Lovingly's Guide to 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!

Hydrangea

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

Hyacinth

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

Peony

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

Gladiolus

Gladiolus Gladiolus oppositiflorus The gladiolus: a beautiful, proud, tall drink of water. We commonly recognize…

Orchid

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

Poppy

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

Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland Moluccella laevis Despite their namesake, these regal bell-shaped greens actually hail from…

Waxflower

Waxflower Chamelaucium Uncinatum Waxflowers come as the perfect mix of sugar and spice, with their…

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!

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.

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.

Forget Me Nots

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

Rose

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

Carnation

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

Iris

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

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.

Delphinium

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

Calla Lily

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

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.

Baby’s Breath

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

Gardenia

Gardenias are beloved for their unique fragrance and distinct, creamy-white flowers and leathery green leaves.
White Tulips on black background

Tulip

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

Dahlia

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