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10 Best Flowers For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, which means it’s time to start looking for some flower inspiration! No matter who you’re buying for, there’s blooms for everyone. From bright flower arrangements and pastel bouquets to neutral flower arrangements and more! We’ve compiled a list of our 10 best flowers for Valentine’s Day, so you can make the perfect romantic gesture that someone special won’t forget. Read on to get inspired. 


  1. Roses
  2. Carnations
  3. Hydrangeas
  4. Orchids
  5. Sunflowers
  6. Everlasting flowers
  7. Ranunculus
  8. Peonies
  9. Chrysanthemums
  10. Stocks

Why do we give flowers on Valentine’s Day?

Giving flowers on Valentine's Day is an old tradition that goes way back to the 17th Century, according to Time Magazine. It’s even recognised as the most popular day of the year to express your love by giving someone flowers. 

Flowers are a way to send non-verbal messages to someone, especially seeing as each and every flower carries a different meaning. Flowers on Valentine’s Day are linked to romantic love, fertility and the expression of secret love (aka secret admirers). However, in later years Valentine’s Day has also transformed into a day of celebration of family and friendships – we’re looking at you, Galentine’s Day.

But what flowers do you get to spoil that special someone, be it a lover, friend or family member? We’ve got you covered.    

10 best flowers for Valentine’s Day

    1. Roses

best flowers for Valentine's Day - roses

For the hopeless romantics out there, opt for some classic roses. Timeless and undoubtedly stunning, roses represent romance, passion and beauty. But, you don’t have to just limit yourself to red roses, you can also choose from pink and white varieties to spice things up! 

    1. Carnations

best flowers for Valentine's Day - carnations

Similar to roses, these unique ruffled flowers make a beautiful statement in any Valentine’s bouquet. They also carry a spicy yet sweet scent, which is used in many perfumes. Carnations symbolise love, admiration, luck and affection. Red carnations are the most popular choice, however you can also choose from pink and white varieties as well! 

    1. Hydrangeas

best flowers for Valentine's Day - hydrangeas

Surprise someone special in your life with a vibrant bunch of hydrangeas. These gorgeous blooms come in several different hues, including pink, red, blue and purple. For your Valentine’s Day bouquet, we recommend opting for red and pink hydrangeas as they symbolise genuine feelings, emotion, beauty and love. 

    1. Orchids

best flowers for Valentine's Day - orchids

Delicate, exotic and beautifully sweet in their scent - what more could you want in a flower? Purple and pink orchids are the perfect flower when it comes to Valentine’s Day. They represent love, strength, affection, charm and luxury. Gift one variety to represent your love or combine different colours to symbolise a wealth of meanings. 

    1. Sunflowers

best flowers for Valentine's Day - sunflowers

Whether you’re wanting to give some blooms to a family member, friend or your significant other, sunflowers are a wonderful option to brighten up someone’s day. Sunflowers are perfect by themselves or can be paired with smaller yellow flowers to add a little extra something. These beautiful blooms symbolise happiness, warmth, loyalty and adoration. 

    1. Everlasting flowers

best flowers for Valentine's Day - everlasting bouquet

Give your loved one a bouquet that lasts for up to 12 months! This is the perfect option for both Valentines and Galentines Day. You can also choose from a range of different bouquets to match their style. Some popular choices of everlasting flowers for Valentine’s Day include roses and hydrangeas, which are available in a range of vibrant hues. 

    1. Ranunculus

best flowers for Valentine's Day - ranunculus

These beautifully bright blooms are sure to catch the attention of your friend or lover on Valentine’s Day. Ranunculus range in colour, from stunning rich reds to soft pinks and even white. These also make the perfect addition to any romantic bouquet. Ranunculus symbolise charm, attractiveness and beauty. 

    1. Peonies

best flowers for Valentine's Day - peonies

Peonies are simply gorgeous blooms that represent love, happiness, wealth, beauty and prosperity. They come in a variety of different shades, but mostly bright and vibrant hues of pink and red. These work beautifully as the feature flowers in any Valentine’s bouquet or in your next wedding anniversary arrangement. 

    1. Chrysanthemums

best flowers for Valentine's Day - chrysanthemums

Surprise that someone special with a fresh bunch of chrysanthemums this Valentine’s Day. These unique flowers are available in a range of bright varieties and represent love, friendship, happiness and optimism. They also come with a delightful scent as well! 

    1. Stocks

best flowers for Valentine's Day - stocks

Enhance your Valentine's bouquet with some luscious stocks. Also known as the gillyflower or Virginia stocks, these blooms symbolise happiness, honesty, purity, passion and romantic love. You can opt for white or pink varieties, depending on your loved ones’ taste. These stunning blooms will also add a sweet fragrance to your romantic flower arrangement. 

Find the perfect Valentine’s bouquet at BloomBar

Feeling inspired by our list of the 10 best flowers for Valentine’s Day? Now is the perfect time to get a head start and pick some fresh blooms for this romantic day. At BloomBar, we offer a variety of flowers for every occasion. From graduations and birthdays to Christmas, anniversaries and more! Our team of experienced florists will also curate the best flower arrangement for Valentine’s Day if you have something special in mind. If you are looking to send flowers to a loved one or have any enquiries, please contact our City store or Marion store today. 

Best flowers for Valentine’s Day: FAQs

What is the most romantic type of flower?

Red roses, also recognised as the ‘best flower in the world’ are the most iconic bloom when it comes to symbolising romance and everlasting love. Giving roses on Valentine’s Day dates back to Roman mythology, where they would cover their rooms with red rose petals to symbolise romance. 

What flowers should not be given on Valentine’s Day?

Although most flowers are vibrant and simply stunning, not all carry positive meanings. Here’s a few flowers you should avoid when picking a bouquet for this romantic day.

  • Yellow carnations: These are delicate flowers, although they represent rejection and disappointment. 
  • Yellow chrysanthemums: Try to stay clear from yellow shades of chrysanthemums as they symbolise neglected love and sorrow. 
  • Lavender: These flowers have healing properties, however they shouldn’t be given on Valentine’s as they represent mistrust. 
  • Daffodils: These dainty little flowers are lovely, but they do symbolise self-absorption and vanity. 

What gifts will go with Valentine's Day flowers?

If you’re looking to make your Valentine’s Day gift a little more luxurious, chocolates are the perfect accompaniment to any romantic bouquet. At BloomBar, we offer a range of delicious and homemade Loco Love Chocolates. We also stock Bird in Hand Sparkling Wine, Willow Evie Candles and the Salt By Hendrix Range for more gift inspiration. 

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