10 beautiful flowers that look like roses
Ranunculus look like the rose’s cousin. Plump, abundant and wonderfully ruffley, they look so romantic.
And their wild stems will give your bouquet a lovely relaxed look. Ranunculus also symbolise affection, so they’re the perfect romantic or friendship flower!
One of the most-loved flowers around, peonies are guaranteed to please, trust us. These flowers look just like wild roses because of their big plump heads.
But their frilly, fluffy petals are what sets them apart. They are a perfect alternative to roses and in season for such a short time that they are really exciting to receive.
Carnation flowers look really like roses. And with their pretty frilly petals, they look oh-so romantic in a bouquet.
Which is just as well, because carnations symbolise happiness and love! And they’ve been used since Ancient Greek times as a celebration flower.
We love pink carnations and white carnations the most, so look out for them in our bouquets.
This striking flower looks like a rose but has arch-shaped petals. Camellia come in lots of colours.
But white, red and pink are the colours you’ll see the most.
The red camellia symbolises passion, pink love and white admiration. So they are a great alternative to roses!
Native to Mexico, these unusual flowers look so striking in a bouquet.
And because dahlia symbolise elegance, strength and creativity, they’re a good alternative to roses whether you’re gifting a friend or your partner.
With big flower heads and pointy petals, they look so unique.
Lisianthus look very similar to roses, but they’re usually a little cheaper! With lovely pillowy petals, they’re such a pretty addition to a bouquet.
And lisianthus symbolise appreciation, so they’re just the thing to send your parents, partner or best friends.
Begonias have very vibrant colours, but their flower head is full and ruffley, just like a plump rose.
And because begonias are symbols of individuality and standing out, they make a really thoughtful alternative to roses for people who don’t like following the crowds.
8. Double impatiens
Like a cross between a rose and a peony, double impatiens are a really special choice. These lovely full flowers have blousey petals and come in the most beautiful pinks and white. While impatiens are generally thought to symbolise motherly love, some people think they symbolise disagreement… So be mindful of this before you send them!
9. Double tulips
Double tulips are really unusual. Imagine a normal tulip, but with twice as many petals. This makes the bud fatter, fuller and more open, so the flower looks just like a rose! They come in so many colours, which all hold different meanings. But, just like the rose, red double tulips symbolise true love.
Gardenias look very similar to roses and have large, scented flowers. You’ll only find white gardenias, which symbolise purity, love and the power of attraction. So they’re the perfect romantic alternative to roses.