By Siva Stephens

The "language" of flowers became so popular in the early 19th century that in 1819 a French woman named Charlotte de la Tour wrote the first flower symbolism guide. According to Kathleen Karlsen of Living Arts Originals, during Victorian times "speech bouquets" were a popular way for a man to compliment a woman--since direct verbal expressions of emotion between unmarried members of the opposite sex were strongly discouraged.

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White jasmine flowers symbolize grace with modesty.

Freesia

Common freesia (Freesia corymbosa) is a perennial herb that blooms beautifully in the blazing sun. It symbolizes the triumph of perseverance over adversity, or grace under pressure.

Queen Anne's Lace

This lovely wildflower (Daucus carota) is so-called because centuries ago a friend of England's Queen Anne teasingly challenged her to make some lace as lovely as the blossom. Queen Anne's Lace is symbolic of the grace that can bloom in a comfortable environment.

Cowslip

Cowslip (Primula veris) is a wild version of the familiar primrose flower. The bright blossoms waving on their stems on mossy meadow floors are a symbol of cheerful grace.

Jasmine

The heavenly scented jasmine flower (Jasminum polyanthum) symbolizes elegance. White jasmine means friendly and yellow jasmine stands for modesty, but jasmine of any type means graceful.

Pink Roses

There are thousands of species that fall under the genus Rosa, and roses are probably the most symbolic blooms in the language of flowers. Roses have different meanings depending on their colors, how fully bloomed they are and whether or not the leaves are left on the stems. To signify grace, send pink roses.

Oleander

Oleander flowers (Nerium oleander) grow on a small, evergreen tree. The delicate flowers are showy and often sweetly scented. Oleanders symbolize beauty and grace.