10 of the Most Romantic Flowers for Valentine's Day

Not sure which Valentine's flowers to send? Take a look at 10 of the most romantic flowers for Valentine's Day.

By: THURSD. | 09-02-2024 | 7 min read
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Red gerbera and orchid arrangement

Valentine's Day is a time of flowers. With so many beautiful emotional bouquets and types of flowers to choose from, you might not be alone in wondering where to start with Valentine's flowers. That's why this guide of ten of the most romantic flowers for Valentine's Day will give you a full hand. Time to get romantic!

These Are 10 of the Most Romantic Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Did you know around 250 million stems of flowers are sold during Valentine's Day globally? Insane statistics prove once again that flowers are power. Sending romantic flowers to a loved one for Valentine's Day is a timeless gesture. Many flowers express love, passion, and admiration, making them the perfect way to show someone special just how much you care, especially when words are just not enough. Besides that, they instantly brighten up a room and bring joy to both the giver and receiver.

Flowers are pretty much a way of saying 'I Love You', so get your prepping started for this very special occasion. In case you need extra help choosing the blooms to gift your loved ones, here is a guide of 10 romantic flowers for V-Day that'll do the job just right.


Nine of the most romantic flowers for Valentines Day
Photo: Unsplash


1. Red Roses 

Red roses are the number one option in the world when it comes to gifting romantic flowers for Valentine's Day. They can definitely be considered the 'Queen Bee' of flowers, especially during this season. Sometimes classic is classic for a reason. Put together a bouquet of long-stemmed red roses and your Valentine won't be mad about it. Red roses might seem like a bit of a cliché, but they're extremely popular for a reason. Here's The Ultimate Guide to the Best Red Valentine's Day Roses as well as The Meaning and Popularity of Red Roses on Valentine's Day.


Red roses for a Valentines Day gift
A gorgeous flaming red bouquet for Valentine's Day
Photo: @lacybird_uae


They've symbolized love throughout history, firmly cementing their status as the romantic flower of choice, the reason why they're considered one of the most romantic flowers for Valentine's Day. In Greek mythology, the red rose was created by the goddess of love Aphrodite, and in Roman times, newly married couples wore rose crowns and covered their beds in rose petals.

2. Pink Roses

Red roses are ideal for extravagant love gestures, but we understand that occasionally it could be a bit much. When it comes to Valentine's Day, pink roses convey a kinder message, making them an excellent substitute, especially if you're still dating and don't want a bouquet that shouts 'I love you' just yet.


Pink roses to celebrate Vday
Photo: @cherwebbmakeup


Light pink flowers represent grace, happiness, and sweetness, whereas deeper pink roses represent admiration and appreciation. They won't be overly intense, but they'll convey that you care about someone and that they make you happy.

3. Orchids

Another of the 10 most romantic flowers for Valentine's Day is orchids. They're a brilliant choice for this special day because they represent unity, love, beauty, and unbridled passion. These beautiful and rare wildflowers embody the spirit of love and resilience in relationships because they grow easily and quickly and are sturdy flowers. Orchids bloom for months or even years, serving as a perfect reminder of your love every time your date passes by the flowers. But hold on... there's a perfect orchid choice for Valentine's Day. The Cymbidium Valentine (hence its name) has quickly risen to become the #1 flower for Valentine's Day. Why? Read more about this stunner in the article 'The New #1 Valentine Flower?'


Pink Cymbidium valentine
Pink Cymbidium Valentine by Ronald Ammerlaan's Nursery
Photo: Holex


4. Sunflowers

These cheerful beauties are the perfect flowers to send your mom or a friend to brighten their day, not to mention you can also totally give sunflowers to your partner on Valentine's Day. The warm and bright sunflower represents warmth, happiness, and loyalty and is the perfect mood lifter. A cute choice that will surprise your partner, and will make you stand out among the rest who traditionally gift red roses only. Surprise your loved one and tell them about the meaning of these heartfelt flowers for V-day by reading the article 'The Meaning and Symbolism of the Sunflower'.


Sunflowers are the most romantic flowers for Valentine's Day - on Thursd
Helianthus, commonly known as sunflowers


5. Ranunculus

Buttercups are a flower as lovely as their name. Symbolizing charm, ranunculus has been used to let someone know how charmed you are by them! These mesmerizing gorgeous flowers come in a variety of colors and are one of the nine most romantic and suitable flowers to give to your loved ones on Valentine's Day.


Cloni Succes Favola ranunculus by Floraprima
Cloni Succes Favola ranunculus by Floraprima


PS: These gorgeous flowers bloom in late winter and early spring, another reason why they make the perfect Valentine’s Day flowers. The vibrant and delicately swirled ranunculus blooms allude to romance, charisma, and radiance.

6. Calla Lilies

Valentine's Day, a worldwide celebration of love and affection, is frequently marked by the exchange of traditional gifts like chocolates and roses. While these are traditional options, the calla lily is a subtle but equally appealing option that deserves to be highlighted in the world of romantic flowers. Calla lilies are a unique way to express love on this special occasion.


Simply Calla ideas for valentines day using calla
A colorful mix of light pink, hot pink, peachy, and deep burgundy calla lilies for V-day
Photo: iBulb


7. Tulips 

Although they're more well known as a herald of spring, tulips actually have one of the most deeply romantic meanings, as they signify a perfect and undying love. As with most flowers, red tulips are most closely associated with romance, but other tulip colors also have meanings relevant to Valentine's Day. Pink tulips convey happiness and affection, and yellow tulips represent joy and cheer. Striking purple tulips are linked to royalty, nobility, and elegance - perfect for someone who deserves to be treated like a king or queen! One of the ten most romantic flowers for Valentine's Day, check! Did you know every year there's a Tulip Day with a specific theme to celebrate the beauty of the flower? Tulips are flowers that catch the attention of everyone around the world and deserve a special mention not only for Valentine's Day.


Tulips romantic flowers for Valentines Day
Photo: @lavieenrose_tgu


8. Lilies

Lilies have predominantly been associated with love, devotion, purity, and femininity. These long-stemmed bulbous flowers could be a fragrant reminder of your love and commitment to your partner. Lilies are historically relevant in many cultures, representing fertility and motherhood, thanks to Hera and Zeus’s story in Greek mythology.


Cindy Gunther with white Bredefleur lilies on Thursd
Cindy Gunther's Valentine's Day design using Bredefleur's Lily Genzano variety


9. Freesias

Freesias also make part of nine of the most romantic flowers for Valentine's Day. These flowers are sort of like a big flower in a small package. Freesias just can't be beaten in scent - their alluring sweet and spicy citrusy fragrance is simply irresistible. Freesias are great for Valentine's Day, as they express complete trust in someone (something you want in a relationship). The different colors also have various meanings, with white freesias being a popular addition to bridal bouquets as they symbolize innocence and purity. Red freesias are the most stereotypically romantic, representing passion, and they are also unusually the most fragrant type of freesia.


White freesias in a Valentines bouquet
Photo: @coletteflorist


10. Red Gerberas

Red gerberas are a wonderful choice for Valentine's Day because their vibrant red color symbolizes love and passion, perfectly capturing the spirit of this special day. Their large, striking blooms are visually stunning and add a touch of beauty to any arrangement. While red roses are traditional, opting for red gerberas shows thoughtfulness and uniqueness in your choice of flowers, helping you stand out. Additionally, gerberas have a relatively long vase life, ensuring your Valentine can enjoy them for days after receiving them. Their versatility allows for creative arrangements, whether in classic bouquets or modern designs, making them an excellent option for expressing your affection on Valentine's Day.


Red gerberas for Vday


It's time to start romanticizing not only special holidays but your overall life with the use of flowers. Remember, there are only a few days left for Valentine's Day. What will your romantic flower choice be?



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