Choosing Funeral and Sympathy Flowers

20 April 2016

Funerals are times when sympathy is required and are deeply sad times for those involved. Flowers have long been used as a means of showing those you care about that you are thinking about them during this difficult period of their lives.

However, much difficulty can arise when selecting flowers. This is due to the fact that flowers are essentially a second language, with each species having its own symbolic meaning or emotional attribute. Making sure you select the correct flower to convey your sentiment is not only important, it can also help alleviate the grieving and bereavement process of those you care about.

So let’s take a closer look at some of the more popular funeral and sympathy flowers:

Lilies: The lily is perhaps one of the most universal flowers and is suitable for the overwhelming majority of situations.  Whilst different lilies have different meanings, white lilies are a popular choice for funeral and sympathy flowers due to the symbolisation of restored innocence. Due to this, the white stargazer lily is the most popular lily for funerals.

Chrysanthemums: Throughout much of Europe, this flower is used solely for funerals. If you are looking to pay a positive and cheerful tribute to a loved one then look no further than the Chrysanthemum.

Orchid  Plant: When it comes to choosing orchids for funerals, pink and white orchid plants are popular choices. This is due to the fact that they represent eternal love. However, the most popular orchid plant flowers for use as sympathy flowers are the phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids.

Hydrangea Plant: These flowers are perhaps unusual as they are not traditionally associated with funerals. However due to the high levels of longevity and beauty they provide to an interior they are becoming increasingly viewed as an appropriate gift to send to families and loved ones in bereavement.

Daffodils and Tulips: When combined these flowers symbolise a fresh start. Whilst not a funeral flower, they are a great sympathy flower due to the fact that they are widely held to bring hope to those going through difficult times. Tulips come in a diverse palette of colours, each of which has its own meaning. To demonstrate, yellow tulips signify cheerfulness, white tulips signify forgiveness and red tulips signify love.

We are committed to providing our customers with the freedom to select floral arrangements, wreaths and bouquets to demonstrate their sympathy and to show their final respects to loved ones. This is demonstrated through our extensive Funeral floral offering. We understand that when it comes to the creation of floral tributes for funerals that one size does not fit all and that many of our customers may wish to create bespoke and personal arrangements, this too can be accomplished by our team.

At Rodgers the Florists, we understand that selecting the specific floral bouquet or arrangement to convey your sympathy can be difficult. In order to help you with your selection, a member of our customer service team can be contacted by calling: 0161 861 0524.

Choosing Funeral and Sympathy Flowers