The Best Valentine's Day Flowers

Go beyond the traditional bouquet of roses this year with these surprising choices.

Anemones
Anemones
The velvety petals, which come in red, pink, purple, or white, are perfect for those who love romantic hues.
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Tazetta daffodils (narcissus)
Tazetta daffodils (narcissus)
To a fragrance lover, give these highly scented flowers.

Tulips
Tulips
To those who can't wait till spring, give tulips, which are often grown in local greenhouses for early bloom now.
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Camellia
Camellia
Winter-white petals stun with their geometric shape.

Hellebores
Hellebores
These distinctive blooms, usually shaped like cups or bells, come in a number of hues, including white, green, pink, red, and deep purple.
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Iceland poppy
Iceland poppy
These dramatic poppies burst with vibrant color, from orange to salmon to deep rose pink. For something tamer, look for cream, white, or yellow varieties.

Flowering quince
Flowering quince
In late winter, branches erupt into bloom with delicate petals.
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