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The Language of Flowers

The language of flowers is not new, some flowers have held time-honoured meanings for centuries. Everyone connects the red rose with true love. The origin of some stories associated with blooms can be found in mythology, such as the hyacinth, iris and narcissus. Even Shakespeare referred to flowers in several of his plays. It was the Victorians, though, who made the language of flowers into a fine art. People would send carefully chosen bouquets to represent their feelings. Inverted flowers would represent the opposite of the usual meaning. So be warned - if you receive an upside down red rose the love affair is over!

Use the search facility below to check the meaning of your bouquet or to choose appropriate flowers to express your sentiments.