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Flowers for Valentine’s Day is a common gift, well it is, if you gift her any old flowers! In the following post, we’ll give you some inside knowledge on how to pick the perfect and most appropriate Valentine’s Day flowers which will leave you smelling of roses! Sorry, we couldn’t resist….

The Most Popular Flowers on Valentine’s Day

In the 18th century, Charles II of Sweden introduced the language of flowers. Each specific flower had a meaner and in fact you could have an entire conversation with your beloved by just giving them a bouquet! Today sending flowers is a sign of love or to celebrate a joyous occasion.

Roses (Rosa): are the most popular flower sent on Valentine’s Day. This strong but delicate flower conjures up the ideas of; love, lust, devotion and sensuality. Greek Mythology associates the rose with the Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite.

Carnations (Dianthus): a long lasting carnation said to symbolize fascination, these are the most popular Valentine’s Day Flowers. With playful ruffles, soft petals and feminine in appearance.

Tulips (Tulipa): are often gifted on an 11th Wedding Anniversary. The grace of a Tulip is said to conjure up emotions such as perfect enduring love, regalness and undying passion between lovers. Not to mention they last the longest in a vase!

Costa Blanca Lilies (Lilium Cast Blanca): are a sophisticated choice for a Valentine’s Day flower. It suggest that you know your partner well, their stylish, classy and above all, beautiful.

Orchids (Orchidaceous): these Valentine’s flowers symbolize exotic places and remind your partner of their strength, beauty and the luxury you feel towards having them in your life.

Sunflowers (Helianthus): not the most obvious flower you’d think of sending on Valentine’s Day but they are a favourite among many. These cheery flowers represent happiness, lasting love and the warmth you feel to your partner.

Flower Colour Meanings

Now you’ve some idea about which Valentine’s Day flowers to choose for her, what about colour? After all, there are so many! Here are few colour ideas:

Pink flowers represent joy, innocence, youth, and delicateness. Perhaps pink carnations would then be an ideal choice.

Red flowers scream passion, desire, strength and knows no restraint which means Roses are an obvious gift.

White shows elegance, strength, elegance and modesty. White lilies are always a popular flower and colour.

Lavender flowers are considered the most delicate flower and are seen as femininity all grown up.

Valentine’s Bouquets from a Florist

Nearly everywhere sells Valentine’s bouquets but nothing says I love you more than sourcing her bouquet from a florist. The attention and detail required to put together a bouquet that grabs her attention can only be done by a professional. A florist will help you to choose the right complimenting colours, textures and arrangement.

There’s nothing better than walking into a fragrant florists to see extravagant and simple bouquets designs, this will help you choose yours. They will offer you their expert opinion on arrangement and fragrance, helping you to pick a Valentine’s bouquet which will be remember a long time after it’s shrivelled up! In the covered market we are lucky enough to have two of the finest florists Jemini Flowers and The Garden who will be personally on hand to help you hand select the right flowers for Valentine’s Day.