How many women can resist flowers? Their charm is historical — from the printed peonies on silk in 900 AD China to the 16th Century tulips of Persia designed in velvet — floral has defined us for centuries.
During the Victorian era, each flower represented something specific and could send messages of affection, interest, and love. This created a language of flowers that they wouldn’t dare speak out loud.
A white chrysanthemum represented truth, and a red one symbolized love. Many painters would also use floral language in their works. Every flower added a still life or a portrait would give the viewer a deeper insight into the meaning of artwork.
Carnation – Woman’s love
Daffodil – Regard
Hyacinth – Playfulness
Hydrangea – Gratitude
Lilac – First emotions of love
Lily – Purity
Peony – Compassion
Roses – Red is Love; Yellow is Friendship; Pink is Elegance; Orange is Passion
Sunflower – Adoration and dedication
Tulip – Declaration of love
Bonney Rempel A retail expert and a savvy shopper herself, with a keen eye on fashion and all things beauty – from her passion for flower gardening, to her savvy in skin care (she was an aesthetician before all, and it shows), so when it comes to getting and keeping a glow, she’s the one in the know. Her fashion dictum is “There’s no such thing as being overdressed”.