Did you ever stop and think about the meanings behind your favorite blooms? Throughout history, people have given flowers to each other as a symbol of their longing, devotion, love and friendship. When choosing a flowering plant as a gift, consider what message it communicates. We've put together a guide to help you find the perfect way to say it with flowers!
Roses: I LOVE YOU
Roses are the traditional symbol of love and the most popular flower given on Valentine's Day. Consider giving the one you love a rose bush, rather than cut roses.
Orchids: LOVE, LUXURY, BEAUTY & STRENGTH
Representing rare and delicate beauty, orchids are elegant and long-lasting, making them the perfect gift for any occasion.
Tulips: PERFECT LOVE
Red tulips are a declaration of love. Other colors carry different meanings -- yellow tulips symbolize cheerful thoughts, white conveys forgiveness and purple represents royalty.
Primrose: I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU
The primrose is an unusually vivid spring-blooming perennial flower. Unlike the faint pastels associated with spring, primrose shout out in bold yellows, reds, pinks, blues, oranges and white. Their flower stalks sprout up from low, ground-hugging rosettes of lush green leaves and stay in bloom for weeks. By forcing these blooms in our greenhouse, we can get them to you well before spring sets in. These flowers make a cheery houseplant this time of year, and a great Valentine.
This HEART-shaped flower symbolizes hospitality. Anthuriums are long-lasting houseplant with a unique and irresistibly beauty.
Camellias: LONG-LASTING DEVOTION
With their delicate soft, round petals and gentle curves, these evergreen flowering shrubs are considered a symbol of devotion - a perfect gift for your sweetheart.
Peonies: RICHES & HONOR
Peonies are known as the flower of riches and honor. With their lush, full, rounded blooms, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. A peony is a great way to wish a someone good fortune.