Valentine’s day is around the corner and what does this mean for you? How are you going to impress your wife/girlfriend without having to break the bank? Prices of a stalk of rose at your local florist could easily increase from $2 to $10. Worse off, all the roses might have been swept off the shelves by other customers. Every guy in town buys roses because we understand that roses embody the spirit of love. But is there an alternative to roses?
I understand your dilemma…
So, I have put together a list of 6 alternative to roses that will look just as pretty and would impress your significant other!
Lisianthus, commonly known as Eustoma in Singapore is the closest alternative to roses. They come in varying colours, tint and shade for you to choose from. They are an absolutely ideal gift to portray a romantic gesture and for whom you think the world of.
The use of carnations dates back to more than 2000 years ago. Without surprise, they carry much symbolism throughout the centuries. Today, Carnations come in different colours. While they encapsulate the general idea of love and fascination, dark red Carnations in particular express deep love and affection.
These babies are the classic alternative to roses. It is greatly loved by the country of the Netherlands of which they had tulips as their national flower. Believe it or not, there once occurred a Tulip mania phenomenon of which bulbs of tulips were traded as currency and theft of the flowers triggered harsh penalties. Bright red Tulips is the expression of perfect love. Grab one of these to show your love.
Peonies make the best bouquet. They are elegant, fragrant and can bloom up to 10 inches. However, they can be a little pricier than roses and are seasonal. Nonetheless, if you want to impress your girl, peonies are the way to go.
You might not have heard of this flower, but Ranunculus is a good mix between a rose and a peony. They generally embody the expression of, ” You are attractive.” Unlike Peonies, Ranunculus bloom all year round, making it readily available.
Last but not least, the elegant Gerbera Daisies. These delicate blooms come in varying colours, They are bright, beautiful and will definitely capture the attention of your loved ones. Grab a red Gerbera to signify that you are deeply in love with that significant other.
Damien is the founder of Flowers and Kisses Singapore. When he is not busy preparing bouquets for his customers, you will find him stuffing his face with fried chicken.