Flower Language

By Leslie Cardenas

Writing a letter is one way to show your affection to someone, another way to show love is through flowers. 

Around Valentine’s Day, many people show their partner affection through the gift of flowers, but did you know that these flowers all hold specific meanings? It’s called flower language and it’s been around since the 1800’s. “Le Langage des fleurs” by Charlotte de la Tour was the first popular book published on the subject. The book offered many, many different meanings to specific flowers to be used in making bouquets. 

With that in mind, here are 15 flowers you can use in your bouquets this Valentine’s day.

  1. Aster- Symbol of Love & Daintiness

2. Red Camellia – You’re the flame in my heart

3. Carnation – Fascination, female love, & Mother’s love

4. Red Chrysanthemum  – I love you

5. Daisy – Innocence, Loyal Love, I’ll never tell

6. Forget-me-not – True love memories, do not forget me

7. Gardenia – You’re lovely, secret love

8. Honeysuckle – Bonds of love

9. Jasmine, Yellow – Grace; Elegance

10. Morning Glory – Affection

11. Rose, Red – I love you, love

12. Rose, White –  I am worthy of you

13. Salvia, Red –  forever mine

14. Tulip, red – passion, declaration of love

15. Tulip, yellow – Sunshine in your smile