Best Valentine's Day flowers

Go beyond the traditional bouquet of roses this year with these surprising choices

Anemones

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Anemones

The velvety petals, which come in red, pink, purple, or white, are perfect for those who love romantic hues.

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Tazetta daffodils (narcissus)

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Tazetta daffodils (narcissus)

To a fragrance lover, give these highly scented flowers.

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Tulips

Tulips

To those who can’t wait till spring, give tulips, which are often grown in local greenhouses for early bloom now.

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Camellia

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Camellia 

Winter-white petals stun with their geometric shape.

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Hellebores

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Hellebores

These distinctive blooms, usually shaped like cups or bells, come in a number of hues, including white, green, pink, red, and deep purple.

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Iceland poppy

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Iceland poppy

These dramatic poppies burst with vibrant color, from orange to salmon to deep rose pink. For something tamer, look for cream, white, or yellow varieties.

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Flowering quince

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Flowering quince

In late winter, branches erupt into bloom with delicate petals.

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