The language of flowers dates back to the early Chinese Dynasties and was brought to Europe by the King of Sweden in 1714. Queen Victoria’s fascination with the language of flowers in 1847 prompted her to spread the word throughout the world. Ironically it came full circle as Kate Middleton chose specific flowers for her bouquet when she married William in 2011. The flowers Kate used in her bouquet were : Lily of the Valley for the return of happiness. Hyacinth for the constancy of love. Ivy for fidelity and friendship. Other South African flower meanings : Perargonium graveolens for preference, Tecoma for bonds of love, Senegalia caffra for friendship, Rumhora for sincerity, Salix mucronata for water, Artemisia for absence, Zantedeshia for ardour, Vachellia karroo for secret love, Dracaena for snare, Rhamus prinioides for durability, Melianthus major for love sweet and secret, Calodendron capense for luxury, Diospyros whyteana for amusement, Strelitzia reginae for magnificence,Gladiolus dalenii for give me a break, Aloe arborescence for grief or sorrow, Clematis for safety and Dierama for grief.