Wedding Anniversary Flower List


I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the maidens. Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my lover among the young men. With great delight I sat down in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. 

Song of Solomon 2:1-3


Did you know that flowers have a secret language?

Flowers communicate feelings and sentiments better than words could ever express.

In Victorian times lovers gave flowers to each other to convey messages.  Each flower had its own special meaning.  Giving roses, violets, or daisies was a coded message saying "I love you," "You're in my thoughts," or "I'll never tell."  

An entire cottage industry sprang up around the meanings of flowers and what each signified.  Flower lists were created and young ladies memorized them hoping to decode the message a lover was sending.

Although no one knows when flowers became associated with anniversaries, each year now has a particular wedding anniversary flower.  Know which one is related to your anniversary year and what it signifies and you can make your gift extra special for your spouse.

The wedding anniversary flower list most commonly used is below.  If you click on any of the pictures, the flower's secret meaning will appear.


YEAR

FLOWER

MEANING


1st

Pansy Wedding Anniversary Flower

PANSY

Thinking of you, You're in my thoughts, Remember me, Loyalty


2nd


Cosmos Anniversary Flower

COSMOS


Joy in love and life, Beauty, Modesty


3rd


Fuchsia Flower

FUCHSIA


Humble love, Good taste, Confiding love


4th


Geranium

GERANIUM


Comforting beauty, True friendship, Steadfast piety


5th


Daisy against blue sky

DAISY


Innocence, Loyal love, I'll never tell, Purity, Love that conquers all, Beauty, Simplicity


6th


Calla Lily

CALLA LILY


Magnificent beauty, Modesty


7th


Jack-In-The-Pulpit

JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT


Shelter, Safety and protection


8th


Purple Clematis

CLEMATIS


Mental beauty, Clever, Intellectual, Ingenuity


9th


Poppies

POPPY


Eternal sleep, Oblivion, Fantastic extravagance, Consolation, Imagination, Pleasure, Wealth, Success


10th


Daffodil aginst blue sky

DAFFODIL


New beginnings, Rebirth, Unrequited love, Chivalry, Regard


11th


Purple Morning Glory

MORNING GLORY


Affection, Attachment, Coquetry


12th


Peony Wedding Anniversary Flower

PEONY


Bashfulness, Happy life, Happy marriage, Good health, Prosperity, Devotion


13th


Hollyhock Anniversary Flower

HOLLYHOCK


Ambition, Fruitfulness, Fecundity, Honesty, Sincerity


14th


Orange Dahlia Flower

DAHLIA


Dignity, Elegance, Forever


15th


Yellow Rose

ROSE


Love, Passion, Unconscious beauty, I love you, Grace, Desire, Love at first sight


20th


Day Lily

DAY LILY


Beauty for a day, Coquetry


25th


Iris Wedding Anniversary Flowers

IRIS


Wisdom, Valued friendship, My compliments, I have a message for you, Faith, Hope


28th


White Orchid Anniversary Flower

ORCHID


Rare beauty, Refinement, Beautiful lady 


30th


Sweet Pea Flower

SWEET PEA


Delicate pleasures, Lasting pleasure, Thank you for a lovely time, I think of you, You have my thanks, Departure



40th


Nasturtium

NASTURTIUM


Patriotism, Conquest, Victory, Impetuous love 


50th


Violets in morning dew

VIOLET


Modesty, Humility, Faithfulness, I'll always be there

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