Red roses aren’t the only romantic flowers that can get the heart aflutter. There are many other whimsical varieties of roses that can make a fresh-cut bouquet feel like a first-class gift from a loved one. Why not think outside of the box this Valentine's Day and try another crazy-romantic color combo?!

What’s Wrong with Red + Pink Roses?

NOTHING! Let’s emphasize that once more – there is absolutely nothing wrong with sending fresh red roses or pretty pink roses to a loved one for an anniversary, date night, or special surprise to show your romantic feelings. In fact, red roses, continue to be one of the most classic bouquets of romantic flowers, which is why they are a foolproof option when searching for a Valentine's Day present for a partner or lover.

The truth is, many people have become so accustomed to receiving red or pink roses as a present that they have come to be expected on Valentine's Day. Whether it’s a single rose or a bouquet of 2 dozen roses, these romantic flowers simply never fail to demonstrate love, admiration, and desire. In addition to red roses, pink, cream and mauve rose varieties are also quite popular choices that are always a hit on February 14th.

Wild Spirit Rose Bouquet

Rosaholics even has gorgeous bouquets that blend all these passionate colors into a single gathering of romantic flowers. If you’re looking for a classic blend of red, pink and cream roses that clearly pump up the romance, check out the Wild Spirit Rose Bouquet – it won’t disappoint!

With that said, sometimes people are so used to sending or receiving red rose bouquets that they want to explore other color options in the floral world. The good news is that there are many other romantic roses available that are just as well-equipped at communicating love, passion, excitement, and romance. Getting to know these other romantic color combos can help you pick fresh and exciting arrangements brimming with passion. 


What Makes Flowers Romantic?

Couple with red rose bouquet

Fresh flowers have a long history of being associated with romance. Roses and other romantic flowers are even mentioned all the way back in ancient Roman and Greek mythology, recognized as a popular and significant symbol of love and affection. But roses aren’t the only flowers that are used to symbolize amorous feelings. Tulips, primrose flowers, and mistletoe are just a few examples of other romantic flowers that carry their own weight in the romance department.

But beyond the deep-rooted cultural symbolization of romantic flowers, there are other reasons why sending fresh flowers as a gift is considered romantic in the modern era. Displaying fresh-cut flowers in the home or office establishes a direct link to the natural world, and nature can trigger powerful feelings in people. Scent alone is a powerful force, and the smell of fresh roses and other romantic flowers can awaken the senses, reconnecting us with our surroundings and lifting our mood.

Plus, receiving romantic flowers as a gift can be particularly moving when they arrive as a surprise delivery. Sending romantic flowers is a wonderful gesture that can show your partner that you’re thinking of them and want them to have a wonderful, beautiful day. What’s more romantic than that?!


What to Look for in Romantic Flowers

A young woman is holding a blue rose bouquet

While all flowers have characteristic charm that delights, there are some qualities that can make a certain flower variety more romantic than another.

Color can be a huge factor in how romantic a beautiful bloom feels and looks. Red is obviously a classic that communicates love and passion, while pink and mauve are quick follow-ups. Pastel colors from other areas of the color wheel can carry a romantic charm to them as well, and they’re a great pick if you want the fresh flower bouquet to be more on the sweet side of the spectrum rather than passionate. Butter yellow and soft lavender tones are great examples of pastel colors common in romantic flowers.

On the other side of things, if you want the bouquet to provoke passion and trigger desire, bold colors are a must. In this case, it’s better to go with strong, rich colors, like deep reds and purples. You'll notice that there are a lot of unexpected color combos on the list below, including bright blue and purple bouquets.

The shape of the romantic flowers will also play a role. Bouquets that pull at the heartstrings often have dainty, cascading shapes or curled petals that hold up an elegant appearance. Steer clear from flowers with sharp lines, like zinnias, as these can be perceived as more youthful and playful, rather than romantic.


5 Romantic Roses that Deserve More Attention on Valentine's Day

It’s highly unlikely that people will start ditching red roses on Valentine's Day. Yet being in the know about other romantic colors can help you diversify your bouquet selections in the future. Whether you're sending a bouquet to your better-half or surprising a parent on Valentine's Day, these alternative color combos will delight.

If you're ready to take a break from red and pink this Valentine's Day and create a real surprise, try one of these stunning bouquets:

Blue Lagoon roses

1. Blue Lagoon - Have you ever seen real blue roses?! This bouquet is a stunner, featuring large roses with deep blue petals — a rare beauty that will blow you away!


Purple Love Bouquet

2. Purple Love BouquetBursting with vibrant shifts of color on each petal, this bouquet has an enchanting blend of hues for maximum impact. Plum and purple tones extend from a light-colored base for a visual feast that captivates. 


Unicorn Roses

3. Unicorn Roses - With a magical mix of soft color, this bouquet is like a mesmerizing gift. The petal tips express a purple-blue haze, while the center bud has a soft pink color. They say that the color purple represents wonder and mystery, while pink emanates grace and joy. If you want to please the one you love and adore, these precious roses are an excellent choice.



Cheshyre Roses


4. Cheshyre Roses - Yes, there are some traditional soft pink roses in this bouquet, but the addition of lavender purple blooms makes this a refreshing arrangement. Perfect for Valentine's Day!



Viva La Vida Bouquet


5. Viva La Vida BouquetPretty pastels take center stage in this arrangement of soft pink, lavender, peach, and white roses. Wow!


Remember, all of Rosaholics’ bouquets are delivered nationwide, which makes it easy to send romantic flowers for delivery straight to your lover’s doorstep! Since our flowers are cut fresh on the farm the same day they’re shipped, you can count on the bouquets arriving in exceptional quality – after all, your loved one deserves only the best when it comes to romantic flowers!


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