Bouquet Recipe: Philia, for friendly love

A bouquet that radiates an amicable relationship
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

We all appreciate that friend who is always there for us through the good and the bad moments. That friend who will tell you the truth when you need to hear it the most. This Valentine's Day, show how much you value that friendship, and celebrate Philia with a vibrant arrangement.

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Philia: friendly love

The ancient Greeks distinguished no fewer than seven kinds of love, including Philia. Full of equality and loyalty, this love is non-passionate and honest. Philia is about trusting someone enough with your opinions and emotions, and it can be experienced with a partner too.

The Philia bouquet

This bouquet is just as versatile as friendship. Lily, chrysanthemum, gypsophila, gladiolus and anthurium come together for a colourful spectacle that is a treat for all of the senses. Did you know that lily stands for devotion and anthurium for hospitality? Two characteristics that are key to lifelong friendship.

What you need


Depending on your area, you can purchase your flowers in-store or online. If you’re purchasing in-store, call your florist ahead and ask them to create a bouquet with our list of ingredients. Alternatively you can also build it yourself with our step-by-step bouquet guide.

more love

Show us your bouquet on our Instagram and Facebook pages with the hashtag #funnyhowflowersdothat. Want more inspiration for your Valentine's bouquet? Take a look at our six other Valentine's bouquets here. And because love isn't always a bed of roses, our DIYs are success guaranteed! Discover how to surprise your loved one with a beautiful flower candle, a fine rose scrub or a deliciously romantic rose punchSuccess guaranteed!