What Your Favourite Valentine’s Flowers Actually Mean

Valentine’s Day is almost here fairies!

We know you are just as excited as we are to give and receive a bunch of absolutely gorgeous flowers … but have you ever really considered what those flowers mean?

We’ve done some research and come up with a list of the most popular Valentine’s Day flowers and the interesting meanings behind them.

Stay woke and make sure you and your bae give the right flower this Valentine’s Day.


While roses are a quintessential Valentine’s Day flower, make sure you give your loved one the right colour! Roses can be tricky, so it’s best to stick with red, meaning romantic love, beauty, courage and respect. If you receive a yellow rose, it’s time to drop that fool because that flower means “friendship.”



These flowers are simply stunning. The peony is mainly known for representing beauty in all forms, with a focus on romance and romantic love, especially between two strangers. So, this Valentine’s day is the perfect time to give a peony to that cutie from work that you’ve never talked to before … they’ll figure it out.


Gerbera Daisies

As the fifth most popular flower in the world, Gerbera Daisies are very common on Valentine’s Day. With a primary meaning of innocence, purity and cheerfulness, these flowers are known to be the “gift of cheer.” The Egyptian meaning of the Gerbera is “happiness” due to its similarity to the sun. So, spread some happiness and give some Gerberas this V-day.



Need a way to tell your boo that you have an undying passionate love for them? Then the Tulip is the flower for you. This regal flower’s meaning is intense but beautiful as it signifies the enduring love between partners, as well as a promise of prosperity.



Although the Lily is mainly considered to mean royalty, purity, motherhood and fertility, it also means passion and drive. Is your significant other pregnant? If so, this is the prefect flower to gift them. Don’t forget to tell them the meaning – we promise it will have them swooning.



Ah, the Orchid. Such a beautiful and significant flower. Symbolising love, beauty and thoughtfulness, this flower is perfect for Valentine’s Day. We know we would be overjoyed to receive a bunch of orchids from our bae’s, so get out there and grab a bunch.



The Carnation’s scientific name, Dianthus, comes from a combination of two Latin words; “dios”, meaning gods and “anthos” meaning flower. So, basically this flower is known as “the flower of the gods.” As well as meaning love and fascination, carnations are perfect to give to your lover to let them know they themselves are “from the gods.”


Written by Ellen Kirkness

Posted in Culture, Flowers, Style by wedded wonderland

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