Discover funeral flowers meaning  

Funeral flowers meaning varies depending on cultures and countries, though there are many that are favourites all around the world to convey sorrow but also happiness and joy in the celebration of a person’s life. Read on to discover funeral flowers meaning and find the right flowers to honour the passing of a loved one.

london flowers delivery

Lilies for purity and tranquility

The simple elegance and grace of lilies makes them one of the most-loved flowers for funerals. These funeral flowers meaning is of purity and innocence, so in displaying them at funerals or sending them to a bereaved family, the message is of a loved one returning to a state of innocence and grace. This funeral flowers meaning is therefore of particular significance for religious services, but the beauty of these flowers and soft, graceful shapes still make them beautiful choices for any setting or service. They create a sense of tranquility and peace, and often have sweet fragrances.

This bouquet of white lilies surround by silvery eucalyptus is a perfect arrangement for a funeral and can be bought from London flower shop Flowers24Hours. But don’t be afraid of adding some colour to your flowers- after all, funerals are so much about celebrating a person’s life and the joy they brought to loved ones. This Rimini bouquet contains elegant white lilies as well as sunny yellow gerberas and tulips, as well as deep red gerberas for depth of colour. These funeral flowers meaning is about hope and happiness as well as contemplation of those who have passed.

The calla lily, also known as an arum lily, is not actually a lily but the elegant shape and pure white colour still make them perfect flowers for a funeral. Calla lilies are also traditional funeral flowers and can be incorporated into unique displays. In this Funeral Flower Cushion, pink calla lilies make a splash of colour on a pillow of white chrysanthemums symbolising the final resting place. A simple spiral of beautiful white blooms will make a perfect in sympathy bouquet, or an arrangement at a funeral.

The funeral flowers meaning of roses

Roses are traditionally given as symbols of love and friendship, and so are favourite flowers to give at a funeral as they express the sorrow felt at the person’s passing as well as the love of those saying goodbye. Just like white lilies, white roses symbolise purity and innocence and make beautiful displays to revere a loved one. They are often featured in florists funeral wreaths and bouquets, like this beautiful Moonlight Moments arrangement of white roses, calla lilies and exotic white orchids.

Funeral flowers meaning can also express the strength of love and loss felt by the bereaved, and so red and pink roses are often featured in funeral flower messages. Dark red is an intense colour that conveys the strength of feeling of loved ones, while pink is a joyous shade that celebrates the life of the person who has passed. This exquisite Remembrance Wreath of rich red roses, poppies and green hydrangeas will make a beautiful floral tribute that expresses both love and joy at in a person’s memory and their cherished life, while these Roses for Remembrance is a beautiful circle of red, light pink and bright pink roses- incorporating a sense of tranquility, joy, love and hope.


Chrysanthemums are the birth flower for November and have different meaning all over the world. Interestingly, though, in every culture what they are believed to symbolize has a funeral flowers meaning. They are considered noble and greatly celebrated flowers in China and Japan, and in many parts of Asia are associated with rebirth. In Europe the flower, which in Ancient Greek means ‘golden bloom’ expresses sympathy, while in America white chrysanthemums symbolise truth and honour. It also associated with joy and optimism, making it a wonderful choice for funerals when celebrating the life of the person who has passed away.

You can choose chrysanthemum arrangements for funeral flowers delivery from Flowers24Hours, like in this beautiful Eternity Wreath that incorporates white blooms for purity and red blooms for love. Or choose this beautiful Golden Heart full of joy and love that is embellished with a sprig of greenery and orange roses.

Hydrangeas for hope

These beautiful, delicate and bountiful blooms symbolise sympathy and renewal, making them ideal choices for funeral flowers. Many believe they express sincere and heartfelt emotions. These flowers are available in subtle shades – from white to pale blue and green to pink and purple. A blue and white bouquet is elegant and graceful and suggest hope and honour for the person who has passed, or they can be incorporated into a funeral wreath. In this At Peace cross, for a Christian funeral, green hydrangeas suggest new life while white roses add a sense of purity and tranquility to this beautiful and serene arrangement.

A personal choice

There are many types of funeral flowers that are chosen for their traditional meaning, and for many of these you can see why just by looking at their elegant beauty. However, funeral flowers meaning can also come from something very personal. There are no rules as to what you should choose – whether as flowers for the funeral itself or as a message of condolence to family and friends.

Your funeral messages can include any flowers that are important to you and your family, and to the person who has passed. You might like to choose their favourite flower, or a flower that reminds you of a special place or occasion. Perhaps spring flowers like daffodils and tulips will make a beautiful addition, bringing a sense of hope and happiness to a sad time. Or perhaps they loved sunflowers or gerberas, wild flowers or exotic blooms. You’ll find plenty of choices for funeral flowers in London and florists will be able to help you make the perfect choice.

Whatever you choose, for office flowers for family of the deceased – Flowers24Hours has a wide range of funeral flowers and can help advice you on the best arrangement to suit you.

Discover funeral flowers meaning   was last modified: January 17th, 2019 by Todd

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *