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Fluent in flowers:

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The reserved people of the Victorian era invented the language of flowers, devising romantic messages between lovers through clever pairings of flowers.

Here are a few examples:

Amarylis splendid beauty

Bachelor’s button celibacy, blessedness

Blue violet modesty and loyalty

Camellia loveliness

Daisy innocence

Hibiscus delicate beauty

Honeysuckle bonds of love

Ivy fidelity

Jasmine grace and elegance

Lilacs first love

Lily of the valley return of happiness

Mimosa secret love

Morning glory affection

Peony bashfulness

Red carnation “Alas, my poor heart”

Red rose “I love you”

Rosemary rememberance

Sweet pea delicate pleasures

Sunflower adoration

White rose “I am worthy of you”

Yellow tulip hopeless love

Blooms known for long-lasting beauty:

Carnations

Dahlias

Freesia

Gladiolas

Roses

Mums

Orchids

Sunflowers

Tuberoses

Zinnias

Petals that will last until the party:

Calla lilies

Daisies

Peonias

Sweet peas

Flowers that will wilt before the vows:

Gardenias

Hydrangias

Lilacs

Lily of the valley

Tulips

Wildflowers


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