In the Victorian Era, flowers were used as a means of communication. Each flower had it’s own, particular meaning and bouquets were used to send coded messages. People today still send flowers chosen specifically for their flower meanings.
Not only did the Western world have its own coded, flower language, the East had one as well— Hanakotoba, the Japanese language of flowers. Although, obviously not as popular today as it once was, Hanakotoba is still used in many Japanese movies and animations.
|椿||Camellia (red)||In Love|
|アイリス / 菖蒲||Iris||Noble Heart/Good News|
|百合||Lily of the Valley||Sweet/Promise of Happiness|
|マグノリア||Magnolia||Natural/Love For Nature|
|紅薔薇||Rose (red)||Love/In Love|
Contact your local florist today and ask for an arrangement using your favorite Hanakotoba flower meanings.