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14 best Valentine's Day roses to surprise your loved ones

We've found the best flowers for Valentine's Day

Megan Bull

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and though our plans might look a little different this year that doesn't mean that we can't surprise our loved ones with the perfect gift. You can never go wrong with a beautiful bouquet of roses - throw in a box of chocolates and a bottle of bubbly and you've got all the essentials for a romantic night in. Whether you're a fan of the classic red rose or less conventional colours, we've rounded up the best blooms from the likes of Marks & Spencer, Appleyard Flowers and Waitrose. Plus, find out how to take care of your Valentine's Day roses!

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Flying Flowers roses

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Pure Romance Gift Set, £52.97, Flying Flowers

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You're getting a real bargain with the Pure Romance Gift Set from Flying Flowers! The ultimate romantic gesture, wow them with a dozen luxury red roses as well as a free vase worth £14.99 and a box of Lindt chocolates. 

Pulbrook & Gould roses

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The Jane Luxury Valentine's Bouquet, from £140, Pulbrook & Gould

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Famed London florist Pulbrook & Gould has created four stunning rose arrangements inspired by Pride and Prejudice. Named after three of the novel's leading characters plus its country estate, The Lydia, The Jane, The Darcy and The Pemberley each feature an individual colour palette of premium garden and spray roses plus delicate hints of foliage. It's a gift to make your sweetheart swoon! 

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Marks & Spencer roses

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Especially for You Bouquet, £40, Marks & Spencer

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Perfect for Valentine's Day, the Especially for You Bouquet is a real treat. Delivered alongside these 22 beautiful blooms, your special one will find a bottle of Prosecco and Swiss chocolate truffles to match. 

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Bloom roses

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Romance Bouquet, £222, Bloom

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If you're looking for something truly spectacular to knock your true love's socks off, then the Romance Bouquet by Bloom is the one. The company was founded by celebrity florist Larry Walsh, and all of the arrangements - which are presented in fully sustainable, plastic-free packaging - are simply stunning.

Appleyard Flowers roses

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50 Luxury Red Roses, £119.99, Appleyard Flowers

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Unable to spend Valentine's Day together this year? Surprise your nearest and dearest with 50 velvety red roses from Appleyard Flowers. They'll arrive in semi-bloom so your Valentine can enjoy them for much longer. 

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Serenata Flowers roses

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Bella Rossa, £29.99, Serenata Flowers

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This pretty pink bunch is sure to score you major points across the board. According to the brand, pink roses are a symbol of grace and gentility and carry the message of happiness and light-hearted romance – fitting for Valentine's Day. 

Waitrose roses

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Valentine's Day Sophie Conran Rose & Tulip Jug, £70, Waitrose

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They'll be swooning over these elegant roses and tulips from Waitrose. This Insta-worthy bouquet is delivered alongside a Sophie Conran Jug and Charbonnel et Walker Pink Champagne truffles. Just make sure to include your free personalised message at checkout so your loved one knows who to thank. 

Haute Florist roses

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Grand Roses and Prosecco, £95, Haute Florist

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The pièce de résistance of romance, Haute Florists' hat boxes are a thing of beauty – and this particular box is a show-stopper. Filled with 12 delicate Naomi red roses, eight delicious Ferrero Rocher chocolates and a 187ml bottle of delicious Prosecco, it's sure to be love at first sight. 

eFlorist roses

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Single Red Rose, £24.99, eFlorist

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Sometimes less really is more. There's nothing like a single red rose to celebrate Valentine's Day and for a little extra, you can also add a card, vase, box of chocolates or the sweetest teddy bear to your order. 

Bloom & Wild roses

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The Ruby, £70, Bloom & Wild

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Described as one of the UK's most-loved online florists, Bloom & Wild's show-stopping range features a number of rose-filled bunches. One of our favourites is the Ruby which arrives hand-tied for extra impact. 

Flowercard roses

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Head Over Heels Roses, £50, Flowercard

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Filled with red roses, purple chrysanthemums and pink waxflower, this trug is the ultimate gift for Valentine's Day if you're head over heels in love.

Maison de Fleurs roses

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'The One' Roses, £130, Maison de Fleurs

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Show your someone special just how much you love them with this romantic bouquet. Only available for London delivery, these blush pink garden roses will arrive in a gorgeous couture collection box between 12-16 February. 

 

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Funky Pigeon roses

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The Letterbox Rainbow Roses, £25.99, Funky Pigeon

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Brighten up their day with a striking bunch of multi-coloured blooms. Funky Pigeon's letterbox flowers are carefully packaged by hand to keep them in perfect condition on their journey to the recipient. Once opened, your Valentine will find flower food, care tips and a gift card inside. 

How to care for Valentine's Day roses

Interflora's guide to keeping your Valentine's Day roses fresher for longer is full of helpful tips and tricks courtesy of artisan florist Steve Betts. The brand recommends cleaning a vase with soapy water and a good rinse before adding your flowers to eliminate any bacteria.

You'll then need to fill your vase two thirds full with fresh water and add the flower food, but remember to refresh these every few days. When attending to the roses, you should cut off about 2cm from the bottom of each stem using sharp scissors at a 45 degree angle. Every 2-3 days, you should re-cut the rose stems. 

It's important that you remove any foliage which may sit below the waterline as this can cause bacteria to build up in the vase. You'll also need to remove any guard petals from your roses – these are the tougher, darker petals on the outsides. Interflora advises that you keep your flowers away from windowsills, other draught sources and blaring radiators. 

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