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The best flowers to give on mother's day

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Mother's Day is a special occasion when people celebrate and show appreciation and gratitude for their mums or maternal figures in their life. One of the most popular ways to express this is through the gift of flowers. Many different flowers are associated with Mother's Day, each with its special meaning.

The Timeless Choice of Roses

Roses are a classic and popular choice for Mother's Day. Each rose is tied to a different meaning, and it's your choice what you’d like to convey to your mum on this holiday. Red roses are associated with love and affection, pink roses represent gratitude and appreciation, yellow roses are often given to express friendship, and white roses symbolise purity and innocence. Roses are a versatile flower and can be given on their own or mixed with other flowers to create a stunning bouquet.

Carnations to share your love and admiration

Carnations are another popular flower for Mother's Day. They come in a variety of colours and are a great alternative to the classic choice of roses. Carnations are renowned for their fresh, sweet scent and will make a great addition to any Mother's Day floral arrangement. As for their meaning, pink carnations are often associated with a mother's love, red carnations symbolise admiration, and white carnations symbolise pure love and beauty. Interflora has a great variety of carnation bouquets and arrangements for delivery.

Celebrating happiness with Mother's Day tulips

Tulips are an elegant flower choice that can be given on Mother's Day or any other holiday. Tulips are steeped in a rich history of being featured in paintings and the Royal Court. They come in various colours, and each bulbous beauty has its own symbolism. Red tulips are often associated with love and passion, while pink tulips symbolise happiness and contentment. Yellow tulips represent friendship and cheerfulness, and white tulips represent purity and innocence. If tulips are your preference, our tulip bouquet could be the perfect choice for your Mother's Day gifting. 

Lilies for Mum

Lilies, the lovely flower that looks like a star, are a fun alternative flower to gift on Mother's Day. They are a symbol of purity, beauty, and motherhood. White lilies, in particular, are often associated with motherhood and are a popular choice for Mother's Day. Lilies won't let you down with an expansive assortment of lily bouquets from Interflora, sure to please any mum.

Daisies for Mother’s Day

Daisies are cheerful and whimsical flowers that are perfect for the alternative gift giver looking for an affordable flower. They are a symbol of innocence, purity, and new beginnings. They come in an array of colours, but the most popular for Mother's Day is white, which represents the purity and innocence of motherhood. For the gift giver not looking to dawdle, fast shipping and daisies galore can be found at Interflora.

Giving exotic orchids

Orchids are a beautiful and exotic flower perfect for anyone looking to celebrate Mother's Day with a long-lasting orchid gift from the heart. They are a symbol of love, beauty, and strength. For each colour variation, their meaning changes. Pink orchids are often associated with grace, femininity, and joy, while white orchids represent purity, innocence, and elegance. Perfect symbolised messages to send this Mother's Day.


Our collection features a wide variety of blooms to choose from, but whatever your mom's style or preferences, Interflora has the perfect bouquet to suit her, and our expert florists will ensure that each and every bloom is arranged to perfection. So don't wait - show your mom just how much you care this Mother's Day with a beautiful bouquet from Interflora!

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