Other Religions Paganism and Wicca The Language of Flowers - Flowers and Their Meanings Share Flipboard Email Print Violets represent loyalty and devotion. (Anette Jager/Getty Images) Other Religions Basics Rituals and Ceremonies Sabbats and Holidays Wicca Gods Herbalism Wicca Traditions Wicca Resources for Parents By Patti Wigington Paganism Expert B.A., History, Ohio University Patti Wigington is a pagan author, educator, and licensed clergy. She is the author of Daily Spellbook for the Good Witch, Wicca Practical Magic and The Daily Spell Journal. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Patti Wigington Updated December 01, 2017 In the Victorian era, it became popular to send people messages told in the language of flowers. There was a fairly standard list, so if you received a bouquet of lemon blossoms, for example, you'd know that someone was promising you fidelity and faithfulness in their love for you. Many of these centuries-old flower meanings translate well into modern Paganism -- after all, if magic uses symbolism, we can take this language of flowers and incorporate it into our day-to-day magical living. Partial List of Flowers and Their Meanings Acacia: secret loveAgrimony: gratitudeApple blossom: good fortunesArbor vitae: undying friendshipBluebell: constancy of the heart, humilityButtercup: childhood friendshipCarnation: pure love, devotion, and dedicationChrysanthemum: truth and honestyCrocus: be cautious with my heartDaisy: innocence, purityDandelion: flirtationForget-me-not: true loveForsythia: anticipationGardenia: happiness, joyGeranium: I love you over all othersHoneysuckle: faithfulness and devotionIris: respect, honorIvy: marriage, fidelityLavender: distrust, a fickle heartLemon blossom: fidelity and faithfulnessLilac: innocence, pure loveLily of the valley: happinessMagnolia: perseveranceMorning glory: flirtation, admirationNarcissus: self-absorptionOrchid: rare and exotic beautyPeony: shyness, bashfulPeriwinkle: fond memories of past meetingsPhlox: a joining of two heartsRose: love (pink for innocent love)Rosemary: remember meSnapdragon: you presume too much about my feelingsSunflower: all is not as it seemsSweet William: a gallant and honorable admirerTulip: a declaration of loveViolet: faithfulness, dedicationWisteria: welcoming a new person into your lifeZinnia: missing absent friends For more comprehensive information on the language of flowers, and a complete list, Patricia Telesco's book A Victorian Grimoire comes highly recommended.