Valentine’s Day comes around every February 14th, and it’s an iconic day for celebrating romantic love. However, even those without a romantic partner can celebrate Valentine’s Day by sending flowers to those they care about. From friendships to extended family members to valued co-workers, there’s a flower type and color to fit every meaningful connection in your life. The following are some of the most popular Valentine’s Day flowers along with their meanings:
Of course, the rose is the quintessential flower for Valentine’s Day. Deep red roses symbolize love combined with great passion. A dozen (or two) of bright red roses is the perfect classic Valentine’s Day gift for your true love, and there will be no doubt about their meaning.
However, roses can also have different meanings depending upon the color given. For example, pink roses connote admiration and gratitude for the recipient. Yellow roses signify friendship, joy and new beginnings. Orange can show your enthusiasm or desire for someone, and white conveys a pure reverence.
Tulips are associated with hope and the promise of spring and renewal. Red tulips show passion and romantic love, yellow tulips express hope and cheer, pink tulips can show friendship and happiness, and purple tulips express reverence and admiration. White tulips convey elegance and beauty.
The orchid is a beautiful tropical flower that’s grown in popularity for Valentine’s Day gift-giving in recent years. It expresses opulence and rarified affection. There are a range of species with different styles and flower configurations, so there’s sure to be an ideal look for each recipient. As for color meanings, they mirror those of the tulip quite closely.
Like tulips, lilies are a flower that connotes rebirth and renewal. They are also regal and elegant, blooming in a range of styles from the sleek, trumpet-like calla lily to more exotic looks like Asiatic and stargazer lilies. Lilies in pastel colors express the more subtle emotions of admiration and reverence, while the deep pinks and oranges show a strong passion and gratitude for the recipient. A Golden Crown arrangement combines bright yellow roses and purple orchids for a truly regal effect.
Valentine’s Day is the ideal time for celebrating love in all its forms. Consider these flower meanings when making your flower gift selections, and contact Central Square Florist when you’re ready to place your Valentine’s Day flower order.