The Meaning of Flowers on Valentines Day

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There is no better way of showing someone you care than giving Valentine flowers. Even if you are giving other Valentine gifts, Valentine flowers add that little something extra to any Valentine’s Day gift.

What Flowers to Give For some people, roses are the only flower that will do as Valentine’s flowers. Nothing says “I love you” better than roses. Roses are the ultimate romantic flower, and the most popular present for Valentine ’s Day. White roses are for love, red roses are for passion, and yellow roses are for friendship. Lilac roses are the choice to symbolize love at first sight. Red roses are the most traditional Valentine’s flower, but white, yellow, or pink, are also used. Red Roses signify passion or strength of feeling, yellow roses stand for love, and white roses traditionally reflect innocence. A dozen red roses are considered to be a gift of love, while a single long stemmed red rose is usually seen as a passionate gift.

Other Choices for Valentine’s Flowers If you want to choose something different for a Valentine’s flower, consider the recipient. What is her favorite flower? Knowing what certain floral colors symbolize can help you make the perfect choice.

What Colors Mean in Flowers Blue Valentine’s flowers represent tranquility and harmony, and give a sense of stability, confidence, honesty and security. True blue flowers are difficult and often expensive to come by.

Green Valentine’s flowers bring good luck, with emerald leaves, apple-tinted blossoms, and chartreuse stems are associated with harmony and stability.

Orange Valentine’s flowers suggest flamboyance, and really ‘fiery’ blossoms convey confidence and kinship.

Pink colored Valentine’s flowers in pale pinks suggest emotional healing and inner calm, and bright shades of pink suggest friendship, and a fun romance.

Red Valentine’s flowers are intense, passionate, and dynamic. Red colored flowers are seductive.

White Valentine’s flowers represent peace and purity, and if they are given as a gift they are a gesture of respect.

Yellow Valentine’s flowers represent hope and happiness, or are given as a token of courage and cheerfulness

This is a busy time of the year for florists so order early. Make sure you add a thoughtful message to your Valentine’s Day flowers, even if you are giving them in person. It can be romantic, humorous or a quote from a poem.


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