5 Flower Alternatives to Red Roses You Can Give to Your Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day

A box of chocolates, a teddy bear, and a dozen red roses—that’s the iconic trio that comes to mind when most of us think of Valentine’s Day. With something sweet, something cute, and something romantic to offer, it makes sense why this combination has reigned supreme for so long.

But what if your beau doesn’t like roses? Or is allergic? Or what if you simply want to mix things up with beautiful blooms that are a little more outside of the box?

If that’s the case, let us help you out with these five flower alternatives for Valentine’s Day!

1) Carnations

Meet the rose’s affordable, longer-lasting, equally as fragrant cousin—the carnation. Carnations share a similar shape to the classic rose, but are more luscious. They symbolize deep love, luck, and playfulness, making them just as qualified to be your Valentine’s flower.

2) Tulips

Red tulips are just as loud as roses in their declaration of love. But, more specifically, tulips represent a deep and perfect love. These blooms are bright, another affordable option, and, some even say, an aphrodisiac.

3) Orchids

If you’re looking for something more exotic to gift your Valentine, the orchid is the perfect flower for the job. Colorful, yet delicate, many people consider the orchid a flower of seduction. These enchanting blooms are supposed to represent love, luxury, and beauty.

4) Sunflowers

A warm bouquet of wide-open sunflowers is great for celebrating a more established, comfortable love. Their sunny presence will brighten up your (or your honey’s) space in the dead of winter and remind them of you with every glance. Sunflowers convey adoration, loyalty, and everlasting love.

5) Chrysanthemums

This fun and joyful flower has a whimsical and textured look that stands out among the crowd of Valentine’s Day roses. Not to mention, chrysanthemums symbolize truth, passion, and romance, so their unique look will still pack a meaningful punch—ideal for those who want to mix up the look of their bouquet but keep the significance.

Cole’s Flowers is your go-to Middlebury shop for all of your fresh and floral Valentine’s Day needs! We can set you up with a gorgeous bouquet of whatever type of flower you decide to gift your Valentine this year. Or, for something extra special, choose one of our designer Valentine’s Day arrangements or ask our florists about creating a custom arrangement.

Get in touch with Cole’s Flowers today to place your order!

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