Flowers have been a long-standing favorite for Valentine’s Day, and February 14th is one of the busiest days for flowers. Looking for the perfect way to say it, try sending a flower that has a meaning. Here is a list of some ‘meaningful’ flowers that we adore:
ORCHIDS (Meaning: Love, Luxury, Beauty and Strength)
During the Victorian era, orchid symbolism shifted to luxury, and today this sense of magnificence and artful splendor continues, with orchids representing rare and delicate beauty. The 14th wedding anniversary flower, pink orchids convey pure affection, and the popular cattelya orchid represents mature charm.
ROSES (Meaning: I Love You)
The rose is a year-round favorite. It is the symbol of love and the most popular flower given on Valentine's Day. Each color offers a distinct meaning: red, the lover’s rose, signifies enduring passion; white, humility and innocence; yellow, expressing friendship and joy; pink, gratitude, appreciation and admiration; orange, enthusiasm and desire; white lilac and purple roses represent enchantment and love at first sight.
ANTHURIUMS (Meaning: Hospitality)
With their open, heart-shaped flowers, it’s no wonder that anthurium have come to symbolize hospitality. With bold, typically red flowers and shiny, dark green foliage, anthurium, are long-lasting and irresistibly beautiful.
TULIPS (Meaning: Perfect Love)
In the Victorian language of flowers, red tulips are a declaration of love, making them ideal Valentine's Day. A Turkish legend may be responsible for the red tulip's symbolism. The story goes that a prince named Farhad was love struck by a maiden named Shirin. When Farhad learned that Shirin had been killed, he was so overcome with grief that he killed himself - riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. It's said that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."
LILIES (Meaning: Beauty)
Known as the May birth flower, and the 30th wedding anniversary flower. While white lilies symbolize chastity and virtue, white stargazer lilies express sympathy and pink stargazer lilies represent wealth and prosperity. Symbolizing humility and devotion, lilies of the valley are the 2nd wedding anniversary flower.
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