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Valentine’s Flower Meaning

Bleeding Heart:   Hopeless but not heartless.
Gardenia:   I love you in secret.
Gladiolus:   You pierce my heart.
Sweet William:   You are gallant and suave.
Lily of the Valley:   Let us make up.
Rose:   I love you passionately.
Violet:   I return your love.
Bayleaf:   Hope.
General Notes:   Do not give white gladiolus on Valentine’s Day. They are for funerals. White and yellow flowers are funeral flowers in some countries.
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  1. Edna Barth, Hearts, Cupids, and Red Roses: The Story of the Valentine Symbols, pg 8-46, New York: Seasbury Press © 1974
  2. Norine Dresser, Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society, pg 88-90, USA: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. © 1996

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