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Iris and Violet or Viola

They can represent faith, hope, courage, wisdom and admiration. Specific flower colors attach further meanings to the pretty blooms. Purple iris brings a message of wisdom and compliments, while a bouquet of blue iris blossoms speak of hope and faith.

Irises became linked to the French monarchy during the Middle Ages, eventually being recognized as their national symbol, the fleur-de-lis. Iris is the 25th wedding anniversary flower and the state flower of Tennessee.

Violets are symbolic of faith, mystical awareness, inspiration, spiritual passion, profuseness and sovereignty. The ancient Romans gave the violet flower a sombre interpretation.

The violet has been thought to symbolize modesty, faithfulness, everlasting love, innocence, remembrance. In the Victorian age, a gift of violets was a declaration to always be true. It still serves as a reminder of loyalty, thoughtfulness and dependability.

In terms of color, violet represents the future, imagination, dreams. Spiritually soothes the emotions, increases our psychic ability, spiritual enlightenment, but holds firmly to the ground.