Make sure you're saying it right with flowers this valentines day...

PUBLISHED: 12:45 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:40 20 February 2013

Make sure you're saying it right with flowers this valentines day...

Make sure you're saying it right with flowers this valentines day...

Beautiful and fragrant they may be, but what are we saying by giving flowers?

Valentine Blooms


Beautiful and fragrant they may be, but what are we saying by giving flowers?

Agapanthus = secret love

Apple Blossom = promise, sensuality, and fertility

Holly = domestic happiness

Ivy = fidelity

Lilac = first love

Pansy = loving thoughts

Red Rose = passionate love

Red tulip = declaration of love

Ones to avoid...

Yellow Chrysanthemum = slighted love

Lavender = distrust

Yellow rose = jealousy

Did you know?

The seed of the silphium plant, used in ancient times as a contraceptive, has been suggested as the origin of the heart icon we know today.

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