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Meaning of Your Valentine’s Bouquet

While the card you send with your Valentine’s Day flowers can do a great job of sending the message you intend, also take into consideration the types of flowers you’ll be sending your beloved this holiday. After all, you don’t want to give the wrong impression when you are making a grand gesture sending flowers, especially if you’re in a brand new relationship. Plus, you don’t want to fall into a rut of the same-old gifts if you’ve been together for a long time. Here’s what you should know about the meanings of your Valentine’s bouquet when you are sending it to your loved one:

Roses for Valentine’s Day

Roses are by far the most popular flower for Valentine’s Day. At their simplest, they’re a symbol of love and passion, but there is a lot more to the meaning of roses. From the color of roses to the number of roses given, there’s a lot of “reading between the lines” associated with their delivery. For example, one rose is a symbol of love at first sight, while 12 – like in Teleflora’s Enduring Passion bouquet – means “be mine.” After 12, your declaration of love gets bigger and more excessive – in fact 50 roses means that your love and wallet have no bounds! Trying to decide what colors to give your significant other? Here’s what you should know about the meaning of rose colors:

  • Red: Red roses are the most romantic, symbolizing passion and love. Order your red roses early for Valentine’s Day!
  • Pink: Pink roses can be given to a significant other or a platonic friend. They’re great for a new relationship because it won’t seem like an overwhelming grand gesture to gift them to someone you’re just beginning to date.
  • White: White roses symbolize purity and innocence, so they are great for a new marriage, young girl, or as an addition to a bouquet.
  • Yellow: Yellow roses are a sign of friendship, so they’re great to get for someone who may be feeling lonely on V-Day! However, they’re not the best bet for someone you’re dating.


12 red roses

Orchids for Valentine’s Day

If you’ll be getting someone who has an eclectic style flowers for Valentine’s Day, look no further than the Divine Orchid. These flowers mean “delicate beauty,” so if that’s what you think of when you see your significant other, he or she will definitely be flattered. Orchids don’t typically come in a bouquet, but in a pot instead, so you can guarantee your Valentine will be able to keep it for weeks to come, always thinking of you when he or she looks at it. 

orchid in potted vase

Tulips for Valentine’s Day

Tulips stand for “perfect love,” making them the perfect choice for Valentine’s Day. They also always come in an array of delightful hues, so these flowers will have their place in just about any mixed bouquet. If you still want to give a romantic, passionate vibe with your flower delivery, send a vibrant bouquet of red tulips like in Teleflora’s Radiantly Red Tulips bouquet. If you live in an area with rough winters, these tulips give off a real springtime vibe – exemplified in the Tulip Treasure – so they’ll remind your significant other that the season of bloom and rebirth is just around the corner!

red tulips in vase

Freesias for Valentine’s Day

Since freesias are so fragrant and delicate, one would assume that they’d be a shoo-in for an alternative to roses this Valentine’s Day. However, they’re actually symbolic of friendship and innocence as opposed to any romantic connotations. Since they’re so small, though, they make a great addition to mixed bouquets, like in the Roman Holiday arrangement. If you want to give your beloved a lone freesia bouquet, though, hold off on V-Day, and choose them as a Just Because bouquet instead.

freesia flower bouquet in clear vase

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  1. Sandy Thomas says

    Just getting flowers means that you are important to someone. And of course, it’s much better than candies!)) Love your post, exactly what is needed for guys at this time!)

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