Famous writer Emma Goldman once said “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck”, and many would agree with her, especially on Valentine’s Day. For centuries giving flowers has been a way to communicate emotions. Red roses were believed to be the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, thus they became symbolic of love and passion. They became popular Valentine’s Day flowers in the 17th century and continue to be the most popular Valentine’s Day flowers today, but there are other flowers that make great Valentine’s Day gifts as well.
To find out which flowers are truly the most popular on the most romantic day of the year, we examined sales from the past decade and broke down each one.
These Are the 5 Most Popular Valentine’s Day Flowers!
1. Roses – 63%
With 10 million, mostly red, sold each Valentine’s Day, roses hold strong as the undisputed most popular flower for Valentine’s Day. Roses excite the senses with their intoxicating scent, soft, velvety petals, and beauty – there is no gift more sensual than a rose. In the language of love, red roses symbolize passionate love, pink symbolizes admiration and appreciation, and lavender symbolizes enchantment and love at first sight; of course, there are many more colors, each with a different meaning.
Browse our selection of beautiful rose bouquets and flower arrangements centered around this classic Valentine’s Day flower now and be ready when Valentine’s Day arrives!
2. Orchids – 13%
Orchids are gorgeous alternative flowers for Valentine’s Day and the second most popular choice. Orchids represent love, beauty, and refinement; making them a suitable gift for family and friends, as well as significant others. There are thousands of different types of orchids to choose from. The Phalaenopsis, or moth orchid, is the kind most commonly found in stores and it is available in shades of pink, white, lavender, and mixes of these colors. I love orchids because they can be given as a potted plant and grown year-round, serving as a constant reminder of your love.
We offer a few different varieties of Orchids for you to choose from so that you can pick the perfect one for your significant other!
3. Carnations – 10%
Carnations mean “fascination,” although some sources say they represent pride and beauty as well-either way, they are an excellent choice for new lovers. So it should come as no surprise they’re our third most popular Valentine’s Day flower. They make a long-lasting, hardy Valentine’s flower and come in a rainbow of colors naturally, but they can be dyed any color you like. They are very popular in Europe as Valentine’s Day flowers. Although carnations have a reputation of being a humble flower, they have a rich history and were in fact used in Greek ceremonial crowns during ancient times-it is believed that the name carnation comes from the word “coronation” from this practice.
Browse our fascinating selection of multi-colored carnations now and order for this upcoming Valentine’s Day!
4. Daisies – 8%
Daisies, the fourth most popular choice, represent innocence, loyal love, and purity making them excellent Valentine’s Day flowers for new lovers, couples that have been together for a long time, or for friends and family. When you think of daisies you may think of the traditional white-petaled variety with the yellow center disc, but there are also Gerbera daisies which come in cheery and vibrant colors. Gerberas can also be bought as cut flowers or as potted plants and eventually planted in the garden. I will share an interesting and little-known fact about the daisy with you: the center disc is actually made up of hundreds of tiny tubular flowers, so you really get your money’s worth from just one!
Our daisies come in a wide variety of arrangements and bouquets so that you can find just the right display to showcase your love!
5. Sunflowers – 4%
Perhaps you would like to break with tradition this year and send Valentine’s Day flowers other than roses. Then our fifth most popular flower might be just what you’re looking for – the sunflower! Though the sunflower isn’t traditionally associated with love or romance, it is commonly seen as a symbol of positivity, good luck, and happiness. When you get right down to it, isn’t that what we all want out of our romantic relationships? Perhaps that’s why it remains a popular choice for Valentine’s Day, despite it not being considered a ‘romantic’ flower.
If you’re hoping to shine some light on your Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with our selection of various sunflower arrangements!
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Buy Your Valentine’s Day Flowers Online Today
All of these popular Valentine’s Day flowers and more can be found right here at Avas Flowers! Our selection of high-quality flowers come in numerous different displays, each with their own personalization options available at check out. We make finding and ordering the perfect flowers a simple process and even deliver nationwide! Don’t delay, order your flowers now from our online store to make your upcoming Valentine’s Day a beautiful occasion!