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15 Most Romantic Flowers and What They Actually Mean

Send your loved ones a message through a pretty bouquet.
15 Most Romantic Flowers and What They Actually Mean Send your loved ones a message through a pretty bouquet.

This Valentine's Day, make it extra special and express your love not just through sweet treats but with some fresh flowers! Just like how Kate Middleton had a well thought-out wedding bouquet, you can also take your romantic gesture to a new level. Below, we list 15 popular flowers and reveal their symbolic meaning.

1. Amaryllis

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Meaning: It's a symbol of splendid beauty.

2. Aster

Meaning: It represents patience, elegance, and daintiness.

3. Calla Lily

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Meaning: It represents magnificence and beauty combined with purity and innocence, which is associated with its white color.

4. Carnation

Meaning: A red carnation means love, pride, and admiration; pink symbolizes the love of a woman or of a mother; white carnation symbolizes innocence and pure love. However, be careful in sending a yellow carnation as it means disdain, rejection, or disappointment, while its striped variety conveys refusal.

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5. Chrysanthemum

Meaning: It means fidelity, optimism, joy, and long life. A red one symbolizes love while a white one means truth and loyal love.

6. Daffodil

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Meaning: It is used to convey rebirth, new beginnings, and eternal life. Make sure to send this flower as a bouquet to intend joy and happiness, because a single one would mean misfortune.

7. Gardenia

Meaning: It's meant to tell the receiver how lovely she is and that she is someone who is pure and a source of joy and sweetness. This flower also symbolizes secret love. 

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8. Hydrangea

Meaning: Send a hydrangea to convey heartfelt emotions like gratitude for being understood.

9. Lily

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Meaning: It symbolizes purity and refined beauty. White lily means modesty, orange means passion, while Lily of the Valley means sweetness and purity of heart.

10. Orchid

Meaning: It means elegance, royalty, exotic beauty, thoughtfulness, and charm. It also symbolizes femininity.

11. Peony

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Meaning: Send peonies to wish prosperity, good health, and happy marriage.

12. Queen Anne's Lace

Meaning: It symbolizes a haven or sanctuary. It also signifies complexity and delicateness.

13. Rose 

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Meaning: Roses generally symbolize love but varies depending on its colors.

Red: It conveys deep emotions like love, respect, admiration or devotion. Send your loved one 12 red roses to say "Be mine" and "I love you."

White: It means purity, chastity, and innocence. It's also associated with new beginnings, sympathy, and humility. 

Yellow: It is used to express feelings of joy, warmth, and welcome. It symbolizes friendship and platonic emotions.

Pink: It conveys admiration, joy, and gratitude.

Orange: While a yellow rose reminds us of the sun, an orange rose reminds us of a fiery blaze. These blooms signify passion and energy. Orange roses can be used to express intense desire, pride, and fervor. They also convey a sense of fascination. These flowers rival only the red roses as messengers of passion in romance.

Lavender: It conveys enchantment, love at first sight, fascination, and adoration.

Blue: It embodies the desire for the unattainable since blue roses aren't naturally grown and they need to be genetically manufactured. They say "I can't have you but I can't stop thinking about you."

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Green: It means harmony, opulence, peace, and tranquility. You can also send this to wish someone a prosperous new life or recovery and good health.

Mixed: A mixed bouquet of different colored roses means you have mixed emotions, as well. 

14. Sunflower

Meaning: It means pure thoughts, adoration, and dedication.

15. Tulip

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Meaning: It signifies a declaration of perfect love.

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