradise hails from…

Black Eyed Susan

No, not the Black-Eyed Peas! We’re talking about the Black-Eyed Susan! North America’s favorite flower…

Blue Passion Flower

This popular, unique tropical bloom is a species of flowering plant native to South America…

Calla Lily

If you’ve ever been to a wedding or a church on Easter, you’ve likely seen these elegant white flowers.

Carnation

Carnations symbolize fascination, love, and affection—with deep red being the most popular.

Celosia

Commonly known as cockscomb or silver cock’s comb, Celosia is a plant of tropical origin and is known for…

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums are the perfect fall flower with amazing shades of autumn and cold-resistance.

Daffodil

Daffodils aren’t just beautiful yellow beacons of spring, they’re easy to grow and great in bouquets.

Dahlia

Dahlias provide one of the most spectacular blooms in the flower kingdom. They come in countless sizes and colors.

Daisy

Who doesn’t love daisies? These beautiful sunny blooms are classy, simple, and the perfect flower…

Delphinium

Delphiniums spread quickly and have a wonderful meadow smell. They grow in big clusters.

Eucalyptus

Whether you like them in the form of your favorite oil pouring out of a…

Flowering Dogwood

We all get that little tingle of excitement as we start to see the budding…

Forget Me Nots

As a symbol of eternal love and devotion, forget me nots are beautiful, delicate flowers that brighten any day.

Freesia

The sweet smell of spring! These blooms may be dainty, but don’t let that fool…

Gardenia

Gardenias are beloved for their unique fragrance and distinct, creamy-white flowers and leathery green leaves.

Gerbera Daisy

They’re sleek; they’re elegant, they’re big, bright, and fabulous.  We’re talking about gerbera daisies.  “Daisies,…

Gladiolus

The gladiolus: a beautiful, proud, tall drink of water. We commonly recognize glads by their…

Great White Trillium

Although trilliums are quite the stunning wild beauty, they are a little smelly. If you ever find yourself hiking your way through the Pacific Northwest, be sure to keep your eyes and nose) peeled!

Hibiscus

The ultimate tropical bloom! Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family,…

Holly

Have a holly jolly Christmas! With it’s shiny, prickly leaves and bright red berries, holly…

Hyacinth

Ah, the sweet smelling loveliness of the hyacinth...

Hydrangea

No other flower resembles the beauty of bubbling globes of bursting color like a hydrangea does.

Hypericum Berries

Hypericum, otherwise known as the gift that keeps on giving. Why? After they’ve finished flowering,…

Iris

Irises are easy to grow, have tons of blooms, and keep coming up year after year!

Larkspur

Larkspur is a member of the Ranunculaceae family and is native to the Northern Hemisphere…

Lavender

​A part of the mint family, the perfumy bloom we all know and (hopefully) love,…

Lilac

Just when winter starts to feel like an endless Game of Thrones episode—boom!—suddenly the lilac blooms and you know that spring is here.

Lily

More than just a 30th Anniversary flower! “A lily or a rose never pretends, and…

Lily of the Valley

A personal favorite of Audrey Hepburn and featured in many royal weddings – this delicate…

Lisianthus

Sometimes the simplest of things can become the most elegant… “Wildflowers adapt and bloom wherever…

Lotus

The Nelumbo nucifera, also known as the sacred lotus, water lily, or just plain old…

Magnolia

No, we’re not talking about Steel Magnolias, unfortunately. But we are talking about one of…

Marigolds

Marigolds may be the birth month flower of October, but they’re soo much more than just our favorite fall annual!

Mountain Laurel

The mountain laurel is a stunning evergreen shrub of the Ericaceae – or heath family.…

Narcissus

Narcissus A symbol of faithfulness, good wishes, and respect, Paperwhite narcissus blooms in the winter,…

Orchid

As one of the oldest flowering plants and with over 200,000 different species, the history…

Peony

It’s plain to see the sheer beauty of the peony, and if you’ve ever gotten…

Poinsettia

The ultimate holiday plant – Poinsettia in the house!  Known for its classic red and…

Poppy

They’re stunning, they’re elegant, they’re vibrant and beautiful! With their endless colors, ease of growth,…

Prickly Wild Rose

The prickly wild rose, often identified by their light pink or white petals and prickly…

Protea

Native to Australia and South Africa, Protea are the epitome of unique and actually date…

Ranunculus

Arguably, one of the most beautiful blooms around—the ranunculus is a wedding-season favorite!  “Ranunculus. It’s…

Rose

Roses are red, violets are… actually roses aren’t just red. What flower is more iconic than a rose?

Shamrock

Known for its Irish roots, there’s no doubt you’ll see shamrocks everywhere when St. Patrick’s…

Snapdragon

Oh snap, we’re talking about Snapdragons!  “Season of woolen garments taken out of mothballs; of…

Solidago

A popular filler flower in floral arrangements, solidago is so much more than just a…

Spider Mum

A funky member of the chrysanthemum family, spider mums are known for their unique, spider-looking…

Statice

A part of the Limonium family, you’ll often see statice used in fresh and dried…

Stock

Stock is not just your average beautiful bloom! They’re also known as one of the…

Sunflower

What’s more joyful than a sunflower? Their huge, yellow-orange blooms tower over the garden, but they make up for stealing the show by providing seeds, feed, and pollen.

Texas Bluebonnet

Predominantly found in the southwestern parts of the United States, allow us to formally introduce…
White Tulips on black background

Tulip

Tulips are cozy, like snuggling up in your favorite blanket with a fire crackling and snow gently falling.

Violet

You’ve seen these tiny, but nevertheless lovely clusters of vibrancy, so there’s no need for…

Waxflower

Waxflowers come as the perfect mix of sugar and spice, with their sweet fragrant blooms…

Yucca

There's no doubt you've heard of the sweet (get it) phenomenon that is Agave Nectar. What's even sweeter? The Yucca plant is a beautifully unique member of the agave family, with over 40 different types of perennials growing throughout North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Zinnia

One of the most lively and cheerful flowers you could have in your garden, zinnia!…
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