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!


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


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


Anemone Anemonastrum No, not the one under the sea! We prefer the one in the…


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


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!


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

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

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise Strelitzia Truly one of the most unique, exotic blooms out there! Bird…

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta No, not the Black-Eyed Peas! We’re talking about the Black-Eyed…

Calla Lily

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


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


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


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


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


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


Daisy Bellis perennis Who doesn’t love daisies? These beautiful sunny blooms are classy, simple, and…


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


Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus Whether you like them in the form of your favorite oil pouring…

Flowering Dogwood

Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida We all get that little tingle of excitement as we start…

Forget Me Nots

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


Freesia Freesia corymbosa The sweet smell of spring! These blooms may be dainty, but don’t…


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

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy Gerbera jamesonii They’re sleek; they’re elegant, they’re big, bright, and fabulous.  We’re talking…


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

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 Hibiscus rosa-sinensis The ultimate tropical bloom! Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in…


Holly Llex aquifolium Have a holly jolly Christmas! With it’s shiny, prickly leaves and bright…


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


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

Hypericum Berries

Hypericum Berries Hypericum androsaemum Hypericum, otherwise known as the gift that keeps on giving. Why?…


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


Larkspur Delphinium consolida Larkspur is a member of the Ranunculaceae family and is native to…


Lavender Lavandula ​A part of the mint family, the perfumy bloom we all know and…


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


Lisianthus Eustoma Sometimes the simplest of things can become the most elegant… “Wildflowers adapt and…


Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora No, we’re not talking about Steel Magnolias, unfortunately. But we are talking…


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

Mountain Laurel

Mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia The mountain laurel is a stunning evergreen shrub of the Ericaceae…


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


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


Poinsettia Euphorbia pulcherrima The ultimate holiday plant – Poinsettia in the house!  Known for its…


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

Prickly Wild Rose

Prickly Wild Rose Rosa acicularis The prickly wild rose, often identified by their light pink…


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


Ranunculus Ranunculus acris Arguably, one of the most beautiful blooms around—the ranunculus is a wedding-season…


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


Shamrock Trifolium dubium Known for its Irish roots, there’s no doubt you’ll see shamrocks everywhere…


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


Solidago Astereae A popular filler flower in floral arrangements, solidago is so much more than…

Spider Mum

Spider Mum Chrysanthemum morifolium A funky member of the chrysanthemum family, spider mums are known…


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


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


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

Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis Predominantly found in the southwestern parts of the United States, allow…
White Tulips on black background


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


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


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


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 Zinnia elegans One of the most lively and cheerful flowers you could have in…
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