As I have mentioned before I am an avid watcher of the T.V. show Bones, in this latest episode a form of communication through flowers was highlighted. At least it was to me. It has been included in the show, briefly, before and sparked a little interest in me. I know from previous research that in the Victorian era tons of information could be gleaned from the flower a gentleman presented a lady with. It’s been longer than awhile and I don’t remember the specifics anymore. This information is all over the place on the web so check it out if you are so inclined.
Every list varies and there are modern as well as ‘original’ meanings. To complicate this language of flowers even more, the color of the individual flower can change the meaning as well. For instance: a red rose can mean sincere Love, Respect, Courage & Passion while a yellow rose can mean joy, gladness, friendship and “I Care.” A red–tipped yellow rose can mean friendship, falling in Love; according to http://www.shabbir.com/romance/rosemean.html.