Did You Know? Fun Facts What is the meaning behind those flowers? You probably already know that a red rose is a symbol for romantic love. But did you know that there are entire dictionaries and encyclopedias based on the hidden meaning of flowers? This is known as floriography or the language of flowers. The practice of floriography has been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, but it wasn’t until the 19th century that floriography soared in countries like Victorian England and the United States. During this era, people didn’t openly express their feelings to others…a common social convention at the time. Instead, individuals began sending specially designed floral arrangements to communicate a secret or coded message to one another. Still today, flowers are sent in love, in sympathy, to say I’m sorry, to express gratitude, and for a bouquet of other reasons. Most of the time, folks just send flowers we find pleasing…or choose from a selected array of appropriate flowers for various occasions from a floral company. As with many subjects, the meaning of flowers can change based on country and the resource you use. Here are well-known flowers paired up with their associated meaning, according to FTD (Florists' Transworld Delivery): Aster: Wisdom and Devotion Birds of Paradise: Joy Calla Lilly: Purity, Passion Carnations: Red: Admiration, Pink: Remembrance, White: Pure Love and Innocence Chrysanthemum: Loyalty, Love Daffodil: Rebirth Daisy: Innocence, Purity Freesia: Passion, Joy Gladiolus: Strength, Integrity Heather: Admiration, Luck Hydrangea: Emotion, Understanding Iris: Royalty, Faith, A Message Lilac: Tranquillity, Passion Lilies: Humility, Devotion Orchid: Admiration, Innocence Peony: Romance, Prosperity Rose: Love, Passion Sunflower: Adoration, Loyalty Tulip: Love, Confidence Trying to express a number of emotions? A variety of flowers works well in this case. Your local florist will be able to assist you in making a beautiful arrangement to express just the write sentiment to your recipient, in a pleasing manner. On a final note, why not give someone flowers today? It’s a lovely, timeless way to brighten someone’s day!
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