Which Flowers Symbolize Valentine's Day?


Valentine's Day is a special time of the year for lovers to do romantic things for each other and demonstrate their love in different ways. Leaving love notes, presenting elaborately gift-wrapped boxes of candies and chocolate tied neatly with red or yellow ribbons, and huge heart-shaped lollipops with red and white lettering. Flowers are often given to a partner on Valentine's Day to symbolize undying love and devotion. Having a romantic dinner with your sweetheart by candlelight with champagne and flowers is a great Valentine's Day celebration. Which flowers best symbolize Valentine's Day?


Traditionally, red roses symbolize Valentine's Day and indicate that your love is true and undying. White roses are symbolic of purity, and pink roses indicate innocence. If you receive a gloxinia for Valentine's Day your sweetie loved you at first sight. If your lover gives you a red carnation, it indicates his admiration for you.


Modesty is represented by the fragrant jasmine flower, while hibiscus or rose of Sharon means that you are delicate and charming. Calla lilies represent beauty and daisies symbolize loyalty. While violets represent faithfulness, tulips symbolize unfading love.


A perfect plant to give your true love if you want to propose on Valentine's Day is the ivy. This symbolizes true love forever, absolute dedication and devotion and he wants you to be his forever and always. To simply say you love her or him, present a bouquet of forget-me-nots and plant a big kiss.


Although the camellia flower is Alabama's state flower, if it is pink it also represents intense longing on the part of the giver. A white camellia, on the other hand, means that the giver thinks you are adorable.


Europeans during the 18th century said it with flowers. Receiving sweet William symbolized that the sender thought you suave, perfect and gallant. When a lover wanted to kiss and make up they sent lilies of the valley. Receiving the gardenia meant that the sender loves you in secret.

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