Let Love Bloom – The 10 Most Romantic Flowers!

With spring hitting full bloom, a new survey of 1300 people has revealed the 10 most romantic flowers of all time – and discovered their hidden meanings.

The survey, which was conducted by premium dating site EliteSingles, asked 1300 people for their opinions on the most romantic flowers.

While, somewhat predictably, red roses were voted into the #1 spot, the rest of the top 10 was a diverse bouquet of blooms, containing everything from tulips to lilacs to daisies:

The top 10 most romantic flowers of all time

  1. Red roses
  2. Roses of other colours (e.g pink or yellow)
  3. Orchids
  4. Tulips
  5. Lilies
  6. Wildflowers
  7. Carnations
  8. Peonies
  9. Daisies
  10. Lilacs


According to the survey, 48% of men and 36% of women agree that, along with romance, it’s important to pay attention to the symbolic meanings of your flowers.

EliteSingles is here to help on that front: the company has delved into the Victorian love language of flowers and discovered the secret symbolic meanings of Canada’s top 10 blooms:


  1. Red roses – for true love
  2. Roses of other colours (eg pink/ yellow)
    – yellow for joy; pink for grace
  3. Orchids – for charm and refinement
  4. Tulips – for love that endures
  5. Lilies – red for passion; calla for beauty
  6. Wildflowers – e.g bluebells for kindness
  7. Carnations – for admiration
  8. Peonies – for romantic love
  9. Daisies – for lasting happiness
  10. Lilacs – for youthful love and joy


The survey also revealed some interesting statistics about romance and flowers. For instance, the 95% of women who want to receive flowers as a romantic gift are not alone – nearly a third of men surveyed (32%) also yearn to be surprised with a bunch.

This percentage is even higher for millennial men: a huge 42% of men under 30 indicated that they’d like flowers as a gift, along with 39% of men aged 30-40, 34% of those aged 40-50, and just 30% of those aged 50+.

And, in what’s sure to be great news for green-thumbed singles, the survey also showed that Canadians have a soft spot for grow-your-own blooms – 69% of people think that the most romantic bunch of flowers is one that is homegrown, while just 31% prefer an expensive bunch from the florist.

Interestingly, this is not the first time Canadian gardeners have seen their hobby deemed attractive: an earlier EliteSingles study of 47,000 Canadian singles saw gardening ranked as the 6th hottest hobby a man can have – for women, it ranked at #9.

Thanks to EliteSingles.ca for sharing this with us!

Floral Image courtesy of NG Studio Photography & Cinematography. Florals designed by Blushing Bride Events.



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Amy Stevenson
Amy Stevenson
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I’ve had the wedding and event planning gene since the day I was born and turned a hobby into my dream job 7 years ago when I accepted a position as an Event Coordinator with a local golf club. I met some wonderful couples and shared in some truly beautiful love stories. Along the way, two of my nephews were born and it was instant love. I wanted to spend as much time with them as I could and working for a venue meant I was all over the place with a very erratic schedule. I also felt like I was missing something. I was already volunteering my time to a local charity, the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog, and it fed my soul to do what I loved (event planning) and give back in a meaningful way. I wondered how I could turn that into a career and literally, the perfect opportunity fell into my lap. I now spend my days planning events for the Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity. It is amazing to know that each event we plan means more dollars available for children and families across Ontario who are in desperate need of help. You may be wondering where my wedding planning love has been directed these days. I am thrilled to be part of the team at Nestleton Waters Inn, working with a fantastic group of ladies to make beautiful wedding dreams come true. Recently, I got to thinking that something else was missing. It came down to a simple fact – I love writing! So, it’s the perfect fit for me to be writing with The Wedding Opera team. It is my honour to share the best of the wedding world with all of you. Grab a cup of tea and join us!


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