How Flower-Obsessed Victorians Encoded Messages in Bouquets

August 18, 2016

Want to learn a fun fact about the Victorian era? The upper class would send detailed messages to one another in bouquets of flowers, with each plant in the bouquet symbolizing a different part of the message! Receivers would have to be able to identify many different plant types, and would have flower-code dictionaries on hand to help them translate the messages. Read more about it in this cool article!

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A Victorian-era print of a bouquet of roses. (Photo: Boston Public Library/CC BY 2.0)


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