Valentine's Day Flowers: Perfect Picks for Every Relationship

Speak the language of love and flowers this Valentine's Day by choosing the right flower for everyone in your life — from new love to friends to your crush.

Published January 17, 2024

When it comes to love, it has a language all its own. And when it comes to flowers? Well, there are dozens of messages you can send with just a few blooms. Make sure you're saying the right thing this Valentine's Day. Say what you mean this year by giving them Valentine's Day flowers that match your relationship, from long-term love to friends you adore. 

Roses for Your Spouse or Life Partner

Roses are iconic and timeless when it comes to declaring love and letting them know they're still you're number one, your ride or die, your partner in crime, 'til death do you part. You don't need a ring on your finger to exchange red roses, but you do want to give them to someone you've been with for a long time.

These are as classic as your relationship and as timeless as your love, after all. And especially so if you help your partner take the time to dry them out after, so they can be enjoyed even longer.

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What's more romantic than a bouquet of red roses? A bouquet of your partner's favorite flowers! Perhaps they prefer yellow roses, even though they represent friendship. Or perhaps they love sunflowers or peonies. You can't go wrong with red roses, and you certainly can't go wrong with their favorites. 

For Your New Love, Carnations

With new love comes butterflies, unknowns, and so many firsts that lay ahead. First kisses, first holidays, first time meeting their friends and family.

Dark red carnations and white carnations have on-the-nose meanings with symbolism of faithfulness, devotion, and love, but they don't carry the same weight as roses. They're perfect for newer relationships. 

Related: 8 Flower Color Meanings and the Perfect Occasions to Gift Them

A Bouquet of Tulips for Your Long-Term Relationship

Tulips are a symbol of true love, so when it comes to a Valentine's Day flower for your long-term partner, what better bud than a tulip? Purple tulips will convey your admiration of your boo, while red stands for the love between the two of you. Or, if you can find them, blue tulips are the way to tell the love of your life that they're one of a kind. 

For Your Crush, a Beautiful Bunch of Daisies

If you're not sure where you stand, and you're a bit nervous about putting yourself out there, then a bouquet of simple daisies is perfect to give to your crush or your situationship. Of course, there's a world of flowers you can give to someone you adore, such as vibrant asters or gardenias. 

Daisies, the birth flower for April, have varying meanings based on their colors: pink or red for romance, white for innocence, and yellow for happiness and friendship. As a whole, these dainty flowers are a symbol of new beginnings, perfect for hinting at new relationships. 

Sunflowers for Your Friends

Spread the love on Galentine's Day, Valentine's Day, Palentine's Day, or any day in the month of love. Sunflowers are the perfect flower to give to your friends. Sunny, bright, and eye catching, they let your friends know they light up your world.

If you can't find sunflowers, though, chrysanthemums are another flower to convey just how much they mean to you. Gift them orange mums for all the good vibes they bring, yellow for happiness, or purple for their big, loving hearts. 

Petals for Passion and Platonic Relationships

Let the flowers do the talking for you this year. Sweep your spouse of decades off their feet, hint at things your heart dreams with flowers for your crush, and hype up your best friend with surprise flowers to their office. With so many different types of flowers to choose from, there are plenty of blooms and love to go around. 

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Valentine's Day Flowers: Perfect Picks for Every Relationship