What Flowers are Associated With Mother’s Day? (Find OUT)

Flowers are the most popular gift for Mother’s Day. They’re easy to get and send, and they can be personalized with a message or a card. 

But do you know which flowers are associated with Mother’s Day? If not, this guide will explain all of the different flower types that make up some of the most memorable bouquets we’ve received over the years.

Yellow Roses

Yellow roses symbolize friendship and joy, so if you want to give your mother a bouquet that shows her how much you love her, these are perfect. 

They’re associated with the sun and the color yellow, which makes sense considering that most flowers associated with Mother’s Day have some kind of relationship to summertime. 

Yellow roses are also more expensive than other colors of roses because they take longer to grow (and can be difficult to grow).

They make great bouquets by themselves or combined with white or red roses. If you want something classic but not too over-the-top girly, this is your go-to flower!


Carnations, though only one of the more common flowers associated with Mother’s Day, are nonetheless a beautiful symbol of love and affection. They’re often given on this special day and are also associated with romance.

Carnations may be given to express condolences and can show appreciation as well as an expression of love. 

Carnation bouquets have long been popular for their beauty and versatility. You can use them in any type of arrangement from formal to casual and they’ll look great no matter what!

Pink Roses

With their vibrant coloring and sweet, delicate scent, roses have long been a popular choice for Mother’s Day bouquets. 

The flower is associated with love and romance, but it also signifies friendship and gratitude and sometimes even appreciation.

The flower’s symbolism is varied: some believe that rose petals resemble tears shed for lost loved ones. It can also represent purity or innocence because of its association with the Virgin Mary (whose name means “immaculate,” hence the color white). In some cultures, roses are associated with prosperity; in others they’re seen as symbols of peace or farewell.

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

The Peruvian Lily is a popular flower for Mother’s Day. These plants are easy to grow and have a long vase life, making them perfect for the occasion. 

The flowers have pinkish-white petals with yellow centers, which symbolize love and purity. They’re also known as the Lily of the Incas because they were first discovered in Peru by Spanish explorers in 1527.

Stargazer Lilies

Stargazer lilies are the most popular flower for Mother’s Day. They have large, fragrant blooms and are available in white, yellow, and red. 

Stargazer lilies will bloom all summer long if you choose to plant them in your garden after your initial purchase. The Asiatic lily is another name for these beautiful flowers that grow well in zones 3 through 9.

Chrysanthemum (Shasta Daisy)

The chrysanthemum is a flowering plant of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. It is one of several genera in the Asteraceae that are referred to as “mums”.

The daisy is a popular garden flower and is used in many decorative ways. It has been cultivated for over 2,000 years. 

In England, it was first grown as an ornamental plant by John Gerard, who noted its ability to thrive even when cut back every few days during summer months (when other plants would have perished). He studied its propagation method and published his findings.


Tulips are one of the most popular flowers for Mother’s Day, and for good reason. Tulips are associated with spring, which makes them a fitting symbol for this holiday. 

The tulip is also associated with the Netherlands it was first cultivated there in the 1600s and has since become an important part of Dutch culture. 

In addition to being used as a symbol of love, many paintings feature tulips as symbols of beauty or royalty (like Queen Elizabeth II). 

To add further to their popularity and abundance on Mother’s Day, they’ve been featured in literature such as “The Scarlet Letter” and “Little Women.”

Red Roses

Red roses are the most popular flower for Mother’s Day, and you’re definitely not alone if your mom deserves a bouquet of them. But why? Red roses symbolize love and passion—the perfect way to commemorate this special day!

The color red has long been associated with love and romance. Flowers such as red roses can be seen as a sign of passion, desire and romance. 

While you may think that the color red is just another shade in your favorite lipstick (and it is), it also has meanings beyond what we see at first glance.

As a symbol of love: Red represents feelings of warmth, affection and passion which are feelings most mothers want for their children on every day but this one especially! 

So if you’re looking for an easy way to show off how much you care about someone special on Mother’s Day this year then consider giving her some beautiful flowers made up from blossoms stained bright crimson hues—like these stunning beauties here below.

White Calla Lily

White Calla lilies are a symbol of purity and innocence.

They represent the purity of motherhood and are also associated with funerals. White calla lilies are popular for weddings, especially in Italy where they’re given to brides on their wedding day as a symbol of their virginity. 

The white calla lilies are also associated with the Virgin Mary because they can remain white after being cut from the plant, which is similar to how Mary remained pure even after giving birth to Jesus.

Purple Orchid

Purple Orchid flowers are usually associated with funerals. Purple Orchid flowers are also associated with good luck. Purple Orchid flowers are also associated with love and romance. Purple Orchid flowers are also associated with friendship.

Freesia Flowers

When it comes to flowers in general, white and yellow are the most popular color choices. Freesia flowers are no exception; they’re often found in a blend of white and yellow with little or no other colors. Because of this, freesias are also sometimes called “living jewels,” though it’s not hard to see why. 

Their stunning appearance makes them a perfect addition to weddings or other special events where you want something outside of the box (but not too crazy). 

The flowers themselves have an elegant shape that complements their soft scent, which is usually reminiscent of honeyed hay (though some varieties have stronger scents). 

They’re native to South Africa and thrive best when planted in well-drained soil at normal temperatures between 55°F and 70°F. 

Because they prefer full sunlight, freesia plants should be kept away from shade sources such as trees or buildings during daylight hours if possible to ensure optimal growth conditions.

Blue Iris Flowers

Blue iris flowers are often associated with the Mother’s Day holiday. These lovely springtime blooms can be found growing wild in many areas, including Europe and the United States. 

The Greek goddess Hera was associated with the blue iris flower, which is a symbol of wisdom and truth.

Blue irises can be used to make bouquets or arrangements at home or at work. You should take care when arranging them so that they don’t become damaged during shipping!


So, if you’re looking for a way to show mom that you care, consider sending her flowers! They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. 

Some are small enough to fit into a vase or bud vase while others need something bigger like an urn or bucket. You can also add them into your home decor by adding them on the table or hanging some up on a wall as decoration.