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Meaningful Mother's Day Flowers

Flowers are one of the top gifts chosen for Mother’s Day. But did you know that the flower you choose can send a message? Each flower has it’s own unique significance. Check out some of the most popular flowers and what they mean, here:


A red carnation symbolizes love, pride and admiration.

A pink carnation symbolizes the love of a woman or a mother.

A purple carnation symbolizes capriciousness

A yellow carnation symbolizes disdain, rejection or disappointment;

A white carnation symbolizes innocence and pure love.


This flower symbolises fidelity, optimism, joy and long life.

A red chrysanthemum conveys love whilst a white one stands for truth and a yellow one for slighted love.


This spring flower symbolizes regard and chivalry. It is indicative of rebirth, new beginnings and eternal life. It also symbolizes unrequited love.

A single daffodil foretells a misfortune while a bunch of daffodils indicate joy and happiness.


These divinely scented blooms symbolise innocence and thoughtfulness.


The orchid is a symbol of refinement, thoughtfulness and mature charm. It also symbolizes proud and glorious femininity, explaining its popularity as a Mothers Day gift.


Roses have a range of meanings depending on the colour of the petals.

A red rose is an unmistakable expression of love, conveying deep emotion though this could be love, longing or desire. They can also be used to convey respect, admiration and devotion. So many meanings for such a highly popular flower.

Yellow roses feelings of sunshine, warmth, joy and welcome. They symbolise friendship and caring. This rose colour, unlike most of the others listed, does not carry any meaning of romantic love but instead indicates purely platonic emotions.

Light pink rose blooms are indicative of sweetness and innocence.

Deep pink rose blooms convey deep gratitude and appreciation.

Pink roses of whatever shade also signify elegance and grace.