What Does Your Valentine's Day Bouquet Really Mean?

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Valentine's Day means candy, romantic dinners and, of course, flowers. I was astounded to find how many meanings there were for flowers beyond white rose means friendship and red rose means love. After learning these meanings, I realized that I could open a florist and use these floral meanings to create full on bouquets for any type of lover who came in. Here are my arrangements based on the flower meanings:

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We should just be friends.

ROSE, LEAF: You may hope

ROSE, YELLOW: Joy, friendship

CARNATION, STRIPED: Refusal, No, sorry I can't be with you

I love you for your money.

ALSTROMERIA: Wealth, prosperity, fortune

APPLE BLOSSUMS: Good fortune

HOLLYHOCK: Ambition, fruitfulness

LILY: Majesty, wealth

ORANGE, MOCK: Deceit

POPPY, YELLOW: Wealth, success


I'm basically like 99% of the other guys out there.

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LARKSPUR: Fickleness

NARCISSUS: Egotism, conceit, self love, self admiration

ORANGE, MOCK: Deceit

ROSE, CORAL: Desire

TULIP: Perfect lover (he gives this part of the bouquet to himself)

EREMURUS: Endurance (he'll over compensate with this flower)


I'm stalking you (appropriately, this is the biggest bouquet—and the ugliest).

ASPARAGUS FERN: Fascination

BEGONIA: Beware

CAMELLIA, PINK: Longing for you

DAHLIA: Instability

EUPHORBIA: Persistence

GLOXINA: Love at first sight

HYACINTH, WHITE: Loveliness

HYACINTH, YELLOW: Jealousy

MARIGOLD, POT: Grief, despair

MONKSHOOD: Beware, a deadly foe is near, danger

OLEANDER: Caution

PRIMROSE: I can't live without you

RHODODENDRON: Danger, caution

I screwed up.

HYACINTH, PURPLE: I am sorry

SNAPDRAGON: Deception

BITTERSWEET: Truth

CAMELLIA, WHITE: You're adorable

GERANIUM: Stupidity

RETURN BOUQUET TO THIS ONE:

CARNATION, YELLOW: Disdain, rejection, you have disappointed me

CHRYSANTHEMUM, YELLOW: Slighted love

I'm secretly gay.

CARNATION, STRIPED: Refusal, No, sorry I can't be with you

LILY, YELLOW: I'm walking on air, false, gay

ORANGE, MOCK: Deceit


I'm not going to put out.

HYDRANGEA: Thank you for understanding, frigidity

IRIS, WHITE: Purity

ROSE, WHITE: Innocence, purity, secrecy

ACACIA: Concealed love, chaste love

ROSE, WHITE, DRIED: Death is preferable to loss of virtue

I have Oedipus Complex

CARNATION, PINK: A woman's love, I'll never forget you, mother's love

MOSS: Maternal love, charity

Boy, you crazy???

SPIDER FLOWER: Elope with me

Here's your source to making your own bouquets that say a lot