Flowers symbolically suited for funerals

It’s fairly common knowledge that different flowers have different meanings. Some of these meanings are subtle while others are crystal clear. When you wish to order funeral flowers or even sympathy flowers for a grieving family, these are some of your most suitable options.



These long lasting flowers are popular additions for sympathy bouquets. Red carnations represent admiration while pink ones represent remembrance and white ones symbolise innocence and pure love.



This is the flower most commonly associated with funerals. They symbolise the restoration of the soul of the person who has passed away. White stargazer lilies represent sympathy while any white lily symbolises purity.



These are also regular additions to funeral arrangements. In many countries, like Italy, Spain, France, and Poland, these flower symbolise death and are reserved only for such arrangements. In other countries, however, these flowers often represent something a bit more positive.


Hydrangea Plants

This is a seasonal spring potted plant and can prove comforting to a family grieving the loss of a loved one. They can be kept indoors and they are quite hardy which means that they aren’t too fussy in terms of their growing conditions. This plant offers a heartfelt and sincere message.



These are grand, tall flowers with multiple blooms on each stem. They can grow up to 4 feet tall and they are often used in traditional funerals. This flower represents sincerity as well as a strong character and integrity. They are available in many colours to suit any preference.



These are a timeless classic and the most recognisable of all flowers. They send a message of innocence and humility. Different colours have additional meanings and dark crimson ones represent sorrow and grief. They can be sent on their own or added to a mixed bouquet.


Orchid Plants

Another elegant plant that will offer comfort to those grieving. Pink and white orchids traditionally represent sympathy and the varieties to look for include dendrobium and phalaenopsis.


Tulips and Daffodils

These flowers offer new hope to those who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one. They are appropriate to send to the whole family and you can choose such colours as yellow, white, or even red – depending on your relationship with the family.