The Sweet Pea is native to Italy and the Aegean, but was cultivated in England by Henry Eckford specifically for the garden trade during the Victorian Era. In 1901, Silas Cole, the head gardener to the Earl of Spencer, discovered a natural mutation with increased fragrance and huge frilly petals more reminiscent of today’s flowers and named it ‘Countess Spencer.’ Widely regarded as the birth flower of April, they are considered lucky and linked to St Patrick’s Day. It is believed that if you plant Sweet Pea seeds before the sun rises on this particular day, you will be granted both luck and an abundance of extra fragrant flowers. In France, the sweet pea is believed to be a good omen for a bride, encouraging those around her to be truthful and give her strength and persistence.
This sterling silver charm carries our unique hallmark for authenticity. Plating is 2 microns thick and available in 9ct Gold and 18ct Rose Gold. Each piece includes a card detailing its folklore and floriography, you can choose your meaning from the drop down menu.
Charms will be attached to your selected accessory as standard. If you would like them packaged separately or attached to an existing Flower & Fable bracelet, we're happy to do this for you free of charge, please contact us here.
Floriography, also known as the language of flowers, is the practice of attributing meanings & symbolism to flowers & has been recorded in traditional cultures around the world for thousands of years.