Dream Dictionary: What Do Flower Dreams Mean?

A “Lovely” Dream Prophecy from a Symbol of Beauty

Many dream experts believe that a flower dream’s meaning depends upon the type of flower in the dream. While there are extenuating circumstances where the type of flower carries a lot of weight, I believe that flower dreams can pretty much ALL be dealt with similarly, regardless of the type of flower it is.  Besides, a lot of people don’t know a Daffodil from a Lily!

Personally, I believe that the color of the flower or flowers is of greater significance, but we’ll get to those in a minute.

Like most things, flowers have a lot of different meanings to a lot of different people.  They’re symbolic of everything from romance to funerals.  We give/receive flowers when we’re in love, when someone is sick, when congratulations are in order, when someone has a baby, when someone has died, when someone has moved into a new home, and to celebrate special occasions such as Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.

Flowers essentially represent the following:

  • Beauty
  • Emotion
  • An attempt to make things better

Think about it, when we give flowers, we’re letting someone know that we care. We’re attempting to bring beauty into their lives with one of the most universal symbols of beauty: Flowers.

In dreams, if we are giving flowers to another person, it is symbolic of our desire to make something better for someone or to at least let them know we care.  We may have done something that we’re seeking forgiveness for or we may simply want to show our love.  Only the dreamer will know for certain when it comes to the motivation.

If we receive flowers in the dream, almost always the interpretation is the same: We are looking for love, concern, and for someone to acknowledge us in some way. Many people who feel under-appreciated and taken for granted will dream of receiving flowers.

If the flowers are flowers you associate with funerals or death (usually carnations or black flowers in dreams), the dream interpretation is that you are gravely concerned for someone’s health – possibly even your own.  On the other hand, if they’re flowers you’d associate with a newborn baby (usually pink and/or pale blue), you have babies on the brain!  Interestingly enough, this could even symbolize kittens or puppies.  They’re babies, after all!

If the flowers in the dream indicate a wedding to you (Calla Lilies, white roses, baby’s breath…), the interpretation is that you are either, literally, thinking of a wedding, or you are contemplating a commitment of some sort.

The first things to ask yourself about the flowers in your dream are:

  1. What do I associate these flowers with? (gardening, love, sickness, funerals, beauty, Valentine’s Day, weddings)
  2. How did the flowers make me feel in the dream? (comforted, happy, sad, loved)
  3. What colors do I remember most about the flowers? (pink, red, blue, black, white, yellow, purple…)

The answers to these questions will lead you to your own personal interpretation of your dream.

A few Dream Symbolisms from Flower Dreams:

  • Black flowers indicate depression, sadness, disappointment, and even death.   Dreams are not prophetic, so don’t jump off the deep end when you read the word death!  This simply indicates that death has been on your mind fairly recently – whether you’ve been thinking about your own life, someone who you are worried about, or someone you’ve already lost.
  • Blue flowers generally represent something soothing, but they can also be symbolic for a male.
  • Red can be symbolic of several emotions.  The dreamer must look at how it’s used in the context of the dream (in other words, how did you FEEL in the dream when you saw the red flowers).  Red usually symbolizes love, romance, and passion – but it can also represent anger and jealousy.
  • Pink usually means romance, flirtation, or girls.  However, it can also be symbolic for breasts – breast health, breast cancer, and breasts in general!
  • Purple flowers stand for great success – royal success even.  If you have purple flowers in your dream, you have success on your mind. You may have also recently achieved something that you feel very proud of.
  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze flowers symbolize celebrations.  Whether it’s weddings, anniversaries, or other milestones, flowers in these colors mean that you’ve recently had something of great importance on your mind and/or in your life.

  • Yellow and/or orange flowers indicate pure joy, cheerfulness, and happiness. Generally when people dream of yellow or orange flowers, it indicates a clear conscience as well as a great mood.
  • White flowers usually represent honesty, purity, and love.  However, they can also represent a desire to CLEAN something or even someone!  White is a highly complex color when it comes to dreams, so you really have to rely on how you felt at the time of the dream.
  • Green is generally considered to be symbolic of jealousy or envy. If you dream of green flowers, you may have recently dealt with one of these common emotions.