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Flower alternatives to traditional roses
Roses are one of the most popular flowers in the world, and we just adore them as we’re sure by now you know. However, sometimes it can be refreshing to send someone a bouquet of flowers with a focal flower that’s a bit more unique as an extra surprise.
This classic rose-looking flower is one of the most adored flowers on the market, the peony. With tall sturdy stems and large heads, they are often mistaken by roses.
The main thing that differs the peony from the rose is the peony’s fluffy-like petals that opens up to huge blooms. Although in season for just a very short while, peonies are without a doubt a flower in high demand during the spring and summer months.
Many people thinks that lisianthus are smaller roses. With cup shaped double flowers it’s probably the flower that looks like a rose the most.
Lisianthus comes in a range of colours such as white, pink, purple and yellow and are a very pretty addition to any bouquet. This flower symbolises gratitude and appreciation and works perfectly as a thank-you flower gift.
Ranunculus are slightly shorter and a bit more delicate flowers than roses, but nonetheless just as beautiful. Plump blooms with a thousand layers of petals, these flowers can definitely be a suitable replacement flower in any arrangement.
These beautiful ranunculus in the image below is called 'Hanoi Ranunculus'. One of the more exclusive ranunculus on the market because of its big flower heads. Just exquisite!
Carnations have a bad rep, and we don’t really understand why that is. Carnations are a very versatile flower that has long, and sturdy stems with a rose like flower head but with frilly-like petals. This flower comes in all the colours under the sun and symbolise love and gratitude.
The double tulip is just like a normal tulip but with twice as many petals. This makes the double tulip resemble a rose quite a lot! These flowers come in the same variety of colours as the standard tulip and the symbolism of the double tulip depends on the colour, just like the standard tulip.
The double anemone looks like a rose that has opened up fully with a larger centre. Same as the double tulips, the double anemone is an anemone with twice as many petals. The most common colours are blue, red and white.
Gardenias have large scented flowers and looks a lot like a rose. They only come in white and is named after the word “garden”.
Begonias flower head is small, full and looks remarkably like small roses. This pretty flower is often seen hanging from baskets and in window boxes.
Dahlias are stunning tall flowers that are native to Mexico. Its petals are smaller and sit tightly together onto the flower head.
There are many varieties of dahlias, with everything from dwarf ones to giant ones and some with flower heads that reach up to 30 cm in diameter! A trendy Dahlia variety is the ‘Café’ au Lait’ or the ‘Café’ au Lait Royal’.
This pretty flower looks just like roses and just like roses the Camellia forms bushes that can grow large. Its foliage is just like rose bushes; waxy and deep green. The most common colours are pink, white and red.
Even though a single impatiens flower doesn’t look anything like a rose, the double impatiens does very much so. They come in a range of colours with deep red, pinks and bright orange.
With all this said, there are no flower quite special as the rose and it will forever be our absolute favourite flower! For those of you who also love roses just as much as we do, have a look at our collection Roses in a Box.
And for all of you who prefer flower arrangements with a wonderful mix of roses and all other sorts of blooms, head over to our Letterbox flower collection with the perfect flowers all sorts of occasions!