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4 Best Mother’s Day Flowers & Their Meanings

Mum’s favourite day of the year is right around the corner and there is no better time to start planning her special day than right now. Mother’s Day gives you the opportunity to spoil Mum right back with gifts, love and pamper sessions. 

What better way to tell mum you appreciate her than with a bouquet of fresh flowers? Time to explore the 4 best Mother’s Day flowers and their hidden meanings!

The 4 best Mother’s Day flowers & their meanings

1. Chrysanthemums

First up, we have the fun and cheerful chrysanthemums, affectionately known best as mums! These floral babes come in all ranges of colours from pastel bouquets to bright arrangements, spreading joy and love wherever they go. With their fluffy petals and bold shape, chrysanthemums are the ultimate mood booster for Mum's special day!

What do chrysanthemums symbolise? 

Chrysanthemums represent joy, love, and longevity and are a great symbol of Mother’s Day. These vibrant blooms are known for their cheerful appearance and are often associated with happiness and positivity. They're the perfect choice for celebrating Mum's unwavering love and brightening her day with their lively colours.

2. Oriental Lilies 

best mother's day flowers - oriental lilies

Next on our list are the classic oriental lilies – the epitome of elegance and grace! These timeless blooms are a gorgeous gift, just like Mum herself. With their intoxicating fragrance and delicate petals, oriental lilies are sure to add a touch of luxury to her Mother's Day celebrations!

What do oriental lilies symbolise?

Oriental lilies symbolise purity, femininity, and motherly love. With their graceful petals and intoxicating fragrance these blooms evoke feelings of elegance and sophistication. They represent the beauty and strength of maternal figures, making them a heartfelt choice for honouring Mum on her special day.

3. Roses

best mothers day flowers - roses

Ah, roses – the timeless symbol of love! What better way to show Mum how much she means to you than with a bouquet of these classic beauties? Whether it's fiery red, blushing pink, or pure white, roses never fail to make a statement. So go ahead, shower Mum with a bouquet of love – she deserves nothing but the best!

What do roses symbolise?

Roses are the universal symbol of love and affection. Each colour carries its own meaning:

Red roses: passionate love and romance

Pink roses: admiration and gratitude

White roses: purity and innocence

No matter the colour, roses convey a message of appreciation and admiration for the special woman in your life.

4. Orchids

best mothers day flowers - orchids

Last but certainly not least, we have the unique orchid! These stunning blooms are like a breath of fresh air, bringing a touch of tropical paradise to Mum's special day. 

With their unique shape, longevity and mesmerising colours, orchids are sure to transport her to a world of luxury and zen. So when you’re driving to Mother’s Day lunch make sure to pick up a bouquet fit for a queen!

What do orchids symbolise? 

Orchids symbolise love, luxury, and elegance. These exotic blooms represent refinement and sophistication. Orchids are often associated with grace and charm, making them a luxurious choice for celebrating Mum's unique qualities and timeless beauty.

Give you mum the gift of flowers this Mother’s Day with BloomBar

There you have it! The four best Mother’s Day flowers and what they symbolise. Treat mum extra special this year with a gorgeous fresh Mother’s Day bouquet that screamings ‘thank you for everything’. 

At BloomBar, we have a wide selection of Mother’s Day flowers from neutral flower arrangements to gorgeous native bouquets. Get mothers day flower delivery with BloomBar or visit our city or marion store.


What is a mum flower?

A mum flower refers to the flower, chrysanthemums. They tend to be called ‘mums’ for short but always because they are a popular choice for Mother’s Day bouquets and arrangements.

What flower symbolises Mother's Day?

Carnations are the official flower of Mother’s Day and they symbolise beauty, faith and eternal love that a mother has for their children.

Why are flowers important on Mother's Day?

Flowers play a significant role on Mother's Day as they are a timeless symbol of love, appreciation, and gratitude. Gifting flowers to Mum on her special day is a way to express our deepest emotions and convey our love and admiration for all that she does.

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