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Romantic Flowers and Their Meaning

Romantic Flowers and Their Meaning

Flowers are a beautiful and timeless way to express love and affection on Valentine’s Day. Having been used to convey emotions and messages for centuries, flowers have a rich history and symbolic meaning. As we approach Valentine’s Day, we can’t help but wonder about all of the different romantic flowers and their meaning.



Roses are probably the most popular flower for Valentine’s Day. Known for their timeless beauty and notable fragrance, rose bouquets have been used as symbols of love and passion for centuries. Roses come in a variety of colors, each with its own unique meaning. 

Red roses: a traditional symbol of love and passion, red roses are often given to a romantic partner to express deep love and affection. 

Pink roses: associated with grace and elegance, pink roses are often given as a symbol of appreciation and admiration.

White roses: connected with innocence and purity, white roses are often given as a symbol of friendship. They are also given to convey a message of peace and hope.

Yellow roses: universally known as the symbol of friendship, yellow roses are a great way to celebrate your friends on Valentine’s Day.



Tulips are another popular flower for Valentine’s Day. Known for their vibrant colors and delicate beauty, tulips come in a variety of colors, each with its own unique meaning. Best of all, when gifted in an open-view vase, you can replant the bulbs to enjoy your tulips for years to come.

Red tulips: associated with true love and passion, red tulips are often given as a symbol of romantic love.

Purple tulips: known as a symbol of elegance, refinement, and admiration, purple tulips are often given to people you admire for their elegance and poise.

Yellow tulips: naturally cheerful, yellow tulips represent hope, happiness, and joy. Yellow tulips are typically given to friends and family.

Variegated tulips: multicolored tulips have come to symbolize “beautiful eyes,” and you would typically give them to someone you have a romantic crush on.


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Lilies are another popular flower for Valentine’s Day. They are known for their delicate beauty and sweet fragrance. Most commonly lilies have come to symbolize devotion and purity, they also come in a variety of colors, each with its own unique meaning.

Red lilies: symbolize passion and are given to romantic partners.

Orange (tiger) lilies: symbolize confidence, pride, and wealth and can be given to anyone you admire or added to your bouquet for a pop of color.

Yellow lilies: symbolize thankfulness and desire for enjoyment. Yellow lilies are given to people you admire and care about, such as a friend or colleagues.

White Daisies

White Daises

The common name daisy comes from the Old English word daeges eage, which means “day’s eye.” This refers to the daisy’s tendency to open in the morning and close at night. The white petals of diseases have come to symbolize love, beauty, purity, innocence, and simplicity.

Daisies are the perfect flowers to add to a Valentine’s Day bouquet or to celebrate an anniversary.


Sun flowers

Representing warmth, happiness, adoration, and longevity, sunflowers tend to look best on their own, as they often steal the attention from other flowers in your Valentine’s Day arrangements. Sunflowers arrangements can be gifted to friends and family for Valentine’s Day to show just how much they mean to you.



Generally speaking, the thin petals of chrysanthemums have come to symbolize joy and optimism. Available in various colors, white petals represent truth or loyal love, and red petals are associated with love. Just be sure to steer clear of yellow chrysanthemums, which represent slighted love.

Mixed flower arrangements

Why send just one type of flower when you can send several? Mixed flower bouquets are a great way to show your loved ones just how much they mean to you this Valentine’s Day. When it comes to selecting the right blooms for your arrangement, just remember the flower that’s most dominant will send the message you wish to convey. For example, an arrangement with red roses will symbolize romantic love, while an arrangement with lots of green and white roses would be best for a friend or family member.

If you’re interested in sending an exquisite floral arrangement to a friend, loved one, colleague, or even yourself this Valentine’s Day, the flower affidavits at Darcey Flowers can help. As the UAE’s world-class florist, we provide our clients with inspiring floral arrangements that enrich our client’s lives and express their feelings and emotions. A few of our more popular Valentine’s Day flowers include our Sugar Kisses arrangement, Tulip Magic bouquet, Sealed with a Kiss arrangement, and vibrant Lovey Dovey bouquet

Need a little more inspiration? We encourage you to browse our online floral collection and place your order today.