Top 10 most popular flowers for Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 10, 2019

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Across the world, on Valentine's Day, millions of flowers are dispatched from florists to bring smiles to the faces of loved ones. Yes, you should show special people in your life love all throughout the year. However, SO Gardening encourages you to go all-out on flowers this Valentine's Day and really shower someone with affection. If you have no idea what kind of flowers to gift, we have you covered. Here are our 10 picks for botanical VDay gifts.

1. Roses — Unsurprisingly, this classic bud is the most popular choice for Valentine's Day.

2. Gardenias — Loaded with fragrance, these elegant flowers signify purity and joy, and connote deep, old-fashioned love.

3. Peonies — These fluffy blooms are most commonly associated with romance, prosperity, and bashfulness.

4. Red tulips — Tulips stand for perfect love.

5. Orchids — These rare blossoms symbolise love, beauty, luxury and strength. Plus, they send the message of exotic seduction.

6. Casablanca lilies — These white Oriental lilies typically stand for beauty, class and style.

7. Daffodils — Though this variety is technically the 10- year anniversary flower; gifting your special someone this lucky flower on Valentine's Day will bring 12 months of good luck and happiness, according to Teleflora.

8. Red Chrysanthemum — These fiery red flowers are all about love and passion — so gift these to your lovely lady if you're feeling romantic.

9. Iris — In some parts of the world, dark blue or purple irises indicate royalty. No matter their colour they stand for faith and hope.

10. Carnations — These ruffled blooms stand for fascination and new love

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