A Brief Guide to Choosing The Correct Flowers For Different Occasions

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There are many occasions that occur in our lifetimes that we usually provide a fresh bouquet of flowers for. It can be useful to understand which varieties are better suited for certain occasions, as flowers can signify different meanings in various cultures and languages around the world.


When it comes to choosing birthday flowers for a loved one you could surprise them with a thoughtful gesture by choosing their particular birth flowers. Each month has a dedicated variety which indicates a certain characteristic and personality trait.

  • January -Carnation and Snowdrop
  • February – Violet and Primrose
  • March – Daffodil and Jonquil
  • April – Daisy and Sweet Pea
  • May – Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn
  • June – Rose and Honeysuckle
  • July – Delphinium and Waterlily
  • August – Gladiolus and Poppy
  • September – Aster and Morning Glory
  • October – Marigold and Cosmos
  • November – Chrysanthemum
  • December – Holly and Narcissus

Funerals and With Sympathy

There are several flowers which you could choose for a funeral or to send directly to the recipient. The most common selections tend to be roses, orchids, lilies and chrysanthemums. The choice of color can be significant as well. Opting for more tones such as whites, greens or blues can signify peace and calmness, whilst brighter shades like red and orange tend to evoke feelings of passion and energy.

Placing a lovely fresh bouquet of flowers into one of the cemetery vases is a great addition to show respect to your loved one when you visit them in a cemetery. Your flower bouquet will sit comfortably in the vase as opposed to lying flat on top of the memorial which could be swept away from a gust of wind.

Mothers Day

If there is a special mom in your life, you want to demonstrate you care by choosing a flower that will suit her personality. Gerberas are lovely vibrant, colourful flowers which can signify joy and happiness. When giving them on behalf of a child they can also represent innocence which is certainly appropriate.

Pink Orchids would be ideal in this scenario as they represent qualities of grace, femininity and joy. Lilies, again opting for the pink variety, would be ideal for this occasion as they represent love, femininity and admiration. The ideal way to show a special mum that you care.

Christmas Time

This is certainly a popular occasion in which people buy flowers for each other, particularly when visiting others in their homes. They can also be put up on display around the home in preparation for the festive holiday to provide a touch of festive cheer and colour. Varieties such as Amaryllis and Poinsettias are a beautiful distinguishable vibrant red with bright green leaves, which is certainly suitable for the festive theme whilst Paperwhites are a striking pure white. Amaryllis can signify determination whilst Poinsettias are an indication of hope, so they certainly provide optimism and a time to reflect on the year whilst also looking ahead to start afresh.