Traditional Mother's Day Flowers and Meanings

Choose the most appropriate flower arrangement for Mother's Day based on their meanings to create a bouquet with an extra level of thoughtfulness this Mother's Day.

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It doesn't matter how old or where you are in the world, you can always turn to your mother for support. Although you appreciate everything they do, you may forget to show them your gratitude. Choose the most appropriate flower arrangement for Mother's Day based on their meanings to create a bouquet with an extra level of thoughtfulness this Mother's Day. We've compiled a list of 7 suitable blooms with positive meanings for this occasion for those of you who are unsure of what to buy.


The official mother's day flower for many years has been the carnation, with each colour representing a different meaning. Gratitude and love are said to be symbolized by pink carnations, while admiration is symbolized by red carnations. When you include a white carnation in your Mother's Day bouquet, you are remembering generations before you who have sadly passed away.


If you want to surprise your mom on Mother's Day, give her some gladiolus flowers. Gifting gladiolus is an expression of admiration as they symbolize strength of character or integrity, as well as faithfulness and honour. Your mother created you, so these are the perfect flowers to show how much you owe her. A gladiolus flower that is pink or purple represents motherly love and grace.


Do you know that roses have a historical connection to motherhood? It is believed that they were sacred to the goddesses Isis, who was the ideal mother, and Aphrodite, who was the goddess of love and beauty. This is why a bouquet or arrangement of roses, from a flower shop in Waterville ME, is the perfect gift to show your mother how much you appreciate her.


If your mom is easygoing and light-hearted, tulips are an excellent choice for her bouquet. It's hard to beat tulips for springtime style, with their fresh, happy appearance. They are one of the ideal flowers for Mother's Day because of their symbolism of comfort, cosiness, and most importantly happiness.


In addition to symbolizing gratitude and grace, hydrangeas also represent beauty. For the mother who gives plenty of love and support, this lush and multi-petal bloom is a wonderful choice. Pink hydrangeas bought from Waterville Florist symbolize love and sincerity while blue hydrangeas represent understanding and deep gratitude. It is also possible to choose white hydrangeas for purity and grace or purple hydrangeas for understanding and abundance.


Symbolizing fertility and motherhood in many cultures, the lily is also a great Mother's Day gift! While there are hundreds of lily varieties around the world, Oriental lilies are preferred for their longer lifespan, wide range of colours, and distinctively regal appearance. White lilies are symbolic of purity and modesty, whereas orange lilies are symbolic of zest and passion. A yellow lily is the perfect gift you can give the special lady in your life on Mother's Day! When it comes to wishing mum a year full of abundance and prosperity, pink lilies make a great choice.

Gerbera daisy

There is nothing more cheerful than a gerbera daisy flower. You can be sure your mother will be delighted with a bouquet of gerbera daisies if she is joyful. Their heads resemble sunflowers with their large, yellow flowers. In spite of their association with innocence, purity, and beauty, gerberas mostly symbolize cheerfulness, thanks to their vibrant colors and welcoming outlook. Mother's Day flower delivery Waterville is the best solution if you live far away from your mother and cannot attend.

Choose flowers from Waterville Florist & Formal Wear to express your sentiments not just to your mother, but also to your aunts, sisters, partner, and mother-in-law!

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