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. 

Best Valentine’s flowers
Best Valentine’s flowers

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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.  

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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. 

Bloom and Wild’s The Sephy

Nary a red rose is to be seen in Bloom and Wild's Valentine's options (cliched, apparently), but that doesn't mean that they've eschewed romance.  

The Sephy is a selection that slides through a letterbox, but once placed in a vase, is beautifully lush. With lilac roses, statice, white september, snapdragons and eucalyptus, it's a soft colour palate.

Arriving in excellent condition, the flowers last for around 10 to 14 days. Lilac roses signify eternity, so if you want to celebrate lasting love, this is a great choice.  

With designated day delivery and next-day delivery options.

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The Flower Room - Tulip Fever

The Flower Room - Tulip Fever

Each arrangement made by the Flower Room is custom made, and this lustrous tulip selection is no exception. Chose white, pink, yellow, or orange tulips – or for a true statement, a single colour selection (a resplendent yellow bouquet looks like the sun itself).

Tulips make an excellent Valentine's choice, both for being unexpected, and also as heralding the coming spring – a very welcome thought. Apocryphally, they're supposed to symbolise unconditional love, offering them added significance. Most importantly though they just look spectacular.  

Standard delivery available. 

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Appleyard 50 Red Roses

Appleyard 50 Red Roses

Of course, we wouldn't want to encourage you to reinvent the wheel. No one is going be unimpressed taking delivery of 50 velvet red Furiosa roses. 

Appleyard's astonishing bouquet arrives in semi-bloom, meaning they're already charming, but given a few days, will bloom into something downright astonishing.  

Lasting for up to ten, these are a high-impact option. 

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Interflora Anything but roses hand-tied bouquet

Interflora Anything but roses hand-tied bouquet

Interflora, you may already know, is a thoroughly reliable option, operating as they do by contracting 1,200 artisan florists across the UK to fulfil their orders. This is terrific for ensuring freshness – you'll be receiving flowers from a florist in your postcode.  

The 'anything but roses' bouquet is a terrific, off-piste option, where an expertly collated selection of blooms are put together. Bright, bold, and ideal for anything who doesn't want the ordinary. 

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Bunches Wild Hearts

Bunches Wild Hearts

Sent in bud for maximum longevity, this lush selection of calla lilies, red roses and burgundy anthurium has a hint of the wild about it, and will explode into life a few days after arriving – at which point, they're a riot of colour. 

Bunches offer terrific customer service, and free, designated day delivery. 

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Marks and Spencer Coral Meadow Bouquet

Marks and Spencer Coral Meadow Bouquet

 A sweet, soft collection of roses, hypericum, irises, and lisanthus’, Marks and Spencer flowers are the exception to the rule about supermarket roses: these last for at least a week, looking amazing. 

This is because the roses arrive in bud, so the flowers emerge to full bloom a few days after arrival - our favourite way of receiving flowers, as they get more lovely as time progress. 

M&S offers free nominated or next day delivery, making them a safe Valentine’s choice. 

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Moonpig’s The Luxury Valentine’s Mixed Roses

Moonpig’s The Luxury Valentine’s Mixed Roses

In a none-more-romantic Valentine’s palate of red, pink, and white, Moonpig’s luxury roses are sweetly traditional. A surprisingly bountiful bunch, for the cost, Moonpig’s roses will last for between 5 to 7 days. Perhaps most in their favour is that you have until 7pm Saturday February 13 to order for Valentine’s Day - making Moonpig the go-to for the absent minded. 

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Bloom and Wild’s The Toyin

Bloom and Wild’s The Toyin

The Toyin – also from Bloom and Wild, like the Sephy – makes quite the statement, with its bright blue and orange colour scheme. 

A hand-tied bouquet that smells amazing, it features hydrangeas, calla lilies, delphiniums, hypericum berries, asparagus fern, limonium and eucalyptus. It's not a letterbox option – though that is arguably no bad thing, as it has spectacular impact when the bouquet arrives. Lasting comfortably for 10 days.

 A real, rustic standout. 

With designated day delivery and next-day delivery options.

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