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Feeling Romantic: Which Flowers Say “I Love You”?

August 3, 2023

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Your heart is welling up with love. You care so much about a special someone in your life, and you can’t imagine your universe without them. Now, the question is, how do you express all these feelings in a meaningful way?

For centuries, humans have turned to flowers to help say, “I love you.” The bright blossoms of a fresh-cut bouquet are an enchanting way to express love. Each petal delicately represents your feelings of affection, and the lovely fragrance of flowers is an intoxicating reminder of true love.

When you want to say “I love you” in an extra-special way, we are here to help. The following are our top picks for flowers that express your love in a beautiful way.

Romantic Love: Which Flowers Say “I Love You”?

  1. The Classics: Roses
  2. New Love: Tulips
  3. Passion: Orange Roses & Golden Craspedia
  4. Pure Love: Lilies
  5. Platonic Love: Sunflowers

The Classics: Roses

When it comes to romance, roses are a classic choice. There are many stories as to why roses have been linked to love over the years. In one tale, Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love, is said to have created red roses. While strolling through a garden, Aphrodite pricked her finger on a thorn. Her blood then turned the roses red.

In another tale, Cupid shot an arrow at Apollo. In missing Apollo, Cupid’s blood-tinged arrow struck a rose, transforming it into a red symbol of love.

Regardless of exactly how and why roses have become tied to romance, these flowers remain a timeless choice for saying “I love you.” One of the most romantic options is a bouquet of red roses. Both the rich color of red roses and the musky, enchanting fragrance of the blooms make it the ultimate romantic gesture.

For example, The Verona features stunning pink roses paired with a medley of other flowers to create an alluring bouquet. This is a wonderful way to express deep, undying love. Paired with a romantic message, roses are a classic way to showcase your love.

New Love: Tulips

Fresh as a spring blossom, new love is an exciting experience. When you are first falling in love, your emotions are novel, thrilling, and full of bright energy. It is the period of time in which a single look can make your heart swoon, a simple touch can deliver a jolt of energy, and a moment spent together seems to pass by too quickly.

For those who wish to express new affection, tulips make an excellent choice. These bright, cheerful flowers are associated with spring and new beginnings. Their delicate yet cheery blossoms help declare the tender start of new love.

Passion: Orange Roses & Golden Craspedia

For love that is passionate and strong, there's nothing quite like a bouquet of fresh orange roses and golden Craspedia. Orange is a color of passion, and when you pair this with the romance of roses, you deliver a stunning declaration of passionate love. Golden Craspedia adds to the effect of these flowers. These bright, yellow round blossoms express how much someone light’s up your world.

Pure Love: Lilies

Often, love is something gentle, quiet, and pure. It is an everlasting feeling that endures over the years. When you want to express this pure and loyal love, lilies offer a fitting symbol.

Lilies are delicate, representing the purity of innocent love. The beautiful white petals of a lily curve out, representing the grace and femininity of love. The gentle fragrance of the flowers offers an intoxicating appeal to the bouquet.

A bouquet of lilies makes a great declaration of your pure and sincere feelings toward a significant other.

Platonic Love: Sunflowers

While this one isn’t strictly tied to romantic love, we wanted to include an option for expressing love to family and friends. Often, the people who mean the most to us in life are those we love platonically. These people are there for us when we need them. They are the loved ones we turn to in good times and in bad. They are the people who always have your back, who make you smile, and who have been there for you through thick and thin.

Saying “I love you” to these special people in your life can remind them how much you appreciate all they do for you. A fresh-cut bouquet is a wonderful way to express this feeling of love.

While any flower can be used in a friendly way, sunflowers are one of the best picks for platonic love. Sunflowers are bright and cheery. They express optimism, happiness, and appreciation. They are beautiful and vibrant and work well as a simple expression of care.

For example, The Sonny features stunning yellow blossoms with a touch of baby’s breath. This bouquet will brighten the room and let your friend or family member know how much you care. Deliver a bright spot of sunshine into someone’s day.

Free Delivery on Romantic Bouquets

When you want to express your love, flowers help carry your feelings directly to the one you love. At UrbanStems, we carry a wide range of romantic flower arrangements. You can choose something bold, such as The Firecracker, to express your passionate love. Once you pick the right bouquet to express your love, enjoy free shipping and zero hidden fees on your order. The price you see is the price you’ll pay. Deliver love to the doorstep of someone special today.


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