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Celebrating Mother's Day Flowers: Language of Blooms

As Mother's Day approaches, it's time to honor the incredible women who have shaped our lives with unconditional love, unwavering support, and wonderful advice (mostly). Celebrate them with the gift of flowers? From the classic traditional carnation that started it all, the elegant lisianthus, the funny tulip to the always popular peony, let the meaning of flowers reflect the beautiful bond between mothers, mother figures, and their children of all varieties.

Mother’s Day Flowers and Their Meanings

  • Carnations: Mothers love and admiration for mothering bond
  • Lisianthus - Deep bonds
  • Tulips- Strength and loyalty and independence
  • Peonies- Compassion and empathy
  • Hydrangea - Heartfelt emotion


Let's start with the under appreciated Mother's Day flower: the carnation. With a wonderful sweet fragrance, carnations represent a Mother's love and admiration. This flower started the tradition of gifting carnations on Mother's Day which dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times, where the flower was dedicated to Cybele, the goddess of motherhood. Today, carnations are a beloved symbol of long lasting love, making it the perfect choice for expressing gratitude to the special women in our lives. Very long lasting flower in beautiful colors.


The lisianthus, a simple flower that represents the deep bond between mothers and daughters. The lisianthus, is often compared to roses. The lisianthus embodies the tenderness and nurturing nature of the mother-daughter relationship. And what better way to celebrate that unique relationship of mothers and daughters than with a bouquet with lisianthus?


But we cannot forget about the mothers and sons out there! To represent their unbreakable bond, the tulip is the perfect choice.  The tulip symbolizes strength, loyalty, and admiration,a perfect symbol of the bond between mothers and sons.  Moms love those sweet crazy boys.


The peony, the Queen of flowers that represent the love and admiration.  Everyday we are wow’d by great Moms and on Mother’s Day we’d like to recognize all of the hard work and sacrifice it takes to be a mom.  Peonies are full-sun blooms that only grace us with their presence May through June, just in time for Mother’s Day. Celebrate sisterhood, women and send the “Mom of the Year” some peonies this May 12th.    

The beauty of Mother's Day lies not only with the giving but more so in the memories we create together. Whether it's through a bouquet of peonies,carnations, lisianthus -  showing appreciation for the unconditional love and support Moms have given us every step of the way is worthy of celebrating. There no bond/love like that between a mother and child, and this Mother's Day is the perfect time to celebrate just how special that relationship truly is. So here's to all the amazing mothers out there — thank you for everything you do.

May 12 2024 

Mother's Day Flowers Flowers delivered for Mothers Day