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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The Language of Flowers

Ever wondered what secret message the choice of flowers will give to the recipient well here is a list I came upon by chance and which I thought I would share with you. The Victorians were great ones for sending a "secret message"

  1. Acacia - secret love.
  2. Almond blossom - hope.
  3. Amarylis - pride splendid beauty
  4. Anemone - forsaken.
  5. Apple blossom - preference.
  6. Bell flower, white, gratitude.
  7. Bluebell - constancy
  8. Broom - humility.
  9. Camelia, red - unpretending excellence.
  10. Camelia, white - perfected excellence.
  11. Carnation, red - alas for my poor heart.
  12. Carnation, striped - refusal.
  13. Chammole - patience
  14. Chrystanthemum, red - I love
  15. Clematis - mental beauty, purity
  16. Columbine - folly
  17. Daisy - innocence
  18. Elderflower - compassion, consolation
  19. Everlasting flower - unfading memory
  20. Forget me not - fidelity, true love
  21. Hawthorn blossom - hope
  22. Heartsease - remembrance
  23. Hibiscus - delicate beauty
  24. Honeysuckle - devotion.
  25. Hyacinth - unobtrusive loveliness
  26. Hyacinth, blue - constancy
  27. Jasmine, white - amiability
  28. Jasmine, yellow, happiness, grace and elegance
  29. Jonquil, I desire a return of affection
  30. lavender - silence
  31. Lilac, purple, first emotions of love
  32. Lilace, white - youthful innocence
  33. Lily, purity
  34. Lily of the Valley - purity, return of happiness
  35. Magnolia - grief
  36. Marigold - joy
  37. Michelmas Daisy - farewell
  38. Mignonette - your qualities are supreme
  39. Nasturtium - patriotism
  40. Orange blossom - purity and loveliness
  41. Pansies, love and thought
  42. Peony, bashfulness
  43. Pinks, love
  44. Poppy red, consolation
  45. Primrose - early youth
  46. Rose, love
  47. Rose, musk - capricious beauty
  48. Rosebud - pure and lovely
  49. Rosemary - remebrance
  50. Snowdrop - hope
  51. Stock - lasting beauty
  52. Tulip - love
  53. Violet - modesty
  54. Wallflower - fidelity in adversity
  55. Zinnia - thoughts of absent friends


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