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Posted by peoplesflowers on February 5, 2015 | Last Updated: December 30, 2020 Flowers

Rose Alternatives on Valentine’s Day


Flowers are one of the most beautiful and impactful ways to say “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day or any time of the year. One of the most popular flowers given to loved ones is the red rose. While this classic gift is not without its charm and definitely makes a statement, there are other beautiful ways to say “I Love You” with flowers. Consider these rose alternatives this Valentine’s Day.

Go Exotic with Tropical Blooms

Flowers with origins in South America, Hawaii, and other tropical climates can be the perfect way to change things up and surprise them on Valentine’s Day. Consider sending one or more of these breathtaking choices:

Pink Azalea and Cyclamen

Pink Azalea and Cyclamen bring bright pink tones and gorgeous petals that are sure to make your lover swoon. Cyclamen have five butterfly-shaped petals and heart-shaped foliage with graceful silver markings; in addition to pink, they are also available in red, white, and lavender. Pink azalea features detailed, clustered flowers and pretty accent greens.

Stargazer Lilies

Stargazer lilies are among the most exotic-looking of lilies and flowers in general. With a pink center radiating out to frosted-white edges, these large, majestic flowers have a euphoric heart-opening effect when you gaze upon them. Consider sending a full bouquet of Stargazers to your loved one, or have them mixed in with other uplifting, heartwarming blooms.

The Exotic Orchid

The orchid as a gift item has been trending for some time now, and it can be the perfect unexpected alternative to the classic rose for Valentine’s Day. Few flowers convey beauty, strength, and passion quite like the orchid, so if that’s how you feel about your lover, it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. From Bromeliad to Dendrobium, there’s an orchid style and species that will be perfect for your loved one. Orchid color choices range from light pastels to deep, rich tones, so find that perfect bloom this Valentine’s Day season.

While there’s something to be said for traditions, there’s no need to cling to them year after year. If you really want to make a striking impression this year, consider giving one of these tropical flower alternatives to the red rose.

Not different enough? You can also depart from flowers for Valentine’s Day altogether and choose from a range of decadent sweets, beautiful balloon bouquets, and even fresh seafood assortments. There’s something for everyone; Contact Peoples Flowers for more ideas and information or to place your order today.