The language of flowers became so complex that entire dictionaries were devoted to decoding the meaning of flowers. Holding Institution. Floriography (language of flowers) is a means of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers. The language of flowers was a 19th-century code used to make bouquets that passed messages between lovers and suitors. ). 15. 1846. White Hyacinths – These pretty blossoms are a reminder that they are always included in your prayers. Genre: Author: The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. The first mainstream dictionary of floriography was called, “La langage des Fleurs,” and was published in 1819 by LouisCortambert. London :T. Nelson,1846. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Vanessa Diffenbaugh – The Language of Flowers. Purple Hyacinths – Like dark crimson roses, purple hyacinths are sent to convey sorrow and anguish over the death of a loved one. Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years, and some form of floriography has been practiced in traditional cultures throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. 16. Chrysanthemums – The most common flower used to express grieving and sadness, Chrysanthemums are commonly found in funeral flower arrangements. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. 14. Back in the spring, I did a post on the meanings behind some s pring flowers.I shared photographs that I had taken over the years of various springtime blooms like tulips and pansies and other beautiful posies, as my grandmother would say.Today I have a FREE printable for you to help you learn the Victorian meaning of flowers–over 100 0f them(! Publication Details. If you are generating a PDF of a journal article or book chapter, please feel free to enter the title and author information. Hi everyone! Year. The Language of flowers : an alphabet of floral emblems.