In the 16th century, sweet William was introduced to northern Europe and later to North America. "Sweet William" is often said to honour the 18th century Prince William, Duke of Cumberland. As a result of the Duke's victory at the Battle of Culloden and his generally brutal treatment of the king's enemies, it is also claimed that the Scots sometimes call the flower "Stinking Billy"
Sweet William- gallantry, finesse & perfection
Orchid- magnificence, love, beauty
Lily of the Valley- purity & humility, sweetness
White Jasmine- amiability & cheerfulness
Ivy- friendship, wedded love, fidelity, affection