The Language of Flowers
YELLOW CHRYSANTHEMUM: If you want to convey the joy a loved one gives you in your life, the yellow chrysanthemum symbolizes cheerfulness, optimism, health, and mirth.
GRAPE HYACINTH: Feeling playful? This plant's dancing, grape-like flowers have traditionally conveyed sentiments of kindliness, games, and sport.
PEACH GERANIUM: Don't be fooled by this flower's small, delicate appearance. According to the language of flowers, the geranium signifies "You are childish!"
WHITE ELDERBERRY: Elderberry's small, clustered flowers are perfect for framing the center of a posy. They signify kindness, compassion, and zeal.
PINK GERBERA DAISY: A pink gerbera daisy conveys vulnerability and a desire for friendship and protection.
RED TULIP: Like its popular Valentine's Day counterpart the red rose, a red tulip symbolizes ardent love and deep passion.
POPLAR TULIPS: If you want to send well wishes to a loved one who has retired from his or her job, the poplar tulip has traditionally conveyed this sentiment.
LAVENDER: The soothing fragrance of lavender is indicative of its symbolism in the language of flowers. It has been said to ease the tremblings and passions of the heart, and to symbolize luck, success, and happiness.
WHITE LILY: The lily is one of the many flowers adopted by the Catholic church. As such, it has become synonymous with purity, sovereignty, and fruitfulness.
ORANGE POPPY: The meaning of poppies is consistent with its portrayal in the Wizard of Oz—they are said to convey forgetfulness and sleep.
ENGLISH DAISY: The English Daisy is the embodiment of innocence and simplicity. It is an ideal addition to the Valentine's Day bouquet for a young love.