The meaning behind Valentines Day flowers

Inspiration

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Inspiration

12 Feb 2024

by Isabella

Valentine's Day is a special day, all about love. Although it’s about love, it can be very stressful for our florists. For those buying flowers, it's the perfect time to show their feelings to their loved ones, and roses are the perfect way to do this. But here's the thing: roses come in different colors, and each color has a different meaning. So, let's talk about what each color of roses represents, making it easier for you to choose the right one for your Valentine.

The meaning behind Romantic Red Roses

For ages, the red rose has stood out as a symbol of love and beauty. This flower has a long history, back in the days of knights and artists, the red rose was a favorite in paintings and stories, always representing love. Later, in Victorian times, handing someone a red rose was like whispering 'I love you' without using words. Over the years, this flower became the heart of Valentine's Day, celebrated worldwide as the number one symbol of love. Today, when you give someone a red rose, it's more than just a flower – it’s like a deep connection of love and care. So, this rose is meant to give to someone you have a deep love and connection with. We have listed 5 of our favorite red roses during Valentine’s Day.

Red Rose Red Naomi

Red Naomi, a famous red rose, also known as the ‘love rose’. The Red Naomi is a typical love-rose that hits you right in the heart. This rose has a large head and can have up to 80 petals per flower. In addition, Red Naomi roses are the only cultivated red roses that are scented, the scent is subtle and sweet. Always a perfect choice for V-day.

Red Rose Explorer

This rose has a deep red color but sometimes a lighter undertone, like every red rose they both symbolize love and romance. Some of the differences can be found in the color, petal sizes and stem straightness’s.

Red Rose Rhodos

This variety has an intense red color, the head size is a bit bigger than the two above. These roses typically feature medium to large-sized heads with a classic rose shape. The petals are velvet looking and have a long vase life. They are somewhat bigger than Red Naomi of Explorer which makes them stand out.

Red Rose Freedom

The quality of rose Freedom is very good, the stems and heads are strong, and they have a long vase life. This rose has a vibrant red color that represents deep love, passion and desire. They have the remarkable ability to remain their freshness and beauty for a longer period.

Red Rose Con Amore

This is a beautiful red rose with a classic shape, this variety has a long vase life and overall, this variety is not sensitive to mildew! The petals have pointy endings and a velvet touch.

The Meaning of white Roses

White roses are associated with Valentine's Day due to their symbolic meanings of purity, innocence, and new beginnings, which can be connected to the themes of love and romance celebrated on this day. White roses are like a fresh start in a love story. They're not as passionate as red roses but show a pure and innocent love, like when a romance is just beginning. People give white roses on Valentine's Day to say they like each other and want to start something new together, free from past problems. It's a way to show sincere feelings and celebrate the start of their love story. So, while red roses are for passionate love, white roses are for a pure and innocent love, perfect for couples starting a new chapter together on this romantic day. There are a few white roses that are popular during Valentine’s Day, we have picked 5 of our favorites.

White Rose Akito

This rose has pure white petals, they have big heads and long stems, which makes them great for making stunning bouquets or to hand them out per one. These roses last a long time and have a nice smell, and their classic look adds elegance to any flower arrangement.

White Rose Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is very similar to Akito, they both have a very pure white color, but the petals of Playa Blanca have slightly creamy undertones. It has a big head with a double-hearted center.

White Rose Mondial

White Mondial is the big sister of Pink Mondial, a popular rose among florists. Rose Mondial has green-ish petals when they are freshly cut, but the more it opens, the green tones will disappear slowly.

White Rose Avalanche

I think we all know rose Avalanche; this rose is the ‘it-girl’ of white roses. It has a pure white color, long and straight stems, a long vase life and looks luxurious. This rose is a perfect choice for a Valentine’s bouquet or other flower arrangement.

Rose White Naomi

White Naomi is considered as a premium rose because of its beauty and generous petal count, it is a perfect choice for a flower arrangement, wedding bouquet or in this case: a Valentine’s Day bouquet. White Naomi roses often have long, straight stems, pure white petals, a delicate scent, and a long vase life which makes them a perfect gift for a loved one.

Perfect Pink Roses

The meaning of pink roses is gratitude and admiration. They're the perfect choice for the people you appreciate most, like your friends, siblings or teachers. They can also be used to let someone know that you like them in a very gentle way, without being too serious as with red roses. We have listed 5 of our favorite pink roses for Valentine’s Day.

Pink Rose Christa

Christa roses are loved for their soft and gentle pink color. This delicate shade symbolizes sweetness, admiration, and affection, making them a popular choice for expressing warm emotions. These roses have big heads and large petals. The outside of this rose has a light pink color but closer to the center it becomes a darker pink color.

Pink Rose Hermosa

Hermosa roses are praised for their bright and vibrant pink color. This eye-catching rose represents sweetness, gratitude, and admiration, making them a popular choice for expressing warm pink bouquets or just to hand them out per one stem. They have a long vase life and stay fresh and pretty… Pretty in pink!

Pink Rose Flecos

This is one of my favorite pink roses, the petals have a curled ending which makes them special and different than the usual pink roses. The color and shape make this rose a true eye-catcher and cute to give to a loved one.

Pink Rose Kiss me Kate

This rose has a deep pink color, and the name is the cherry on top. Imagine handing these out to someone named Kate… It has a classic rose shape, but the color is what makes this rose special, this rose would pair so good with a classic white rose like Avalanche.

Pink Rose Aqua

This rose is one of the brightest pink roses that I know off. The heads are a bit smaller, but this color is everything, it almost looks like candy. The color aqua is often associated with serenity, calmness, and tranquility. Aqua roses symbolize these qualities, making them an ideal choice for conveying a sense of peace and relaxation – perfect for a ‘low-key’ Valentine’s evening.

Now we have discussed all types of Valentine’s Day roses, but these are just some of our personal favorites. It's important to keep in mind that the exact color perception of roses can be based on factors such as lighting, individual perception, and the specific batch or crop of roses. When selecting roses for a floral arrangement or bouquet, it's a good practice to examine them in the lighting conditions where they will be displayed to ensure they match the desired color palette and aesthetic. Show us the creations you will make during the day of love on Instagram, we love to see the result… We deliver the goodies, you create the art ;)

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