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Infographic: The Meaning of Mother’s Day Flowers

Carnations signify purity, faith, love, beauty and charity. Carnations are the most gifted flower at Mother’s Day with pink carnations having the most significance. Legend has it that they first sprouted from the Virgin Mary’s tears shed over Jesus’ death – making them the symbol of a mother’s undying love.

Roses – if your mother is very traditional, roses might be the best option for her. The rose maybe the most-given Mother’s Day flower after carnations. Red roses are traditionally associated with romantic love while a lighter red or deep pink color denotes gratitude and appreciation.

  • Yellow roses are believed to represent a caring nature
  • White roses are associated with purity and brightness.

Tulips are a perfect choice if your mom is light-hearted and easy-going. Tulips represent comfort, coziness and above all happiness.

  • The yellow tulip symbolizes “there’s sunshine in your smile”.
  • White symbolize heaven and purity and pink tulips mean affection and caring

Lilies – Beloved by many mothers, lilies come in a number of colors and varieties. Calla lilies stand for beauty. Lily of the Valley convey humility and devotion.

  • White lilies symbolize virtue and purity while pink represent friendship and prosperity.
  • The day lily is a Chinese symbol for motherhood.

Daisies – Gerbera Daisies symbolize innocence, purity and beauty and also represent cheerfulness. If your mom radiates happiness, gerbera daisies are a perfect pick for her bouquet.

Orchids – represent love, luxury, beauty and strength. The orchid is also a Chinese symbol for “many children.”
In ancient Greece women believed that if the father of their unborn child ate large, new orchid tubers, the baby would be a boy. If the mother ate small orchid tubers, she would give birth to a girl.

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  1. Angela says

    thanks for the lovely description of the meaning of each flower for mothers day

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