Flower Meanings

The Victorian Flower Language

Back in the 1800s, the Victorian flower language was used to send meaningful messages, exchange deep secrets and share moments. Nearly every flower has a meaning, and at times when words could not be spoken out loud, a bouquet could say a thousand words.

  • Red Rose: Happy love. Whether it's a birthday, Valentine's Day, or an anniversary, a dozen red roses is one of the simplest yet most beautiful ways of saying I love you.

  • Pink Rose: Appreciation. Soft, graceful, and elegant— pink roses are often given as tokens of gratitude. Thanking a best friend or colleague has never been easier.

  • Yellow Lily: Joy and Flirtation. This flower is often associated with the bliss felt during puppy love. Need something to send as a secret admirer? A yellow lily bouquet would be perfect.

  • Calla Lily: Purity. Simple and dignified, this flower is mostly used in bridal bouquets and funeral arrangements. A bouquet of calla lilies will give a lasting impression of love and good wishes.

  • Anthurium: Hospitality. With their cheerful heart shaped petals, these flowers wish you a warm welcome. An anthurium vase can brighten up any room.

  • Chrysanthemum: Optimism. The perfect bouquet for any birthday or special event must include these dainty blossoms!

  • Hydrangea: Heartfelt emotion. Often paired with other flowers, the hydrangea represents honesty. When placed with red roses, it is the truest form of expressing love and prosperity.

  • Tulip: Perfect Love. Never too big or too small, never too bright or bleak, tulips are the definition of perfection. A very popular Easter and Mother's Day flower.

  • Orchid: Luxury. Extremely rare in the Victorian era, this flower was often viewed as a symbol of luxury and refined taste. Gifting it only shows the depth of your love and passion for the receiver

  • Daisy: New beginning. A loved one moving into a new home or leaving for university? A daisy bouquet is just the thing to brighten up their new home.

The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best experience. Please click Accept Cookies to continue to use the site.