The Meaning of Flowers

What does a flower mean? Historically, people have given specific meanings to certain types of flowers. Today, with so many flower choices, there are no rules - it's the sentiment that gives the gift its meaning. Most people assign their own personal meanings, a flower or color that might remind them of a special event or moment in their lives.

For those interested in the historical meanings of flowers, the list below has been compiled by the Society of American Florists from a variety of sources.