Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Roses Aren't Your Only Option: 8 Unique Valentine's Flowers

''A rose by any other name would smell as sweet''- one of the most iconic lines ever written in poetic history. And by whom? None other than the ultimate romantic himself, Shakespeare.

While even Shakespeare and many other poets wrote about the power and beauty of the rose, they're just not everyone's cup of tea. 

If you know for a fact that your significant other is one of these people, there are plenty of beautiful alternatives to special occasion flowers. 

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, here are 8 alternative Valentine's flowers to give your special someone... 

8 Unusual Valentine's Flowers to Surprise Her With 

To make your loved one's Valentine's Day extra special and a little out-of-the-ordinary, surprise her with a bunch of... 

1. Peonies

The peony is often a popular flower used at weddings due to its beautifully soft and feminine range of colors and textures.

As the official floral symbol of China, the peony can live up to 100 years when preserved in the right manner. They are also said to bring good fortune and happiness, hence their popularity as a wedding flower

Peonies are available in a range of colors such as bright fuchsia, soft baby pink, lilac, purple, and yellow. Make sure to pick a color she loves and you can't wrong with peonies! 

2. Orchids

Sure, they're on the pricier end of the spectrum, but it is a special occasion after all! Orchids are a beautifully delicate flower, available in a range of exquisite color combinations and patterns. 

They're also a long-lasting option. They can survive up to 6 months at a time if they are cared for correctly and can even regenerate their flowers after they have fallen off. 

Orchids make a real statement and are a great way to convey just how much someone means to you. 

3. Sunflowers

Sunflowers are typically available from late summer to early autumn and are a sure-fire way to put a smile on anyone's face. 

Sunflowers are the symbol of a long and happy life, which in itself is a wonderful concept to carry into your relationship. Most specifically, yellow sunflowers. 

Other sunflower colors such as red and orange are said to convey sentiments of strength and positivity. These are ideal as a gift for a loved one going through a rough patch. 

4. Tulips

Ah, tulips. Once so coveted they created one of the world's first economic crashes! Today they are widely available in an array of vibrant colors. 

Generally, tulips are sold as singular or double tulips which help to make a real statement when giving them as a gift. 

Tulips, however, are more well-known for what they convey. They are given as a symbol of enduring love between partners or family members. 

To send a message of affection and support, pink tulips are ideal for family members and friends. White or yellow tulips represent symbols of love.  

And FYI, if you're celebrating your 11th wedding anniversary, tulips are the perfect flower for the occasion! 

5. Hyacinths

Hyacinths are typically in season during the winter months but are generally available around early February. 

These beautiful smelling flowers pack a fragrant punch and are ideal for a loved one who adores the smell of fresh flowers in their home. 

Hyacinths are an unusual flower but come in a variety of shades - so take your pick! Their tightly packed blooms make for a romantic, thoughtful gift. 

6. Sweet Peas

Sweet peas are the epitome of delicacy when it comes to romantic flowers. They are available in a range of feminine hues, such as red, white, peach, pink, and ecru. 

Throwback to Edwardian times and sweet peas would have been found in most homes and were very popular as wedding flowers. Today, they are celebrated on special occasions for a special someone. 

Due to the fact that their flowers are so fragrant, their dried leaves and petals are often used in mixes of potpourris.

They're also a great flower to combine into a bouquet of roses if you want to blend something traditional with something new!

7. Dahlia's

The dahlia flower is as unique as the name suggests with its wide variety of shapes and colors. Their spiky, tube-like petals make for huge blooms and great value-for-money. 

Giant blooms aside, dahlias are well-known as a flower which signifies a lasting bond and commitment between two people. 

These flowers are ideal for those who love unusual, out-the-box flowers - something completely different to roses! 

Go for red dahlias to signify sentiments of power and strength. Both pink and purple signify kindness and grace. While blue and green are associated with big life changes.  

8. Ranunculi

This flower type is perfect for those who suffer from allergies and cannot tolerate a strong, overbearing smell of flowers i.e. lilies! 

The ranunculus flower is characterized by its large number of tightly layered petals, with one tuber bearing up to 40 blooms at a time.  

The meaning behind giving a ranunculus flower is to signify that the receiver of such flower has radiant charm and beauty. 

You can find this flower variety in a number of warm, rich shades such as red, pink, peach, orange, and yellow. 

Plan a Surprise Delivery With Peachtree Petals 

Looking to surprise a loved one with Valentine's flowers this year? Peachtree Petals, based in Atlanta, Florida, is your romantic go-to! 

Choose from a huge variety of both in-season and out-of-season blooms, only available at Peachtree Petals! We offer personalized bouquets for all occasions - Valentine's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, newborns, and more. 

Take a look through our Peachtree Originals collection for flower inspiration!