Floriography, the language of flowers, is the use of flowers and their arrangement to transmit coded messages. The practice flourished in Victorian England as sender could express feelings that couldn’t be said out loud to the recipient.
Though flowers are considered a staple as a romantic gift, not all of them have positive meanings. Roses in particular have different meanings based on the number of stalks.
In view of Valentine’s Day, we’ve curated a list of flowers and their meanings. It’s not a hard and fast rule, if your darling really love striped carnations, there’s no reason not to give them a bunch.