Be it Valentine's Day or on any other special occasion, fresh flowers are always a delightful surprise for the person who receives it. It doesn't matter whether you're a man or a woman; everyone appreciates the beauty, fragrance and color of fresh flowers. But, before you gift a bouquet of flowers to your special someone on Feb 14, you should know the special meaning behind all the most romantic flowers that are varied and quite interesting. Armed with the bouquet backstory, you can wow your sweet Valentine with your thoughtfulness in selecting something perfect for them.
IBTimes Singapore has listed out the top six most romantic flowers for Valentine's Day 2017.
Roses: Red roses symbolize love and passion. The ancient Greeks and Romans used to associate roses with Aphrodite and Venus, the Goddesses of love. For hundreds of years, red roses were used to convey messages without words and they also represented confidentiality. Each colour of rose offers a distinct meaning: red which is known to be lover's colour signifies enduring passion, white roses are meant for innocence and humility, yellow expresses friendship and joy, while pink symbolizes gratitude, admiration and appreciation.
Orange roses are for enthusiasm and desire and purple roses symbolize love at first sight. Thus, it's no surprise that a bouquet of red roses is a romantic Valentine's Day favorite. But, one should also know that the number of stems in a rose bouquet can also express specific sentiments.
Daisies: Daisies are an expression of innocence, purity and gentleness. It is said to mark the beginning of spring, when all things burst back to life after winter's cold. A bouquet of daisies can epitomize your innocent love for your partner. New beginnings, with a positive and romantic twist, would surely build the foundation of a great Valentine's Day.
Tulips:Tulips are an incredibly romantic flower but again different tulip colours carry distinct meanings. Yellow tulips proclaim you are hopelessly in love. Pink tulips signify caring, while red tulips are meant to express true love. It is said that a Prince named Farhad was love struck by a maiden named Shirin. When Farhad learned that Shirin had been killed, he was so overcome with grief that he killed himself by riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. It is believed that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood that gave the red tulip the meaning of "perfect love".
White lily: White lilies are another wonderful and fragrant option for Valentine's Day. It symbolizes chastity and virtue. Romantic lilies are an acknowledgement of your sweetheart's high ambitions. Like other flowers, lilies also signify different meaning based on its colours.
Carnation: Some of the sweetest smelling romantic flowers for Valentine's Day have to be carnations. It has several layers of ruffled petals that are extremely unique to them alone. They are often given to express gratitude, remembrance and cheerfulness. They are also thought to mean pure love and good luck. So, isn't it a good idea to gift your love a beautiful bouquet this lover's day?
Orchid: The orchid has always been considered to be a romantic flower. Long-lasting and colourful, these luxurious flowers represent love, beauty and strength. Orchids are also exotic, and their beauty is slow to fade, so your Valentine will enjoy them for many weeks.