Love is in the air. And what better way to say “I love you” than through the language of flowers? Whether you’re looking to make a grand romantic gesture, or looking to send a kiss via a rose – expressing your heart’s feels to your significant other has never been so simple, thanks to our Valentine’s Day guide to the best love-centric stems…
Roses are red, violets are blue… that’s not necessarily true. In fact, roses come in a vast array of vibrant hues from classic red and pink, through to orange, yellow, lavender and white.
While the red rose (and favourite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love) has long been considered a fail-safe way of saying “I love you” on Valentine’s Day, roses of the orange variety also channel the welcome traits of enthusiasm, passion and desire – a bold choice for a burning love.
Does you lover set your heart – and your loins – aflame? Red tulips have historically been regarded a declaration of love, but they’re symbolic of passion, too.
“True love, don't forget me,” said the forget-me-not to its receiver, to which they replied, “never, my love”. Forget penning a hand written note this Valentine’s Day, for the forget-me-not speaks a thousand words.
Having long been considered to symbolise a love that will never die, the primrose is a considered Valentine’s Day stem. Associated with eternal love (and youth), the name Primrose stems from the Latin word, primus, meaning first – a fine choice for a first Valentine’s Day, no less.
Indulging in dangerous Valentine’s Day liaisons? Send your lover a bouquet of gardenia stems for they are believed to symbolise a secret love. Be sure to sign your personalised notecard with a question mark, and nothing else.