Monday, February 14, 2011

A Unique Valentine Flower

Roses are the quintessential Valentine's Day flower. They are beautiful, romantic and smell heavenly. Second to them, I tend to favor a bouquet of deep red tulips. But a truly unique Valentine's Day flower is Anthurium.

This beautiful heart-shaped flower with the spadix projecting sharply from the center is one of the most popular tropical flowers used by florists. It can last for as much as 28 days in a vase!

The "flower" is actually a waxy leaf called a spathe and the spiky structure coming out of it is the spadix. The spadix is covered in hundreds of the real Anthruium flowers.

Maybe it doesn't hold the same romantic feelings a red rose does, but I am still fascinated by this waxy, deep red, heart-shaped flower. Who can deny it's uniqueness?

No matter what your preference for a Valentine's Day flower, I hope you all have a wonderful day!


  1. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  2. A pretty heart for V-Day. Hope yours is wonderful.

  3. What a perfect Valentine shape -- it's lovely! Happy Valentine's Day, Kate!


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