Funeral, funeral


You’ll find lots of information on my webpage about flowers used in specific situations such as funerals and anniversaries:

However, for some specific advice on flowers though, Kevin Rodrigues, American gardener and blogger, has this advice on:

 “10 Popular Funeral Flowers that will help convey your feeling”

Attending a funeral can be distressing in many ways.

You want to show your support to grieving family and friends. But sometimes it can be difficult to know what to say or do in such situations.

That’s where funeral flowers can help you.

They can help you convey your feelings of love, sympathy, sorrow, and respect.

Here are some popular flowers that you can give during a funeral and share your support.

        1. Lilies
        2. Roses
        3. Chrysanthemums
        4. Carnations
        5. Hyacinth
        6. Gladiolus
        7. Forget-me-not
        8. Irises
        9. Baby’s breath
        10. Tulips


Lilies are the most common flower you’ll find at any funeral. They are an aromatic and beautiful choice.

The white lily is a symbol of innocence and purity. They bloom in summer and are a sign of rebirth and renewal.

You can give them to the grieving family to offer hope. They are a good choice for a funeral when someone has died young.


Roses are another popular choice in any funeral. You get them in a variety of colors that signify different meanings.

You can offer white roses to symbolize purity and innocence. A bunch of red roses can be used to indicate deep love and grief.

If you’re grieving a friend, you can go with yellow roses that signify friendship. And you can use pink roses when you want to be thankful to the person.


Chrysanthemums are a great choice for funerals when you want to express sympathy and honor.

The red color ones symbolize love while the white ones indicate innocence. You can also use chrysanthemums to show your encouragement and support for the grieving family.


Carnations make a good choice in funeral wreaths. You can get them in different colors.

The red ones are used to express affection while the white ones signify innocence. You can use them to express love for the family.

They’re a great choice to honor a mother that has passed away in a family.


This is a flower you can use to communicate the pain you feel for the loss of a loved one.

It’s a way of showing that you offer prayers to the deep anguish felt by the family.


The gladiolus flower is used to represent the strength and character of the person that has passed away.

It helps you communicate your compassion in times of sorrow and pain. You can use it to remind the family of the strength of their loved ones.


As the name suggests, the forget-me-not is a good flower to give as a mark of remembrance.

It helps you express to the family about the stories, memories and positive attributes of the loved one that passed away.


People in ancient Greece believed irises helped guide the soul to the afterlife. It marks a symbol of faith and friendship.

You can use it to express your feelings of hope and gratitude for the person that has passed away.

Baby’s breath

As the name suggests, you can use the baby’s breath to express sympathy and grief at a child’s funeral.

But you can also use it for the funeral of your friends and family members to do the same.


Tulips grow in the Spring and they represent a sign of new beginnings.

You can use them to express feelings of hope and gratitude towards the one that has passed away.


There are many types of flowers popular in funerals and the ones you choose depend on your feelings towards the person.

You should think and introspect deeply about your feelings. It may not be easy to do but it’s the best thing you can do to give your respects.

Choose the right flowers and give comfort to yourself and your family and friends in their time of grief.


Friendly, helpful, professional Celebrant

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