These fluffy blooms are most commonly associated with romance, prosperity, and bashfulness. Some even believe they’re a good luck charm, bringing good fortune to whoever receives them. Peonies also have some roots in Greek mythology: as one myth states, Apollo used to turn beautiful nymphs into peonies if Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, knew he was flirting with them.
Unsurprisingly, this classic bud is the most popular choice for Valentine’s Day. It could be because red roses symbolize love, romance, beauty and perfection. The iconic flower is also known for being pricey because flower growers hold back their rose bushes for months in order to have them bloom in time for February 14 and then they raise prices, giving roses that sought-after reputation.
The spicy cinnamon and clove scent of this delicate bouquet will be a pleasant surprise to your valentine. Once you tell her they symbolize beauty that doesn’t fade with age and a lifetime of happiness, they’re sure to become her favorite flower.
These fiery red flowers are all about love and passion — so gift these to your lovely lady if you’re feeling romantic.
These colorful, swirly flowers also called “buttercups,” symbolize charm, attraction, and radiance, so give a bouquet of these beauties and you’ll be letting the recipient know “I am dazzled by your charms”.
Named for their star-shaped flower head, asters represent love, charm, and sensitivity. These pink blossoms are the emblem of Venus, the goddess of love.
Though this variety is technically the 10-year anniversary flower, gifting your special someone this lucky flower on Valentine’s Day will bring 12 months of good luck and happiness.
Daisies are known for symbolizing beauty, innocence and purity. The Gerbera variety, recognizable by their large flowering heads, is available in an assortment of peppy hues, which gives them the additional meaning of cheerfulness.
Tulips stand for perfect love. The elegant and easily identifiable blooms are one of the most popular flowers in the world but are most often associated with the Netherlands, where they flourished in the 17th century. They convey comfort and warmth and are a good Valentine’s Day pick since they’re classic and affordable.
Otherwise known as Peruvian lilies, these long-lasting, attention-grabbing petals represent friendship and devotion. According to the Flower Expert, they’re native to South America and feature multiple blooms per stem, which make for voluptuous arrangements. Perhaps best of all, they’re easy to find in most neighborhood supermarkets!
Casa Blanca Lilies
These white Oriental lilies typically stand for beauty, class and style. A man who creates a bouquet with these dramatic — and expensive — lilies is sophisticated and knows his partner well. Also, people love these stunning blooms’ heady fragrance.
These rare blossoms symbolize love, beauty, luxury and strength. Plus, they send the message of exotic seduction. If someone gives you orchids, they’re a little wilder than the person who goes for a dozen roses. Orchids also hold up well over time, both in bouquets and pots.
These ruffled blooms stand for fascination and new love. Even better, these cheerful blooms are hearty and very affordable.
In some parts of the world, dark blue or purple irises indicate royalty. No matter their color (they’re most commonly seen in blue, white and yellow), they stand for faith and hope. Mix them up with red tulips or daisies for a “striking combination”.