Valentine’s Day is just around the corner now! Filipinos everywhere will be looking up gift ideas and shopping for heartfelt presents. You might be wondering what to get for the love of your life, too. If you need a beautiful and timeless gift, go for freshly cut flowers. Even after countless Valentine’s Days have passed, flowers remain a staple of this romantic season. Imports from Ecuador or Bangkok are definitely luxurious choices. However, there are bouquet-worthy blooms growing right here in the Philippines!
Some of these flowers, like the lily and the anthurium, are already highly popular for bouquets. Other blooms might surprise you, though. Have you ever seen a bouquet featuring gumamela in an array of colors? On top of that, each of these local beauties conveys a certain meaning, so you can choose what flowers to combine for a customized message to the one you love. For instance, orange roses and orchids symbolize fascination and enthusiasm.
If you want to send a meaningful bouquet with a local twist, check out the infographic below. This guide lists down 7 Philippine flowers together with their colors and associated meanings. Who knows–this infographic may be of great help to you this February!