Last Updated: 27th July, 2020

Friendship Flowers

Flowers, since ages, in their various hues and shapes have been associated with the positive attributes of joy, pleasure, affinity and togetherness. No wonder, they are frequently used as gifts in different festivities and special occasions to convey heart-felt remembrance, love and togetherness. Even friendship - one of the greatest gifts of God, is amply represented by a few flowers, owing to their specific features or characteristics.

Flowers meanings

Flowers Meaning
Yellow rose Joy, friendship, the promise of a new beginning
Coral rose Friendship, modesty, sympathy
Dark red rose: Unconscious beauty
White rose Purity, innocence, reverence, silence
Pink rose Grace, happiness, gentleness
Orange rose Desire and enthusiasm
Lavender rose Love at first sight

Yellow flowers for companionship

Yellow Flowers For Friendship

Hailed as the traditional symbols of companionship - yellow flowers like roses, lilacs and chrysanthemums are often chosen as workplace gifts as a mark of appreciation. With all its radiance and warmth, a yellow flower can serve as a good choice to convey the feelings of companionship even during times of grief. Apart from friendship, yellow flowers also signify filial affection and sympathy.

Alstroemeria for devotion

Alstroemeria For devotion

Often likened to a miniature lily in appearance, this flower is popularly regarded as the symbol of devotion and friendship. Alternately known as the Lily of the Incas or the Peruvian Lily, the flower was named after Baron Claus Von Alstromer, its discoverer. The leaves of the flower generally grow upside down along with a twisted leaf that grows out of the stem. It is believed that the appearance of the flower unmistakably signifies the twists and turns in friendships. The bright hues serve as a powerful addition to the environment symbolizing the virtues of long lasting commitment, care and beauty.

Chrysanthemum for sympathy

Friendship Flowers Chrysanthemum For sympathy

A plant with big flowers typically resembling the shapes of quills and pompons, chrysanthemums stand for the virtues of sympathy, friendship, and trust.

Iris for trust, faith

Friendship Flowers Iris For trust

The beautiful flower represents the impeccable values of trust, faith and friendship. The word “Iris” is Greek for rainbow. Perhaps the depth of a meaningful friendship can only be truly exemplified by the deep blue and purple hues of this flower. Additionally, as a springtime flower, Iris, unmistakably symbolizes the eternal promise of renewal, delight and transformation- some aspects that can be inextricably linked to friendship as well.

Zinnias for constancy in companionship

Zinnias For constancy in companionship

The different colors of zinnia are particularly meant to represent different situations involving the thought of a friend. Yellow zinnia means daily remembrance. The white zinnia signifies that a friend is thinking of another friend in his/her absence. Scarlet stands for constancy in companionship.

Ivy for ever blossoming relationship

Ivy For ever blossoming relationship

This evergreen woody plant with its foliage of ivy geranium and trailing stems signifies the ever blossoming relationship between two friends, best.

Adam's Needle best friends

It stands for “best friends” or “friend in need”. It's an evergreen yucca with narrow, stiff and pointed basal leaves. It grows in almost all kinds of surfaces including sandy, dry and rocky habitats. The characteristic hardiness of this flower is considered symbolic of the ability of true friends to overcome every obstacle in their way to building an everlasting bond.

Symbolic Meanings of Herbs, Flowers
Flowers Meaning
Aloe Healing, protection, affection
Amaryllis Pride
Anemone Forsaken
Angelica Inspiration
Apple blossom Preference
Basil Good wishes
Bay Glory
Begonia Beware
Bittersweet Truth
Bluebell Humility
Candytuft Indifference
Carnation Women, Love
Chamomile Patience
Chives Usefulness
Chrysanthemum Cheerfulness
Clover, white Think of me
Coreopsis Always cheerful
Coriander Hidden worth
Daffodil Regard
Daisy Innocence, hope
Dill Powerful against evil
Edelweiss Courage, devotion
Fennel Flattery
Fern Sincerity
Forget-me-not True love memories
Gardenia Secret love
Goldenrod Encouragement, good fortune
Heliotrope Eternal love
Holly Hope
Hollyhock Ambition
Iris A message
Ivy Friendship, continuity
Jasmine, white Sweet love
Lady's-mantle Comforting
Lavender Devotion, virtue
Lemon balm Sympathy
Lilac Joy of youth
Lily, calla Beauty
Lotus Flower Purity
Magnolia Love of nature
Marjoram Joy and happiness
Mint Virtue
Myrtle Good luck
Oak Strength
Oregano Substance
Pansy Thoughts
Parsley Festivity
Rhododendron Danger
Rose, red Love, I love you, desire
Rose, pink Happiness
Rose, white Purity
Rose, yellow Jealousy
Rosemary Remembrance
Rue Grace, clear vision
Sage Wisdom, immortality
Salvia, blue I think of you
Salvia, red Forever mine
Savory Spice, interest
Sorrel Affection
Southernwood Constancy, jest
Sunflower Adoration
Sweet pea Pleasures
Sweet William Gallantry
Sweet woodruff Humility
Tansy Hostile thoughts
Tarragon Lasting interest
Tulip, red Declaration of love
Tulip, yellow Sunshine in your smile
Valerian Readiness
Violet Loyalty
Wallflower Faithfulness in adversity
Willow Sadness
Yarrow Everlasting love


Friendship Flower Quotes

1. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

2. A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.
Irish Proverb

3. The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau

4. In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
– Kozuko Okakura

5. If I had a flower for every time I thought of you... I could walk through my garden forever.
–Alfred Tennyson

6. In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
– Okakura Kakuzo

7. The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. Love is flower like friendship is like a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge