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""Orchideous!" and a bunch of flowers burst from the wand tip."
Garrick Ollivander's use of this spell[src]

The Bouquet Spell[4] (Orchideous)[1] was a transfiguration spell that conjured a bouquet of flowers from the tip of the caster's wand.[1] The spell was invented by Miranda Goshawk.[3]

The movement for this spell was to move one's wand in a circle in the air, with the spell producing a pink light upon casting. The flowers conjured by this spell were usually pink in colour as well.[2]

This spell was covered in fourth-year Transfiguration classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[2]

Known uses[]

Caster(s) Date Notes
Minerva McGonagall and Jacob's sibling 1987–1988 school year While teaching fourth-years in Transfiguration class, Professor McGonagall demonstrated the successful casting of this spell which Jacob's sibling duplicated.[2]
Garrick Ollivander November 1994 Ollivander used this spell when he tested Fleur Delacour's wand at the Wand weighing ceremony before the Triwizard Tournament. The spell probably conjured orchids or some flowers, which Ollivander gave to Fleur after conjuring them.[1]

Known practitioners[]


From the Latin "Orchideae", the name for the orchid plant family.

Behind the scenes[]

Hermione conjuring flowers GIF

Hermione's possible use of this spell


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 10 (Seeing Red) - Transfiguration Lesson "Orchideous"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, A Book of Tells, Chapter II: It's Complicated
  4. Wizarding World - A handy guide to the lesser known spells in the wizarding world
  5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 20 (Lord Voldemort's Request)
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 16 (Godric's Hollow)
Transfiguration (class)
COS Vera Verto demo
Branches of Transfiguration Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Notable practitioners Circe · Emeric Switch · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall · Charles Rookwood · Matilda Weasley
Textbooks A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells taught at Hogwarts
Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Partial Vanishment · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell (Evanesco)
Conjuring Spells Bird-Conjuring Charm (Avis) · Inanimatus Conjurus Spell · Bouquet Spell (Orchideous) · Snake Summons Spell (Serpensortia)
Transforming Spells Animal to water goblet (Vera Verto) · Armadillo to Pillow · Bowling Ball to Balloon · Beetle into Button · Cauldron to badger · Cat to cauldron (Felifors) · Cauldron Cakes to Cabbages · Chair to cat · Cross-Species Switches · Desk Into Pig · Fairy Cakes to Fairies · Feather Duster to Ferret · Ferret to Feather Duster · Gobstone to butterfly · Goldfinch to Golden Snitch · Flobberworm to Fritter · Gnomes to Lawn Gnomes · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Gobstone to Skunk · Hedgehog to pincushion · King to Rook · Lovebird to Love Note · Match to needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Pawn to Queen · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Puffskein to Paperweight · Rubbish to Raccoon Dog · Small Child to Rat · Small object to dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to bird (Avifors) · Target to matchbox (Flintifors) · Target to rabbit (Lapifors) · Teacup into Gerbil · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to Tortoise · Thimble to Thestral · Toad to Toadstool · Tortoise to Trumpet · White rabbits to slippers

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