It might be fair to say that Valentine’s day is fast approaching, so us girls are getting excited at the thought of getting some flowers on February 14th. In reality, though, we all know that there is no right time to buy flowers for us. We’ll take them with a smile and a kiss no matter the season.
Personally, I love any type of flowers as a gift. After all, it’s the thought that counts! But wait, let’s think about that for a minute. How much thought did you put into the last bouquet that you bought? Was it about the price and the colour alone?
Did you know that different types of flowers all have their own meaning and purpose? As you hand over the next bouquet you bought for a loved one, wouldn’t it be smooth of you to drop some knowledge about why you chose it? If it’s the thought that counts…let’s get thinking. Your thoughtful gift will have an added layer of sentimentality if you choose the perfect flowers that mean love.
If you want to take your gift giving to the next level and really impress the person you love, there are 9 different types of flowers that mean love:
1. Red Roses: flowers that represent love & desire
One of the most popular and conventional types of flowers, roses often spring up to mind when you are thinking of flowers that mean love.
More specifically, roses represent love and desire. There is nothing wrong with sticking with the classic red rose. These are iconic for a reason. Their deep colour makes them easy to identify at a thousand paces.
Be sure to buy a dozen of roses if you want to send the right message of love.
2. Red Tulip: flowers where you declare your love
For those of you who want to be a little different, the red tulip is a solid alternative to red roses. Roses can be rather conventional, so receiving tulips would be a much more unexpected choice.
Red tulips are considered a declaration of love. If you want to shout it from the mountain tops, make it known loud and proud with this beautiful flower.
3. The Camellia: symbol of love in the Victorian era
This flower is striking in its brilliance and unique shape. They were a popular symbol of love and commitment in the Victorian era.
The giving of these flowers to a lover means that you are putting your future in their power. This surrender to another person’s control really is very powerful. If this is what you want to tell your partner, then good for you! Trusting someone this much is what love is all about.
The Camellia is a good choice if you are looking for unique flowers that represent love. I love all flowers, but if someone were to tell me the secret meaning, celebrated for centuries behind the flowers they chose for me, I would be thrilled!
4. Violets: flowers that mean love & devotion
Violets mean loyalty, devotion, and faithfulness. These little flowers communicate all of that in one tight package. You can be sure that your lover will appreciate what you are telling them with flowers by selecting these.
When you are looking for flowers that mean love, you can’t go wrong with a handful of beautiful violets.
5. Heliotrope: flowers that mean eternal love
If you want to tell your significant other that you love them deeply and with your whole heart, the Heliotrope is the perfect flower that represents eternal love. They are a dainty little flower that makes for a very cute bouquet.
For many, this most romantic day of the year is the only time that our significant others reaffirm their love. The Heliotrope is a wonderful and timeless symbol that symbolize how much we’re loved.
6. Chrysanthemums: flowers for the true at heart
You might have trouble spelling this one, but the meaning is clear. Giving chrysanthemums as a gift means honesty.
When trust is one of the most important things in a relationship, you can be sure that these will go down well for the love of your life.
7. Forget-Me-Not: flowers that mean unforgettable love
Some flowers mean exactly what they say on the tin. This is a meaning that will not escape anyone. Yes, you don’t need to be a detective to figure this one out.
The Forget-Me-Not flowers can be a really romantic way to say that you are always thinking about them. If you travel for work, or you are in a long distance relationship, these will go down really well.
8. Yellow Rose: flowers that mean infidelity
The meaning behind these flowers is infidelity. Don’t be the person that gets their loved one yellow roses! Unless of course, you know that they’re their favourite and they don’t care what the Victorians thought about flowers at all. (Which is perfectly reasonable now that I come to think about it!)
9. Tansy: flowers that mean the opposite of love
Warning: the tansy is not a romantic flower. In fact, the Tansy flower means the opposite of love.
If you have a partner who loves yellow, then you might think that these are a great option. As I said earlier, you need to be sure of the meaning before you give someone a bouquet of flowers. If you give these to someone you love you might be in for a big fight. After all, the meaning behind these flowers is that you intend to declare war on them!
These types of flowers might look very sweet, but they really mean anger. How can giving a flower show that you’re angry? Don’t ask me, it was the Victorians that made all the rules, and follow them we must.