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Beautiful and pretty flowers have always been a staple for many celebrations, may they be anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day or Mother’s day. According to the Society of American Florists, Mother’s Day is marked as the No. 02 holiday for the florists and floral purchases (Valentine’s Day is the No. 01). A traditional and time-honored bouquet of fresh and lovely flowers makes the graceful present for mother’s day wishes, especially when you have made extra struggles to think that which flower will best suit your mother.

Rather than choosing a bouquet in hurry or just buying one that looks attractive, why don’t you give you gift a meaning? It may not be in your knowledge that every flower has a meaning behind it and it may have a rich history behind it. This is quoted by the Society of American Florists. Think about the flower that best matches your mom’s personality or just pick up the bloom that goes best with her birth month. Add a courteous card, and you are well prepared to make your mom’s day this May.

Here are some of the recommendations of the most trendy and attractive flowers along with their histories, favored by the Society of American Florists and Teleflora.


Chic, dashing, classic and modern: if these are the characteristics best describing your mother, the decision to present rose is the best one. Different colors of rose contain different meanings, e.g. yellow roses mean friendship, pink represents appreciation and admiration. Don’t go for red roses as they mean romance. White and pink can be good options as the former shows love and gratitude while the later symbolizes purity. You can also choose cream-colored roses as they mean thoughtfulness.


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Tulip also contains different colors, all with a variety of meanings and emotions. Pink tulips depict “caring” and “affection” while purple color shows “royalty”. Red is as always for “romance” and white tulip represents cheerfulness or “apology”. There are many different types of tulips – fringed, parrot, French, lily-fringed etc – all carrying the same uniqueness as your mom. It’s up to you that which color and type you choose, but all tulips are quintessential spring flowers, bringing your mom a perfect feeling of joy.


Energetic, inspiring and fun-to-be-around: if these words best describe your mother, grab her a bouquet of lilies. Daylilies are for enthusiastic moms and stargazer lilies are best for ambitious mothers. Calla lilies go for regal mothers. Casablanca lilies show “celebration”.


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This name may not have touched your ears commonly for Mother’s Day; they are mostly used for weddings. Adding them to this list is because they are surely beautiful and lovely as any other flower in this article. According to the Society of American Florists, peonies depict healing. Teleflora contradicts and says that they also manifest honor and copiousness. They also come in a different range of colors, from white to pink, red and even purple. In any color, they make the best gift to wish your mom the Mother’s Day. Besides all that, peonies can grow quite large, so, a bouquet of these flowers makes a flamboyant centerpiece for vases. Their aroma is also wonderful and pleasant.


Artistic, eccentric, amusing and innovator: did you just read the description of your mom’s personality? O’ yes, the floral equivalent to this person is the orchid. Orchid literally means, “Delicate beauty” – so make a deep thought while presenting this to your mom. Whether she will love this comparison or get offended. This flower is best for a trendy mother, who loves new styles, and bold and exotic colors. Orchids are the most “highly evolved” flowers and have a great variety of colors and sizes. If confused about the color, opt pink as it shows elegance, confidence, and delicacy.


At the end comes, “the Carnation”. Last but not least, this flower epitomizes love and affection. According to Brides, pink carnations actually imply “a mother’s underlying eternal love”.  Christian legend says that pink carnations first grew from the ground where the Virgin Mary shed tears over Jesus’ death. In 1907, Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day, sent 500 white carnations (her mother’s favorite flower) to every mother at her West Virginia gathering on her mother’s death anniversary. Every color of carnation carries its unique meaning. White signifies pure or unconditional love and good luck while pink depicts a mother’s love. Carnations are one of the long-lasting cut flowers that you can choose, so your gift will last longer.

Remember that you can mix and match your flowers to make a combination of colors and types. This will present an extra special gift to the first love of your life i.e. your MOTHER.


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