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Language of Love: Secret Meanings To Top Valentine's Day Flowers

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LANSING, Mich. - Valentine's Day is one day away and if you're at a loss for ideas we may have quite the arrangement for you.

Whether you're planning to give or hoping to receive flowers this Valentine's Day, it might help you to know that the color and type of flower have meanings.

Valentine's Day lovers say there's no better way to win over your significant other's heart than with a beautiful arrangement of flowers, but a rose isn't just a rose.

Check out the flower meanings below:

  • Red roses are known for love.
  • Daisies are known for symbolizing beauty, innocence and purity.
  • Tulips stand for perfect love and elegance.
  • Alstroemeria are long-lasting, attention-grabbing petals represent friendship and devotion.
  • Orchids are rare blossoms symbolize love, beauty, luxury and strength.
  • Carnations stand for fascination and new love

Flower shops are estimated to be one of the biggest contributors to the holiday's sales.

The petal pushers at The Hyacinth House have been planning for Valentine's Day for the past two weeks, but the store began ordering flowers for the big holiday back in December.

Store owner, Jim Schmidt says workers have been putting in non-stop hours, some ending their shifts at 4 a.m. and others beginning shifts at 6 a.m.

Schmidt says the doors of most places like flower shops, candy shops and gift shops will be revolving for the next 48 hours.

Valentine's Day is expected to contribute $17.3 billion to the economy this year.

To order your own flowers from the Hyacinth House, visit:

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