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How To Say I Love You With Flowers

How To Say I Love You With Flowers

Expressing how you feel for someone through flowers is a time honored tradition. It has been done since the dawn of time and continues today all across the globe. In all parts of the world, it’s well-known that the giving of a single rose means ‘I Love You’.

However, that is not the only way to say ‘I Love You’ with a gift of flowers. Each floral bloom has its own assigned meaning, and the way the flowers are presented to the recipient can also intensify the meaning.

There are different types of love, such as romantic, friendship, and that will feel for relatives. Different flowers varieties can express these types of love in a way that words can’t fully convey. Check out these correct ways to say ‘I Love You’ with flowers.

How To Say I Love You With Flowers

Romantic Love

The giving of red flower blooms always sends the message that you are romantically interested in the recipient. One red rose means ‘I Love You” and a bouquet of red roses means the emotional feeling is very intense and will last forever.

But red roses are not the only way to convey romantic love. Red represents the color of passion and unwavering commitment, and any type of red flower will send the message of love and passion.

Red tulips, chrysanthemums, amaryllis, lilies, poppies, and peonies are great to give to someone you are romantically in love with.

How To Say I Love You With Flowers

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Friendship Love

New and old friendships need to be nurtured and a gift of flowers can let a friend know that they are special to you.

Any type of yellow flower is a traditional friendship flower. A gift of yellow roses, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, or Gerbera daisies will let your friend know that you love them.

Blue Gerbera Daisies

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Parental Love

Carnations are the official flowers to give your mom on Mother’s Day to let her know how much you love her. The royal orchids are linked with the sacred and selfless love between a mother and her child. A potted orchid will bloom for weeks as a reminder of your love for Mom.

The rose is considered the official flower to give to dad on Father’s Day. Usually, a mix of red and white roses placed in a masculine type of vase (like a toy truck, car, or camper) will say ‘I Love You’ to your Dad.

Carnations: Meaning and Symbolism

Family Flower

Hydrangeas symbolize heartfelt emotions for the people you love in your family, including your spouse, children, siblings, and parents.

Hydrangeas produce large flower heads that are created from a multitude of small blooms. The flower represents a family well and conveys to them that you love them and are glad to be a part of the family.

Hydrangea blooms come in white, pink, or blue and mean purity, friendship, and uniqueness.


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Platonic Love

It’s easy to express the platonic feelings of love that you feel for a co-worker or neighbor with a potted plant. Even your boss would enjoy the gift of a potted plant that conveys the message of admiration and respect.

A green plant will brighten up the work space and help to purify the air within an enclosed office space and they make the perfect gift. Select an easy-care potted plant, like a Peace Lily or kalanchoe, that will thrive even when no one is around on the weekends and Holidays to tend to it. Either one of these hardy indoor plants will survive a few days of neglect and both will produce blooms.

You can dress up a potted plant by placing it in an attractive container to make it a little more special.