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The Best Flowers for Love, Dates, and Proposals

Flowers For Love

This is not new news: flowers are romantic.  Sending someone flowers is always a loving gesture to let them know you are thinking about them. But what flowers are right for the right occasion? You may automatically jump to roses, but the truth is, when it comes to choosing the right flowers for love and passion, there are more options than you might think.

Lucky for you, we’ve got the scoop on the most romantic flowers for every occasion, from Valentine’s Day to anniversaries to marriage proposals – plus, of course, the perfect Bouqs to match!


Flowers for Love

If you’re looking for flowers to tell someone you love them, it’s hard to go wrong. That said, you’ll want to make your gift as personal as possible so your loved one knows you put some thought into it. Are you sending these flowers to your mom to tell her you love her, or your sweetheart, for example? Check out some of our faves:


Carnations are a notoriously underrated flower, despite being affordable and durable and just straight up gorgeous. Carnations mean “I love you,” so they are perfect for someone you need to send a little love to. Hot tip: red carnations are the flowers for first wedding anniversaries, so mark your calendars, newlyweds!


Azaleas are sent as a reminder for a loved one to take care of themselves. This is a good gift for any loved one – whether it is romantic love or platonic love – when they are going through tough times.


The alstroemeria represents friendship and devotion. If you need to remind a friend that you love them and will always be there for them, sending some beautiful alstroemerias – a.k.a. “Peruvian lilies” – their way will certainly do the trick!


Another flower for friendship, send these beautiful blooms to your friends to wish them well and let them know you love them! In Australia, they are known for Mother’s Day because the nickname of these flowers are “mums.” Send them to your mom any day of the year if you want to remind her you love her!

Flowers for Romance

Whether the romance is new or old, sending flowers to your boo is a great way to create a spark. If you want to get all romantic up in here, try one of these flowers:


These romantic blooms represent prosperity and bashfulness, so if you and your sweetie have a fresh romance a-blooming, send them peonies to let them know that you want the romance to continue to blossom!


Orchids’ exotic appearance often associates the flower with sexuality… so orchids are a great romantic gesture if you want to take your romance to the next level. Plus, orchids are usually a potted flower, so they are a more long-term gift, like your love!

Red Roses

Duh! Do we even need to explain this one? When you think of romancing someone, you probably already think of red roses. So, send him or her a beautiful bunch of red roses at any moment in your relationship, and your significant other will know what is on your mind.

Yellow Daffodils

Yellow daffodils are symbolic of new beginnings. Send them to your new beau and let them know you are excited about the start of your new relationship! Plus, they are good luck, which any new relationship needs!

Flowers for Dates

If you are looking to take your date to the next level, surprise your sweetheart with flowers! Don’t get us wrong – not every date requires flowers. But it definitely couldn’t hurt the situation, especially if you’re feeling pretty confident about the way things are heading. The only time you should consider steering clear of a bundle of flowers is a long date where there will be lots of walking, because then either you or your date will be required to carry them the whole way. If you need some ideas for what to do on a first date, check out our great guide.


If you could really use an alternative to roses, try the ranunculus! This fascinating bloom is known as the rose of spring, and can be one of the most romantic flowers for a unique date.

Gerbera Daisies

There is nothing brighter and more vivacious than a daisy! Daisies represent desire in a relationship, so if you are desiring more time with your sweetie, bring daisies to your next date night.


Sunflowers are a guaranteed way to brighten anyone’s day! Not only that, but sunflowers are representative of happiness. If you are going on a date with someone who fills your day with sunshine and happiness, you can’t go wrong by getting them a big Bouq of sunflowers.


Gardenias are such lovely and fragrant flowers, and they typically come in single blooms, so it is a lovely gift for date night because your partner won’t have so much to carry around. Gardenias are symbolic of a deep and old-fashioned love, so if you want to have a cute old-fashioned date without hopping in a time machine, try giving your beau a gardenia.

Flowers for Marriage Proposals

If you are planning to propose, chances are you want the big night to be perfect, down to the last detail. So you can’t forget to have flowers on hand! If you are looking for a good flower to have around when you propose, try:


Tulips are some of the most romantic flowers, but red tulips specifically are representative of perfect love. Even though no relationship is perfect, having red tulips in your proposal lets your future wife know that you think the two of you together is perfection!


Purple irises are symbolic of royalty. If you are looking to make your lady into your queen, have purple irises on hand during your proposal.

Red Roses

Wait, weren’t red roses already on this list? Guilty as charged – but they’re so romantic that they deserve an extra spot. Especially if you already tend to give your honey red roses when you want to remind her that you love her, using them when you propose will remind her of all the good times you’ve already had together.

Their favorite flower

This seems like a no-brainer, but think about it. Do you know her favorite flower? You are about to agree to spend the rest of your life with this person, so you better find out what their favorite is ASAP if you don’t already know! Then, run out a grab a Bouq of them – your lady will be touched you put in the effort.

Have none of these flowers stuck out to you? Don’t worry – The Bouqs Co. has dozens of the most romantic flower options sure to woo your boo all year round. Next time you are going to order flowers online, browse our complete selection of seasonal and evergreen bouquets.

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