The Language of Flowers

“No spoken word can approach to the delicacy of sentiment to be inferred from a timeously offered flower”.

The language of flowers: The associations of flowers, popular tales of flowers

By: Pratt, Anne, – Miller, Thomas,

Publication info: London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent,[18–?] P2


Although flowers have always been an object of fascination, the intricate and complex symbolism such as those used in the Victorian Era started gaining popularity amongst the elite of 18th century Europe.

Love plays a major role in most floral symbolism, though some flowers are attached to specific holidays and events. Historically, flowers were given to convey everything from wishes of good luck to secret, burning passion.