8 best Valentine’s Day flowers to have delivered this February: long-lasting bouquets sent straight to your door
The option of stopping off at the local florist on the way home from the office to pick up a Valentine's Day bouquet isn't available to most of us this year.
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But after a drab January, the smile elicited from receiving a beautiful bunch of stems will be more welcome than ever.
Before we look at the bouquets, a few words. Flowers, like so much else in life, require an outlay if you'd like them to be of decent quality. The below flowers are more pricey than supermarket or garage flowers – but those flowers are destined for the skip 12 hours after purchase. The below selection will last at least 5 days – in some cases, two weeks.
While we can't tell you what your recipient's preferences will be, consider outside the standard, as this can be a delightful surprise. Lilies, for example, will fill the house with a lovely scent, as do freesias and gardenias. Orchids have a sexiness to them, while tulips can be depended on to last well even if you don't look after them – perfect for lazier recipients.
If you're looking to find an eye-catching bouquet without paying too much, wild flowers tend to be cheaper but look great.
Be advised that this year the rush on Valentine's deliveries is going to be particularly high, due to lockdown. We recommend ordering early to avoid disappointment and that fluctuating stock levels may lead to some bouquets featuring alternative flowers. A trust-worthy florist will ensure the bouquet is tastefully assembled, never the less. The below retailers are reliable.