What Are the Meaning of Flowers? (Infographic)

Sending flowers is a wonderful gesture that will brighten most anyone’s day. Whether it is for a special occasion or just a small act of kindness, bouquets and arrangements are a universal way to show you care. Although it is nice to get a beautiful bouquet, layering it with meaning can make the arrangement that much more impactful.

The association between flowers and symbolic meanings rose to popularity in the Victorian era. While most of us don’t have common knowledge of exactly what message flowers may be sending today, then it would be a big faux pas to send a yellow carnation,the equivalent of expressing disdain towards a suitor, instead of a red rose. The meanings of many of the flowers isn’t quite the same today, especially considering aloe might have been a sign of bitterness instead of a useful gift!

Whether or not the precise message is clear when sending a bouquet, it is an interesting way to guide floral arrangements and a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era. The infographic below details what flowers mean based on both color and style. Perhaps instead of just saying “I’m thinking about you,” your next bouquet can say much more.

Flower Colors and Meaning

Photo credit: Ashlyn Kittrell


Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Anon E.
Cela V3 years ago


Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill3 years ago


Anna Marie Carlson

Such a great graphic!!!! I love it!

Nikki Davey
Nikki Davey3 years ago

Lovely graphics

Jim Ven
Jim Ven3 years ago

thanks for the article.

Melissa DogLover
Melissa DogLover3 years ago

Flowers are so beautiful and colorful :) :) I wish I had a green thumb, but I sadly can't keep many flowers or plants alive past a little sprout. :(

Oh well!!!!

Heather Cross
Heather Cross3 years ago

I love flowers and I love this chart!

Tanya W.
Tanya W3 years ago

Thanks for sharing 🌻

Tanya W.
Tanya W3 years ago

Lovely info graphics 🌹