Shop Valentine’s Day flowers with these tips from a celebrity florist

Even the most booked-and-busy stars take time to smell the roses.

Just ask event planner and flower designer Lewis Miller, who curates show-stopping blooms for A-list clientele like Serena Williams and Beyoncé — the latter of whom once commissioned one of the expert’s most “memorable” arrangements of all time.

“It was a gift for her Long Island home, so we created something with lots of shades of blue,” he tells Page Six Style.

Now, with Valentine’s Day on the way, the flower pro’s instead reaching for “plum, burgundy, blush, taupes” and other “sexier, surprising” flower hues. (“Avoid [the] CVS color palette at all costs!” he quips).

So if you’re still searching for a sweet-smelling surprise for your sweetheart this year, read on for more of Lewis’ expert recommendations — and to shop similar blooms before delivery deadlines pass.

Lewis Miller creating a bouquet
Lewis Miller’s show-stopping floral arrangements are a Hollywood hit. lewismillerdesign/Instagram

Pick the perfect peonies

If you’ve got love on the brain this Valentine’s Day, Miller recommends picking peonies for a significant other. Just be sure to keep colors in mind, as the flower pro advises against “red on red” arrangements. 

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A vase full pf pink peonies

The Peony

PInk peonies in a Mason jar
1-800 Flowers

Precious Peony Bouquet

A spring peony arrangement

Serene Spring Peony Bouquet

Think beyond basic blooms

While everything’s typically coming up roses in February, Miller recommends opting for something that stands out from the rest. “Roses are so pedestrian and obvious for Valentine’s Day, and the quality is pretty lousy in February,” he says. “I’d much rather a cloud of pink sweet peas.”

“For Valentine’s Day, it’s nice to have something fragrant,” he adds.

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Pink snapdragon in a vase

Lavender Pink Snapdragon

Flowers in a white vase
The Bouqs

Dreamy Meadow

Pink hyacith in a brass vase

Mademoiselle Hyacinth

No Valentine, no problem

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romantic love — and if you’re celebrating a bestie this year, Miller lists anemones as a top choice for someone who’s “just a friend.”

(For more Galentine’s Day gift ideas that’ll never wilt, don’t forget to check out our guide to the best presents on Amazon, too.)

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A bouquet of orange, pink and yellow flowers

The Margot

A flower bouquet

The Fable

flowers in a mason jar
The Bouqs

Sweet Tea

Don’t count out dainty designs

Don’t underestimate the (flower) power of tiny blooms. “My motto: Bigger is not better,” says Miller. “A dainty small clutch of something exquisite is far superior to a big mess of ordinary.” 

“Personally, I love flowers that grow and change, just like love grows and changes,” he added.

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A blue and purple flower arrangement

Blue Botanica

A white and purple flower arrangement

The Situationship

A pink mini orchid
The Sill

Mini Orchid