Most people know that roses are the most popular flower to give on Valentine’s Day. However, there are other flowers that can be given instead of roses.
Reader’s Digest suggests giving flowers other than roses this Valentine’s Day.
Give red or pink tulips that symbolize fresh beginnings. These are ideal to give if you have just started a romance. A perfectly scarlet tulip represents “perfect love,” according to a Turkish legend. Tulips can also help if you’re in the doghouse. Smooth things over with yellow tulips which represent cheerful thoughts. Give white tulips if you need to be forgiven.
Tropical arrangements like orchids are reminiscent of the far-off places they come from such as Hawaii, Brazil, and the Amazon Basin. Orchids add an exotic hint of fantasy. Orchids are delicate and graceful, representing love, luxury, beauty and strength. What a combination on Valentine’s Day.
One might not think of giving sunflowers on Valentine’s Day, but the yellow petals and open face of this big bright flower symbolizes the sun itself. An entire bouquet conveys warmth, happiness, adoration, and lasting love. All these things represent Valentine’s Day.
Daisies typically look innocent and fun, but a red one is a sweet and unexpected choice to express love. Give a multicolored bunch to say “I admire you,” “thank you,” “I love you,” and “you make me happy” all at once.
Lilies are elegant and refined, but a bold choice. Give a Mini Cala Lily that symbolizes magnificence and beauty with purity and innocence. Or give a Red Peruvian Lily that mixes red heart-shaped petals with a hint of yellow.
Carnations come in different colors. Consider giving pink carnations that symbolize undying love. Because they are not too expensive, you can afford a big bouquet of them.
Violets are associated with Valentine’s Day. They have a special connotation based on the legend that says violets grew outside the window of the jail where Saint Valentine was imprisoned. In the language of flowers, the violet is symbolic of faithfulness while a violet stone, the amethyst, is also considered lucky for sweethearts.
Valentine’s Day is for men too. Women can give men flowers on Valentine’s Day. Last year about 36 percent of women bought flowers for their man. Succulents say “I love you.” Succulents like aloe or cacti are easy to care for and can last for months.
The above examples are flowers you can give on Valentine’s Day instead of roses.