Flowers have been a long-standing gift for Valentine's Day. February 14th is one of, if not the busiest days for florist. It really does not matter what type of flower you select to send to someone on Valentine's Day, but some flowers have a reputation for being more romantic than others. The following is a top ten list of the most romantic flowers for Valentine's Day.
#10 The Iris (Meaning: Faith and Hope)
The iris has been a choice flower by many people. There are three classifications of this flower. The Beaded Irises, Arid Irises and the Beardless Iris. Each one has it's own unique qualities and beauty.
#9 The Sunflower (Meaning: Loyalty)
The magnificent sunflower is one of the fastest growing plants in North America. It is the national flower of Russia. Native Americans used it for food and oil. It is still a favorite flower of Valentine's Day because of its beauty.
#8 The Wildflower (Meaning: Adoration)
There are over 5,000 species of wild flowers. More than 20% of wildflowers belong to the sunflower family. They have an exotic beauty connected with them. Wildflowers have been given on Valentine's Day as far back as time can reveal.
#7 The Lilac (Meaning: Do You Still Love Me?)
Lilacs were first cultivated in the Middle of the last century in Europe, and most of the varieties developed are those still sold today. They are available in white and Lavender, they are also very expensive at this time of year.
#6 The Carnation (Meaning: Fascination)
Carnations are the UK's best selling flower. They are an excellent cut flower and have a long lasting quality. They can last up to three weeks after being cut. The pink carnation has been long associated with a woman's love.
#5 The Orchid (Meaning: Love, Beauty, Seduction and Refinement)
Orchids are the largest family of the plant kingdom with over 25,000 naturally occurring species in the world. They are indigenous to tropical or semi-tropical regions of the world such as Asia, South, and Central America.The Dendrobian or Cymbidium are the most readily available.
#4 The Lily (Meaning: Beauty)
One of the first descriptions of the lily dates from the Chinese Middle ages. The plant flowers until late autumn and there are three types, red, yellow, or purple. Lilies have been cultivated for over 3000 years. In Greek poetry, the lily stood for tenderness and referred to as the voice of muses.
#3 The Tulip (Meaning: Perfect Love)
In the Victorian language of flowers, red tulips are a declaration of love, making them idea Valentine's Day gifts. Tulips will continue to grow in water after they are cut, and will curve toward light. Tulips are the third-biggest selling flower in Holland and are very popular in the UK where many are grown.
#2 The Daisy (Meaning: Innocence, Loyal, Love, Purity)
The daisy is familiar to most as a "weed" of the lawn. The upturned flower head looks like a single flower, but actually consists of a number of small, tightly, packed individual flowers or "florets." The daisy was described by Chaucer in his writings as the "day's eye."
#1 The Rose (Meaning: I Love You)
The rose is a year round favorite. It is probably the best-loved flower in the world. The red rose is the symbol of England and is worn on St George's Day. It is also the symbol of love and the most popular flower given on Valentine's Day.
Please consult your local florist to help guide you with your choice of Valentine's flowers, They can also make suggestions that can be the right fit for your Valentine's gift.