Valentines 'Time to show the Love'
January 09, 2022
Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest days of the year for buying and giving flowers. So, here are some romantic (and surprising) facts about Valentine’s Day flowers.
HISTORY OF THE ROSE
Roses have long been associated with love, especially red ones. This dates back to ancient times. The Greeks believed that roses were created by Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
In Roman mythology, red roses sprang up from drops of blood that Venus, their goddess of love, had spilled in an attempt to save her lover from danger.
SENDING WITH LOVE
The majority of our Valentine’s Day roses are grown in South America because of its warmer climate.
Colombia is the world’s second-largest exporter of cut flowers after the Netherlands, and Ecuador is not far behind. But they make South America the world’s largest source of out-of-season flowers.
FROM ME TO YOU
Almost three quarters (73%) of men will buy flowers for Valentine’s Day. Most of these will be roses, and most of them will be red.
But the surprising thing is that only 27% of women will buy Valentine’s Day flowers. And many of them are not for a partner, but for a mother or daughter.
Giving flowers can have a deeper meaning. Throughout history, the type of flower you give to someone can communicate specific feelings.
A red rose symbolises love, while pink roses mean you are thinking of the other person. White roses stand for the purity of your love.And the number counts too. Twelve roses is the common way to say I love you throughout the year, while one rose means you fell in love at first sight.
BLOOMS OF BOUQUETS
In Denmark, people traditionally give each other delicate white snowdrops around Valentine’s Day to symbolise their love.
And many people here are choosing different flowers too. Tulips and lilies are common Valentine’s Day gifts, and orchids are becoming a more popular choice too.
SHOW YOUR LOVED ONE YOU CARE
There's nothing quite as magical and special as receiving a lovely, locally hand delivered bouquet of flowers (Let's be honest... a cardboard box of flat-packed flowers doesn't really shout "I love you" now does it!)
Show your loved one you care by contacting either our Oxford or Witney branch to request same day flower delivery across Oxfordshire.