Valentine's Day

What Are the Best Flowers for Valentine’s Day?

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If there’s one day to send your loved ones flowers, it’s Valentine’s Day. That said, it’s hard to choose between the seemingly endless bouquet options. Are red roses or white lilies more appropriate for your partner? What bouquet will let your BFF know you couldn’t imagine life without them? How do you pick flowers that will show your love keeps blooming?

We’ll let you in on a little secret: you’re not the first person who’s had these questions. The good news is that people across the world have been giving each other flowers for hundreds of years. Over time, certain flowers have become tied to feelings of love, admiration, and respect. With this info in mind, you can find the perfect flower delivery for Valentine’s Day.


We might as well start with the obvious choice! While roses won’t win any big creativity points, they didn’t become the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts by mistake. These time-tested beauties have become a favorite of florists and consumers alike, thanks to their long-lasting blooms and delicate petals.

However, history also plays a role in the rose’s popularity. During the times of Victorian England, each flower held a specific meaning, a sort of language of flowers. With this language in hand, people could accurately express their feelings simply by giving someone a bouquet. If you wanted to show strong feelings of love, roses were a great choice.

While roses are still tied to romance, they’ve come a long way since Victorian times. Today you can find all sorts of types and colors of roses. While a dozen red roses is a sure way to let someone know you’re madly in love with them, don’t write off other colors. Yellow and pink roses scream friendship and admiration, so they’re a great choice for your mom or close friend.


If you think more ruffles equals more romance, we’re with you. Peonies fit the bill with layers upon layers of delicate, fluffy petals. As your loved one watches the peony petals open and expand, they won’t be able to help but thinking about how your for them love has grown over time.

Don’t think these flowers just rely on their good looks. Peonies represent romance, good fortune, and prosperous marriage, so they fit right in with Valentine’s Day.


Just as you think old man winter is never going to leave, tulips begin bursting up out of the ground. This reminder that warmer days are on the way lifts our spirits and makes us think ahead. Therefore, it’s no surprise that tulips symbolize new beginnings and fresh starts.

Even if you’re on good terms with your loved one, a Valentine’s Day tulip bouquet will let them know you’re falling in love with them all over again. While this may sound a bit corny, it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to their face.

As with roses, red tulips are often associated with romantic relationships. However, don’t think tulips are just for your partner! Pink, yellow, and purple tulips are some of the best Galentine’s Day flowers out there! Order a bunch of these for your gal pals and you’ll be in Leslie Knope’s good graces.


A bit of a newcomer on the flower scene, ranunculus flowers deserve the award of rookie of the year. With mesmerizing layers of swirling petals, it’s sometimes hard to believe these flowers are real. That means they’re the perfect way to show an appreciation for an almost unbelievable love.
Since ranunculus blooms come in a wide variety of colors, you can find a hue for all your loved ones. Bright pinks and oranges will celebrate an equally bright friendship while cream-colored blooms celebrate time-tested relationships.


While cut flowers are great, they do come with an expiration date. If you want to give your loved one a flower they can enjoy for years to come, you can’t do much better than an orchid. These potted plants brighten homes with clusters of tropical flowers. As long as you provide the proper care, they’ll reward you with new flowers each year (if that’s not a metaphor for you get out what you put into relationships, we don’t know what is).

While orchids have a reputation for being a bit finicky, many types aren’t that hard to care for. With that said, it’s always a good idea to ask yourself if your loved one is looking to add a new responsibility to their life.


If you’re looking for a flower that blooms as big as your love, check out lilies. These blooms start as tightly closed buds and open up into large, trumpet-shaped flowers. That means you’ll not only get beautiful flowers, but you’ll also receive a show!

And with so many types of lilies available, you’ll be able to find the perfect blooms for your partner, grandma, and BFF. Stargazer lilies basically scream cheerfulness with large white blooms streaked with pink and speckled with red. If you’re looking for something a bit more subdued and romantic, check out white or red Asiatic lilies. And for something surprising, you can’t go wrong with the rose lily’s layered petals.

Looking to spice things up? Try sending some calla lilies. These vase-shaped blooms are one of our favorite unique Valentine’s Day flowers. Not only are they intriguing, but they’re also simply stunning. Legends say that these flowers are so beautiful that Venus herself was jealous of them. If making the goddess of love and beauty jealous doesn’t say you’re beautiful, we don’t know what does.

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera daisies are bright, bold, and just plain happy. They remind us of simpler times when we frolicked through a flower fields and spent time making flower crowns. Gerbera daisies’ cheerful blooms tend to put a smile on everyone’s face, so they make a wonderful choice if you want your Valentine’s Day flower delivery to brighten someone’s day.


Looking for flowers for someone that lights up your life? Then pick up a bouquet of sunflowers! These cheerful flowers will bring a smile to everyone’s face and they don’t come with any notions of romance. That means they’re the perfect Valentine’s Day option for coworkers, neighbors, and siblings.

While yellow and black sunflowers are the classic option, don’t think that’s all these flowers have to offer. Do a bit of digging and you’ll be able to find sunflowers in shades of red, pink, and orange.


While flowers are excellent Valentine’s Day gifts, don’t think they’re the only option. If your work BFF doesn’t have room for a bouquet or your partner isn’t the biggest flower fan, consider sending a succulent. These little plants come in a wide variety of shapes and textures, so the hardest part will be narrowing it down to just one. For truly lovely plants, check out heart-shaped succulents. Along with being the cutest, these little guys are hardy beyond belief. That means they’re an appropriate gift even if someone doesn’t have a green thumb.

Tropical Flowers

Wishing you could spend Valentine’s Day in the tropics, but finding yourself stuck at home? If that’s the case, turn to the next best thing: tropical flowers! Blooms like ginger flowers and loofah bring a touch of the tropics to every home, no matter what the weather is like outside. That means they’re a great option if your partner or friend is getting a bit tired of dreary, winter days.

Send Valentine’s Day Flowers

Now that you know some of the best flowers for Valentine’s Day, it’s time to pick out your favorites. If you order from The Bouqs Co., you’ll receive farm-fresh flowers grown on sustainable farms (because farmers and Mama Earth deserve a little love too).

Since this is such a popular holiday in the flower world, it never hurts to order ahead. By taking care of your flowers ahead of time, you’ll have time to find some romantic gifts beyond chocolate and jewelry. You can also check out some more Valentine’s Day history.

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