A bold, beautiful bouquet of blooms is the perfect way to thank your mother for everything she has done for you over the years. However, did you know the variant and colour of the blooms you choose says a lot more than ‘thank you’ alone?
Plants and flowers convey an array of feelings and emotions, so it’s important to pick wisely – especially when there are so many different blooms out there to pick from. Here we’ve highlighted some of the most popular options, alongside their symbolism.
Carnations are symbolic of purity, love, faith, beauty and charity. These blooms are one of the most gifted flowers come to Mother’s Day, especially the pretty pink variant, which boasts the most significance.
Legend says the blooms were the produce of the Virgin Mary’s tears which were shed following Jesus’ death. As a result, these blooms are viewed as the symbol of a mother’s undying love.
If your mother is likely to enjoy something more traditional, roses should be at the top of your gift list. After carnations, roses come in a close second place for Mother’s Day gifts.
These blooms are often associated with romantic love, however, the lighter hues of red and deep pink shades can denote feelings of gratitude and appreciation.
Yellow roses on the other hand are symbolic of a caring nature, while white roses are said to resemble purity and brightness.
Tulips are an ideal choice for Mother’s Day, especially for a mother who is easy going and light-hearted. Tulips are symbolic of cosiness, comfort and most importantly, happiness. These blooms naturally come to light in early spring and, just like roses, each hue boasts a different meaning.
Red tulips (as you’d guess) mean love, white symbolises forgiveness, and purple denotes royalty (a great option for the Queen of the household).
The yellow tulip is a great way to say ‘you have sunshine in your smile’, while white variants are symbolic of purity and heaven. Lastly, pink tulips are used to show affection and caring nature.
These blooms are a favourite of many mothers and come in a wide array of hues and varieties. Calla lilies are symbolic of beauty, whilst the celebrated Lily of the Valley conveys humility and devotion.
White lilies symbolise purity and virtue, while the pink variants represent prosperity and friendship. The day lily, in Chinese culture, is also the symbol of motherhood.
Gerbera Daisies are a great gift to give those who represent purity, innocence and beauty, as well as cheerfulness. If your mother is the type of person to radiate happiness, gerbera daisies are an ideal gift for her on Mother’s Day.
The attention-grabbing colourful blooms look great in a vase and make for a fantastic table centrepiece too – perfect for if you’re planning to cook for your mum on the big day.
These beautiful blooms represent luxury, love, beauty and strength. In Chinese culture, the orchid is also a symbol for ‘many children’. Meanwhile, in ancient Greece, women believed that if the mother ate small orchid tubers, she would give birth to a girl, while if the father of their unborn child ate large, new orchid tubers, the baby would be a boy.
Instantly recognisable, the bold, yellow flowers of daffodils symbolise new beginnings. Adding them to a bouquet is a great gift for new mums. You can purchase daffodil arrangements, or give the mother in your life a pack of bulbs to grow herself. This way, every time she sees them bloom, she will be reminded of her first Mother’s Day.
These blooms are a firm favourite for Mother’s Day and are one of the most popular spring flowers available. They are said to symbolise the feeling of gratitude, however, each colour carries a different meaning. If you wish to show your mother sincerity and love, gift her a vase brimming with hot-hued, pink hydrangeas. Alternatively, opt for purple hydrangeas, which are symbolic of abundance and understanding.
Whichever blooms you choose, going that one step further by gifting your mum a bouquet that is both aesthetically pleasing and which carries strong meaning is a great way to show her just how much you care this Mother’s Day. You could stick to having just one type of bloom, or you may wish to mix and match a few in a bouquet. Alternatively, why not gift your mum a handful of bulbs so she can grow her own blooms?
If you’re still unsure which flowers to go for, the majority of online florists, including Serenata Flowers, feature pre-prepared Mother’s Day arrangements, which can suit a range of tastes and styles. With plenty of delivery options to pick from too, you can ensure your blooms will arrive in time to put a smile on your mother’s face!