Valentine's flowers have several meanings

Site suggests etiquette tips for big day

Published On: Dec 14 2011 09:19:37 AM PST   Updated On: Nov 22 2010 12:19:45 AM PST

Not sure of the right type of flower to get your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Roses, of course, are the most popular choice, followed by tulips and carnations.

But with so many different types of flowers to pick from, so to speak, a little lesson in floral etiquette can make your day all the more special.

The floral Web site Flora2000, which facilitates floral deliveries in 150 countries worldwide, has put together a set of etiquette tips for Valentine's Day, suggesting which flowers would be most appropriate based on your relationship:

Flora2000 said that depending on what color rose you select for your valentine, it may not convey the meaning you intended. The site said these are the most commonly accepted meaning for each color rose:

Also, the site suggested that some flowers should never be given to your valentine. First remember not give anything that is black in color. Also never give withered flowers. Here are the symbolic meanings of these specific flowers you should avoid giving.