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Flowers – Kukka – Finnish Vocabulary

Do you love flowers? Do you want to know their names in Finnish? This is the right place for that! In the left column I have listed some common flower names, while on the right you can find other words related to flowers.

Finnish English
akasia acacia
apila clover
asteri aster
auringonkukka sunflower
begonia begonia
hyasintti hyacinth
daalia dahlia
jasmiini jasmine
keltanarsissi daffodil
kielo lilly-of-the-valley
krysanteemi crysanthemum
kurjenmiekka iris
laventeli lavender
lemmikki forget-me-not
lilja lily
lumme water lily
narsissi narcissus
neilikka carnation
orkidea orchid
orvokki violet
päivänkakkara daisy
ruusu rose
tulppaani tulip
unikko poppy
voikukka dandelion
vuokko anemone
Finnish English
maljakko vase
kukkaruukku flower pot
kukkapenkki flower bed
kukkakimppu bouquet
kukka-asetelma flower arrangement
hautajaiskukat funeral flowers
kukallinen flowered
terälehti petal
siemen seed
korsi stalk
siitepöly pollen
varsi stem
piikki thorn
nippu bud
puutarha garden
kukkasidonta flower binding
kukkakauppa flower shop

Finnish Sayings about Flowers

  • Annetaan kaikkien kukkien kukkia.
    • Literally: Let’s let all the flowers bloom.
    • Meaning: Everyone has the right to their own opinion.
  • Elämä ei ole ruusuilla tanssimista.
    • Literally: Life is not the dancing on roses.
    • Meaning: Life is not free of problems and troubles.
  • Projekti sai sekä ruusuja että risuja.
    • Literally: The project received both roses and sticks.
    • Meaning: The project got both praise and bark.
  • Kun vaimo saa kukkia ilman syytä, on siihen hyvä syy.
    • Literally: When the wife gets flowers without a reason, there’s a good reason for that.
    • Meaning: Free gifts don’t often come without a reason.

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