Valentine’s Day Plant Care Resources

February is a lovely time of year! And in February many people receive plants as gifts.  Below are resources for those looking to take the best care of the roses, bouquets, forced bulbs, and other plants they received from a loved one.

Rosa Red Cut Flower Bunch
Cut roses are a popular Valentine's Day Gift. Photo courtesy of Aaron Steil. 

Cut Flowers

Potted Florist Plants (Azalea, Primrose, etc.)

Dianthus caryophyllus purple and lavender Cut Flower
Not all cut flowers at Valentine's Day have to be red roses!  Photo Courtesy of Aaron Steil. 

Forced Bulbs (Tulip, Daffodils, etc.)

Foliage Houseplants

History and Background on Popular Valentine’s Day Plants

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