If Flowers Could Talk

Send the right flowers for your message this Valentines Day

bouquet of pink roses

CPL MELODIE SNARR | The Camp Lejeune GlobeMCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River | February 8, 2017

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Valentine’s Day is a holiday you don’t want to get wrong. “Just get them chocolate and flowers,” your buddies may suggest. What flowers do you send? It all depends on the message you want the other to get.

The most common flowers sent are roses, daisies, tulips, lilies and chrysanthemums. The Society of American Florists has compiled a list of what each flower is meant to represent based on how they were perceived in the past.

Red roses mean love. They demonstrate a passion for the love you have for a significant other.

Pink roses represent admiration and appreciation.

Pink roses are often sent to someone on Valentine’s Day to show how they are valued.

Yellow roses show friendship. Yellow roses with red tips are used to demonstrate a friendship blossoming into love.

White roses represent purity and innocence. These are often used in weddings.

Daisies show innocence and can be given in a new relationship.

Tulips are one of the most popular flowers and come with their own array of meanings for different colors.

Red tulips are a declaration of love.

Pink tulips show caring.

White tulips ask for forgiveness.

Yellow Tulips are sent when you’re hopelessly in love.

Calla lilies are regal. They show royalty.

Casablanca lilies are given to show celebration.

Day lilies represent enthusiasm.

Stargazer lilies show ambition.

There are four different colors of chrysanthemums; bronze, white, red and yellow.

Bronze chrysanthemums demonstrate excitement.

White chrysanthemums represent truth.

Red chrysanthemums are given to show sharing.

Yellow chrysanthemums are generally sent from a secret admirer to get the attention of their love interest. When sending the flowers, attach a card with the meaning of the flowers on it. It shows the thought that went into carefully selecting your message.