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What Are The Best Flowers To Send For Condolences?

If someone you know is going through a hard time, whether it’s a heartbreak or grieving the loss of a loved one, sending a fresh bunch of sympathy flowers is a thoughtful way of letting them know you care. But, what ones should you choose? To help make the choice easier, we have compiled a list of the best flowers to send for condolences. Read on to get inspired. 

The 10 best flowers to send for condolences


These delicate flowers are the perfect addition to any flower bouquet or are beautiful on their own. Available in beautiful subtle tones such as light pink and white, lisianthus represent purity, gratefulness, love and respect.


If you’re looking for unique sympathy flowers that will add a touch of elegance to any space, orchids are the perfect choice for your loved one. These distinctive blooms are available in white and a stunning pink, symbolising love, beauty, luxury and strength.


As a timeless classic that we all know and love, roses are the best flowers to send for condolences. They come in a variety of vibrant and subtle colours including red, pink, white and cream, and they look stunning in any neutral flower arrangement. Roses signify love, appreciation, respect, grace and loyalty. 


These elegant little blooms not only complement any flower bouquet, but they also feature a beautiful sweet scent. Symbolising purity, joy, appreciation and bliss, their  unique texture and pure colours brighten up any room.


If you’re unsure about which funeral arrangement to choose, tulips are the perfect flowers to add some cheer. Featuring bold and beautiful petals, tulips are stunning on their own or in a flower bouquet. These simplistic blooms represent care, affection, cheerfulness and remembrance.


Ranunculus is a charming, yet beautiful flower that is well known for its full and tightly bound petals. Similar to roses, these stunning blooms are available in bright and soft pink shades. Ranunculus symbolise charm, purity and beauty. 


If you’re looking for vibrant blooms with a unique flair, chrysanthemums are the perfect choice. Their large round shape and perfectly packed petals are sure to make a statement in any room. Choose from bright or soft white and pink shades. Chrysanthemums signify life, happiness, joy and love. 


If you want to express purity, love and innocence, carnations are the perfect addition to any floral arrangement. Available in a variety of soft pink shades, their distinctive petals add a touch of uniqueness and beauty to sympathy flower bouquets. 


Get in touch with nature and send your condolences with a beautiful bunch of wild native flowers. These luscious native flower bouquets feature blue gum and the best seasonal picks, sure to brighten up any space. Native flowers symbolise strength, protection, joy and resilience. 


Anthuriums are simply stunning blooms that will most certainly complement any sympathy bouquet. Available in whites, pinks and deep reds, anthuriums bring a cheerful mood, representing hospitality, abundance and happiness. 

Order sympathy flowers online at BloomBar

Now you know all the best flowers to send for condolences, it’s the perfect time to browse our beautiful sympathy arrangements online. We offer something for every occasion from thinking of you and birthdays to graduation and getting well soon. If you want to send flowers to a loved one or have any questions about what the best flowers are for condolences, please contact our City store or Marion store today. You can also ask a florist at BloomBar to create a custom bouquet for you!

Best flowers to send for condolences : FAQs

What is appropriate etiquette for sympathy flowers?

If you have never sent flowers for condolences, you may not be aware of proper sympathy flower etiquette. When selecting different types of flowers for your bouquet, opt for soft and subtle tones like light pinks, whites and creams. Bright flowers are great for adding a pop of colour, but we recommend doing this sparingly. It’s best to send sympathy flowers as soon as you’re aware of the death, instead of later when things have calmed down. 

How to write a condolence message on your sympathy flowers?

It’s never easy finding the right thing to say when someone has passed. Here are some sympathy message examples of what you can write in your card:

We are sorry to hear about the passing of [name]. Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

[Name] will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.

We are so sorry for your loss, may [name] rest in peace.

Sending you lots of hugs during this difficult time.

We’re so sorry for this terrible loss. Let us know if there’s anything we can do.

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