For centuries, gardeners, poets, and lovers have assigned meaning to flowers. Following are some of the most popular blooms and their romantic meanings.
Ambrosia = reciprocal love
Pink carnation = I will never forget you
Red chrysanthemum = I love you
Daffodil = Unrequited love
Daisy = innocence and loyalty
Forget-me-not = true love
Gardenia = secret love
Calla lily = beauty
Lily-of-the-valley = sweetness
White lily = purity
Narcissus = stay as sweet as you are
Orange blossom = eternal love
Orchid = love and beauty
Primrose = I can't live without you
Red tulip = declaration of love
Stephanotis = happiness in marriage
Yellow tulip = sunshine in your smile
Blue violet = I'll be true
Viscaria = let's dance
Magenta zinnia = lasting affection
Roses Are for Lovers
Roses are in a category by themselves. Giving them is the quintessential romantic gesture, although you may be surprised to learn that not all roses mean love. Some represent other emotions: dark crimson roses are for times of mourning and yellow roses speak of jealousy and waning love!
Most roses signify love.
Single full-bloom rose = I love you
Hibiscus rose = delicate beauty
Pink roses = perfect happiness
Red rosebud = pure and lovely
Tea rose = I will remember you always
White roses = innocence and purity
Red roses = love
Thorn less rose = love at first sight"