Flowers that Are Symbolic of Love

Flowers have always been considered symbolic of feelings, and there are many flowers that are symbolic of love. Understanding the meanings of flowers is a great way to surprise someone you care about. Here you will find the meaning of several flowers that symbolize love.


A pretty white flower, that forms in several small clusters of buds. The acacia flower is symbolic of secret love and will surprise and intrigue your secret loved one (Ghaffar).


These interesting flowers are often sent to represent love that is returned. This is an excellent way to let someone know that you feel the same as they do.


Aster is a pretty flower that comes in a variety of shades of blue, purple, or pink. Aster flowers are delicate and sweet and they are symbolic of delicate love.

Baby’s Breath

This tiny white flower is found in clusters. It is often used in many different kinds of bouquets. This flower is symbolic of eternal love (Ghaffar).

Red Carnations

Carnations are inexpensive and special. A red carnation suggests deep longing and love for someone. This color carnation is a great gift to a loved one.


These special flowers are reminiscent of love. They represent true love and feelings. They should only be given to someone if the love is very serious.


Gladiolus flowers come in a variety of colors. These flowers are symbolic of instant love and love at first sight (Ghaffar).


These sweet smelling flowers are yellow in color. Honeysuckle represents devotional love and loyalty.


This traditional flower is known to be symbolic of love. It is also representative of marriage and the love of a man and wife (Ghaffar).


Orchids are tender flowers that are very romantic and special. Orchids are perfect flowers to represent love because of their need for special care and beauty. These flowers are symbolic of love, beauty, and passion (Ghaffar).


Roses mean a variety of things, but the color of the rose symbolizes the meaning of love. Red roses are common symbols of love and white roses mean true love for eternity.

Spider Flower

The spider flower is one of a kind flower. This dainty flower comes in shades of purple and pink. These flowers beg the question, “Will you elope with me?”

The meaning of flowers can change the way you look at the next bouquet you give. These flowers are symbolic of love, and they make a wonderful gift to someone you care about.


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