Flower Meanings and Anniversary Flowers
1st anniversary Pansies - Thought, remembrance Carnation - Joy, commitment, admiration (red), purity (white), never forget (pink)
2nd anniversary Cosmos - Modesty Lily of the Valley - Happiness, purity of heart, humility, devotion
3rd anniversary Fuschia - Taste Sunflower - Strength, warmth, nourishment. Signifies a 'Devout admirer'
4th anniversary Geranium - Comfort, gentility Hydrangea - Gratefulness, pride, appreciation
5th anniversary Daisy - Innocence, loyal love, 'I'll never tell', purity. 'You have as many virtues as this flower has petals'
6th anniversary Calla/Calla Lilies - Magnificent beauty, transition, growth
7th anniversary Freesia - Trust, fidelity, honorable love. The antidote to the proverbial thought that the seventh year brings restlessness
8th anniversary Clematis - Clever, intellectual Lilac - 'The emotions of young love'
9th anniversary Poppy - Imagination Bird of Paradise - Magnificence, splendor. 'Celebrating the unexpected side of romance'
10th anniversary Daffodil - Regard, rebirth, unrequited love, chivalry. 'You're the only one'
11th anniversary Tulip - Elegance, grace. 'The most romantic of flowers' Morning Glory - Loves you
12th anniversary Peony - Good life, happy marriage, prosperity
13th anniversary Hollyhock - Ambition, fruitfulness Chrysanthemum -Abundance, loveliness, fidelity
14th anniversary Orchid - Love, beauty, wisdom, thoughtfulness
15th anniversary Rose - Love, passion, perfection. Roses have been a symbol of love since ancient times
20th anniversary Aster - Patience, elegance. Known as the 'Talisman of Love' Day Lily - Coquetry
25th anniversary Iris - Promise, faith, hope, wisdom, valor. Also, 'My compliments' and, 'Your friendship means so much to me'
30th anniversary Lily - Devotion, pride, beauty Sweet Pea - Lasting pleasure, blissful pleasure. Also, 'Thank you for a lovely time' and, 'I think of you'
40th anniversary Nasturtium - Conquest, victory in battle Gladiolus - Sword. Also, 'You pierce my heart'
50th anniversary Yellow Roses - Inner light. 'The beauty of a long, prosperous marriage' and Violets - Modesty, faithfulness, virtue, understated beauty
All flowers express love and caring, and some have special meanings to help you convey just the right message. So, whether you choose a particular flower based on its traditional symbolism, a special memory, or just your own personal style, you're always sure to find a beautiful way to express your love with flowers.
From the Fresh Flowers Family at 1-800-Florals, third-generation family florists, with thanks to Teleflora and About.com. For additional information visit Anniversary Flowers online.