So it dawned on me whilst I was walking down a Taipei street, as the serene aroma of flora from a nearby flower shop drifted out through the air, that I have not presented any flowers to my lovelly girlfriend since I was in England.
Appalled by my obvious lack of gentlemanly behaviour I entered the premises with the view of making a potential flower purchase.
And then I remembered the reason for not purchasing flowers sooner.
Some flowers represent mourning and are unlucky. Just like back home, flowers represent a meaning, well-wishing or bad luck if given at the wrong time of year. Not wishing to fall into the trap of embarrassment by submitting unsuitable or undesireable flowers; and as I was perplexed by the diverse amount of flowers on display to me, I decided to give up and get something else for her.
The mop and bucket matched her shoes.
So my question: Which flowers (except roses) are suitable and which flowers are not, for the purpose of giving to a lady friend?