Flowers in Funerals: What do they symbolize?

In funerals, you will see flowers. But are you aware that they are not just a mere decoration? Flowers have symbolic meanings.

The type of flowers used in funeral arrangements can express a specific message for the grieving family.

Lilies are the most common flower in funerals.

It symbolizes that the deceased has returned to a state of innocence.

a mix of flowers arranged for a funeral

Chrysanthemums are known to be a symbol of death and grief.

Pink and white orchids show sympathy.

Roses are one of the most recognizable flowers in any funeral.

White roses are the symbol of purity and innocence. Red roses depict love, courage and grief. Crimson roses symbolizes grief, mourning and sadness.



Gladioli portray strength of character, sincerity and moral integrity.

Tulips are also a famous pick because it shows elegance and grace.

White tulips represent forgiveness.

Yellow tulips are a symbol for a fresh start while red tulips signify perfect love.

Hibiscus are well-known to portray femininity and delicate beauty.

These flowers can be arranged alone or together with other flowers.

A basket of Lilies arranged for a funeral

The design/arrangement may be requested to the florist of your choice.

For more funeral floral arrangements, visit Naugle Funeral Home and Cremation Services


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