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Language of Flowers

As every flower lover knows, flowers have a language of their own.

Every sentiment is expressed in one form or another by these fragile blooms, and as a leading psychologist states . . . .

"Flowers are a perfect replica of human life" . . . . planting . . . growth . . . . bloom . . . . withering

This is one version of the meaning of flowers, there are many different versions from several countries some with completely different meanings. This one is fairly comprehensive and one that is commonly used in North America.

Several flowers listed below are not normally available in North American flower shops and others are very seasonal. Even flowers that are listed as Year round may not be available on any given day!  Please don't expect that any given florist has these flowers in stock.

availability - Year round
availability - Seasonal (Spring) (Summer) (Fall) (Winter)
availability - Scarce
availability - Not Normally Available in Flower Shops