The Language of Flowers: Victoria’s Dictionary of Flowers: S

Saffron (Crocus sativus)… Beware of excess
Sage (Salvia officinalis)… Good health and long life
Saint-John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)… Superstition
Saxifrage (Saxifrage)… Affection
Scabiosa (Scabiosa)… Unfortunate love
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)… Change
Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)… Presumption
Snowdrop (Galanthus)… Consolation and hope
Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)… Parental affection
Speedwell (Veronica)… Fidelity
Spirea (Spiraea)… Victory
Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)… Purity
Starwort (Stellaria)… Welcome
Stephanotis (Stephanotis floribunda)… Happiness in marriage
Stock (Malcolmia maritima)… You will always be beautiful to me
Stonecrop (Sedum)… Tranquility
Strawberry (Fragaria)… Perfection
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)… False riches
Sweet briar (Rosa rubiginosa)… Simplicity
Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus)… Delicate pleasures
Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)… Gallantry

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