The Meaning of Flowers

A funeral is a difficult time and they can require a great deal of planning. When choosing funeral flowers you want to ensure they reflect your love for the person who has passed away and help create a beautiful tribute to their lives. Knowing the meaning behind traditional funeral flowers and what they symbolise may help guide you in your decision. Please do remember that the flowers listed below are the most popular flowers used at funerals, there are no set rules that you have to use any of them. Pick a flower that means the most to you and provides you with the best comfort. 

 

 

Magnolias

 

 White Magnolia traditionally embody dignity and perseverance

 

 

 

Roses

 

White roses evoke innocence while red convey love, pink roses signify grace while crimson roses mean grief. Yellow roses at a funeral could symbolise a friends strong ties

 

 

 

Orchids

 

Represent enduring love

 

 

 

Lilies

 

Our favourite ( we may have used it in our logo ), symbolises purity and innocence being restored to the soul of the departed.  

 

 

 

Camellia

 

Pink or Red camellias traditionally symbolises gratitude

 

 

 

Violets

 

Violets represent faithfulness

 

 

 

Carnations

 

Red carnations symbolise admiration while pink carnations stand for remembrance. White carnations symbolise pure love and innocence

 

 

 

LiLacs

 

Again, white lilacs represent innocence 

 

 

Tulips

 

Red tulips evoke forgiveness while White tulips represent the perfect love

 

 

 

Forget Me Nots

 

Represent true love and remembrance

 

 

Chrysanthemums

 

Chrysanthemums symbolise death and grief and would be regarded as the 'standard' funeral flower

 

 

Gladilous

 

Represent strength of character and moral integrity 

 

 

 

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