In Victorian times, people believed in the secret language of flowers. A person might send different blooms to convey a particular message to a romantic interest, close friend or family member. In the 21st century, flowers are always a popular gift on Mother’s Day, but modern moms probably won’t know the precise difference in meaning between say, a yellow tulip and a white chrysanthemum. But there’s no doubt that certain blossoms still convey certain messages. So, what does a person’s flower choice say about their relationship with their mom?
Perhaps mom has very specific tastes that only a son or daughter would know. Or perhaps mom and daughter have become so close that they’re more like pals. Whatever the relationship, the language of flowers points to the perfect bouquet to give for Mother’s Day. Us Weekly took a look at some popular bouquet choices and what those choices mean according to flower language.