Flowers in italian

What are the names for flowers in Italian? Learn them here!

The gender of the noun (its definite article) is also given.

La petunia
Petunia

Il tarassaco
Dandelion

La rosa
Rose

italian flowers names - red rose

La calla
Calla

La viola
Violet

Il girasole
Sunflower

flowers in italian - three smiling sunflowers

La fresia
Freesia

La gardenia
Gardenia

Il papavero
Poppy

italian flowers names - poppy

La stella alpina
Edelweiss

La calendula
Marigold

Il giacinto
Hyacinth

italian flowers names - hyacinths

La pervinca
Periwinkle

Il glicine
Wisteria

L’orchidea
Orchid

italian names for flowers - orchid flower

La mimosa
Mimosa

La camelia
Camellia

Il gelsomino
Jasmine

italian names for flowers - jasmine

La margherita
Daisy

margherita flower

Il garofano
Carnation

La lavanda
Lavender

italian names for flowers - lavender

La primula
Primrose

L’azalea
Azalea

Il tulipano
Tulip

tulip flower

La campanula
Bluebell

Il geranio
Geranium

Il giglio
Lily

lily flower

Il crisantemo
Chrysanthemum

Il biancospino
Hawthorn

La dalia
Dahlia

dahlia flower

Il narciso
Daffodil

La peonia
Peony

Il fiordaliso
Cornflower

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Useful things to know when you give flowers as a gift in Italy

So you’ve decided to give a few flowers as a gift to one of your Italian friends, or even girlfriend!

When is it customary to give flowers as a gift in Italy?

  • birthdays of dear female friends, daughters, nieces, grandchildren
  • anniversaries for loved ones

Red roses, rose rosse, are the favorite go-to flowers for lovers.

Make sure the flowers you give as a gift are always an odd number. Some people are superstitious enough to believe that an even number of flowers is a bad omen.

Never give chrysanthemums as a gift as they are used to decorate graves to honor loved ones who have died.


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