Though it dates back to much earlier times, flower symbology became popularized in the late 1800s by Queen Victoria. She was enamored with this fashionable communication, known then as the language of flowers. Victorian culture adored the symbolic meaning of flowers with many books on the topic published during this era. A flower bouquet could convey very precise and meaningful messages of love, devotion, and even sorrow.
Express Feelings with the Language of Flowers
Here are some lesser-known flower meanings:
Zinnias express thoughts of absent friends
Gladiolas can signify remembrance
Snapdragons for strength
Queen Anne’s Lace conveys sanctuary and delicateness
Statice is associated with sympathy
Marigolds for grief
Purple Hyacinth for sorrow
Is symbolism comforting to you?
You can continue to read about the symbolism of color in the article Four Reasons Color Choice Matters When Choosing a Cremation Urn and how trees can convey meaning in Planting a Memorial Tree: A Lasting Tribute. Also visit our Flower Urns for Ashes page to view flower themed cremation jewelry and urns.