Here's some common flowers and their meanings.
Amaryllis -- symbol of success won after a struggle, particularly in the arts and scholastic endeavours, Giving them is the same as saying, "a job well done'.
Apple Blossom -- A symbol of heady sensuality and fertility. Ancient Celts would strew them over their bed to induce amorous nights. Hey, you writers, there's an idea for you!
Camellia -- Indicates a deep longing for your beloved. Give these to your sweetheart. A symbol of desire and passion.
Daffodil -- Daffodils have meanings of faith, honest, truth and forgiveness.Give them as a token of appreciation for honesty, or a token of forgiveness.
Dahlia -- I've made no attempt to match the flower with the picture, just went for pretty flowers. So yes, I know this isn't a dahlia. Dahlias are signs of warning, of change or travel, even of betray. A gift for a person when you want to complement their wild side!
Lilies -- The flower of the spiritually advanced. Given to new mothers and brides to be. A symbol of long-lasting relationships.
Pansies -- Long known as the symbol of remembrance. Also togetherness and union.
Rose -- Too many meanings to even attempt here, as the meaning varies according to the color. You can Google this and find reams on the subject. In general, a symbol of love and commitment and you should only give them when serious about the object of your attention.
Sunflower -- Love this flower! They move their heads to follow the sun, and thus are symbols of spiritual attainment. Give them to someone who is working toward a goal and needs a big break. Excellent housewarming gift as it also means new opportunities in hearth and home.
Tulip -- Also a sun lover, and tries desperately to sway toward the sun. A symbol of opportunity and advancement, also determination.
It's really fun to research flowers. You might find that research energy producing - no, seriously - and beneficial. I am indebted to
Avia and her website, What's-Your-Sign.com for the information in my blog, and wish to send her my thanks. I condensed her article severely.
I'd love to know if you have a favorite flower, and maybe you can even reveal why. Do comment !!!!