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Top 5 Flowers for Mothers’ Day and their Meaning.


One of the best ways of honoring and expressing love to your mom on Mother’s Day is presenting them with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Considering the unique position mothers hold in the lives of each one of us, it’s important to be selective when deciding what flowers to include in the bouquet.

Various types of flowers have different meanings. On this article, we will provide readers with five flowers and purposes for the different types when used on Mother’s Day.


Over the years, the tradition of use of carnations has developed, and today, carnation is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of showing love to your mother on Mother’s Day. For over 100 years, the flower has been in use on this particular day for mothers.

The tradition of celebrating began in the early 1900s and was championed by Anna Jarvis. Anna is credited for being the first woman to use carnations to celebrate mothers. In commemoration of her mother in 1907, she delivered 500 carnations (white in color) to St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia and requested to have each mother in the congregation given one. Her mother had served the church for more than 20 years as a Sunday, school teacher. Carnations Anna’s mother favorite flowers. This act of appreciating mothers was repeated in the church the following year. The tradition of associating carnations with Mothers' Day was adopted from that time, and it’s still in practice to date. White carnations are used to commemorate deceased mothers while pink and red carnations are used to celebrate mothers who are alive.


Including Azaleas in the bouquet you intend to present to your mom on Mother’s Day is a perfect idea. The flower is appreciated and celebrated every year by communities across the globe for its aesthetic value and its symbolism. The symbolism of Azalea varies from one community to the other, but among the Chinese, it symbolizes womanhood. The flowers are beautiful and are mainly associated with love. You can purchase Azaleas in most florist outlets in your location. They are suitable for growth in many countries of the world.


Tulips are a perfect way of honoring your mom on Mothers’ Day. For those whose mothers are cheerful and carefree, tulips are a right way of honoring them and making them feel important on this day.


Asians popularly use Lilies as a symbol of motherhood. They are known for their outstanding beauty. You can purchase lilies at a local florist where they may be available in a wide range of bright colors, including yellow and orange.


When selecting flowers to include in a bouquet for a soothing and calm mother, it is essential to put into consideration bluebells. Their blue color and beautiful shape enhance their aesthetic value making them suitable for use on this special day for our lovely mothers. They bloom in April and May which coincide with the season for Mothers’ Day. Bluebells are a symbol of constancy and humility.

Finding a right combination of these flowers and the right colors is important.

Put a smile on her face by selecting a bouquet that gives a reflection of her lifestyle. 

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