Mother’s Day Gifts: The Meaning of Flower Colours

With Mother’s Day coming up, children (and husbands!) might be figuring out the meaning of different flower colours so they can pick out the perfect bouquets.

Although I’ve already received TWO awesome gifts that made me a mother (birth story here and here), receiving flowers definitely makes it extra special!

Flowers are one of the best gifts to greet someone with on a special day, and to express emotions. Flowers are known to have their own language with meaning and symbolism depending on the colours of flowers.

With a flower specialist like Little Flower Hut, you can easily order some fresh blooms to help convey your thoughts and feelings to the recipient. Understanding the meaning and symbolism of flower colours makes flower gifting more appropriate. If you are sending Mother’s Day Flowers to your mum, or, helping your kids to choose flowers for their mother, let the florist guide you:

what flower colour meaning red roses
Does your wife or mum love red roses?

What do red flowers symbolise?

Red flowers are the most common choice for hand bouquets whether on romantic occasions or not. Choose from red Roses, Tulips, Gerberas, Amaryllis, and Zinnias. Let the florist know you are looking for red flowers, and they would be able to recommend gorgeous blooms best for hand bouquets. These red flowers symbolise deep passion, love, romance, and desire. If you want to say “I Love You” to your mothers (or wives!) through flowers, red ones are brilliant options.

Are white flowers appropriate?

White flowers are symbolic of perfection, innocence, purity, sincerity, and peace. Popular white flowers include Calla Lily, Orchids, Jasmine, Magnolia, Camellia, and many more. White Roses are also favoured not only for romance and relationships but also for sympathy, respect and comfort to a grieving soul. Visit a flower shop with a wide variety of white flowers – they would be able to recommend pairing them with other coloured flowers if you prefer.

pink flower colours meaning for mums in singapore
Pretty pink flowers are really sweet, just like mama!

What do pink flowers mean?

Pink flowers are symbolic of sweet love, femininity, prettiness, beauty, charm, and gracefulness. Most florists have different species of pink flowers such as Roses, Tulips, Azalea, Carnations, Dahlias, Stargazers, Petunias, Peonies, and Begonias. You might be spoilt for choice!

Yellow flowers and their messages

Yellow flowers are symbolic of hope, a new life, new beginnings, friendship, loyalty, and cheerfulness. Send happy colours to mum by delivering yellow flowers to her. Choose from yellow Roses, Sunflowers, Daisies, Black Eyed Susan, Dahlias, Peonies, and Chrysanthemums – to instantly lift her mood!

The significance of purple flowers

Purple flowers are symbolic of pride, dignity, success, royalty, majesty, mystic, and success. They are available in varying hues such as lavender color, while some are lilac, violet, and light violet, but all of these purple flowers are beautiful and charming flowers. Does mummy love shades of purple too?

meaning of flower colours purple tulips singapore
Purple and pink tulips are pretty options as a meaningful Mother’s Day gift. Does your wife or mum love these colours?

The meaning and symbolism of flowers are important when you are sending flower gifts to your mother or wife. With the convenience of express Flower Delivery, you can send the best gift that conveys what your heart really feels. Happy flower shopping!


Mummies in Singapore, what are your favourite colours for flowers? Do share them below! :)
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