Love Flowers

Written by Charles Peacock
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The most popular love flowers are undoubtedly roses. But if you're looking to send flowers to your special someone, don't automatically stop at the obvious choice. There are plenty of other flowers out there that might say "I love you" just as well as a bouquet of roses!

Roses and Other Love Flowers

According to the Society of American Florists, Valentine's Day is consistently the top day for flower sales in the United States. While this isn't surprising, another statistic may be: over 57 percent of the cut flowers sold on Valentines Day are roses. This popularity typically makes roses very expensive at that time of year--you can expect to pay $50 to $100 for just a dozen.

So maybe you (and your pocket book) have decided against roses, and now you're wondering what other love flowers are out there. The good news is there are quite a few. My personal favorite of all the love flowers is the stargazer lily. If you've ever seen a stargazer in action, you've undoubtedly been entranced. They look like something from another planet: huge white petals with red and pink spots, and dangling, pollen-coated buds in the center. And that's not even mentioning the smell. The smell of a stargazer is (to say the very least) intoxicating.

If you're still looking for other options, there are a few to consider. Acacias represent secret love. Carnations stand for pure love (although if you buy them you may risk being considered cheap), while gladiolus represent love at first sight. Last but not least, consider the lovely jonquil, which asks your special someone for "love in return!"


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