Rose = Love
Whether with ancient Greeks, Romans, Christians or Freemasons – the rose has been a timeless symbol of love for hundreds of years.
Perfect for: Reminding your long-term partner that they’re still the one.
Tulip = Declaration of Love
The humble tulip symbolises an undying love, whether spurned or returned. According to Persian legend, a prince used red tulips to declare his love for a maiden when she was killed.
Perfect for: Letting your secret crush know your true feelings.
Lilac = First Emotions of Love
During the Victorian era, a lilac was given to remind someone of first love emotions. The name lilac is said to originate from a Greek mythology tale of Pan, the god of forests, whose love was so strong that a nymph turned into a lilac bush to hide from him.
Perfect for: Reconnecting with an old flame or first true love.
Daisy = Innocence
In Norse mythology, the daisy symbolises Freya – the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. In turn, daisies have become a badge of innocence, purity and new beginnings.
Perfect For: Congratulating a friend on her pregnancy or newborn.
Hyacinth = Please Forgive Me
According to Greek mythology, a young man called Hyacinthus was accidentally killed by a Greek god, and the flower hyacinth was named in his honour. Today, the bloom is a symbol for sorrow and forgiveness.
Perfect for: When you’ve acted thoughtlessly and are searching for forgiveness.
Ranunculus = Charm & Attractiveness
Sometimes referred to us a buttercup, the ranunculus symbolises charm and attractiveness. Not just beautiful, the flower also boasts brains thanks to its medicinal properties.
Perfect for: Boosting a friend’s confidence by letting them know you think they are charismatic, beautiful – or both.
Astilbe = I Will Be Waiting
This romantic feathered-flower has become synonymous with patience and dedication to a loved one since the Victorian era.
Perfect for: Reminding a long-distance lover you’re in it for the long haul.
Carnation = A Mother’s Love
Originating from the belief that carnations first sprung from Virgin Mary’s tears, the flower became the symbol of a mother’s undying love.
Perfect For: Showing your mum that you love her, especially on Mother’s Day.
Hydrangea = Thank You
The meaning of the hydrangea can be traced back to an old Japanese fable in which an emperor used the flower to thank a maiden. Today, the bloom is most commonly linked to apology and gratitude.
Perfect For: Asking someone for forgiveness or reconciliation.
We’re celebrating this secret language through a series of seasonal floral collections that each bear a different hidden meaning throughout the year.
Keep an eye out – we have plenty more inspirational secret messages to come.