A Guide to Buying Mother's Day Flowers


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Choosing the perfect bunch of posies for your mum can seem like a nightmare situation for many sons and daughters out there – a minefield of colours, sizes, budgets, scents and sizes that just seem to daze and perplex us.

Happily, here's a simple guide to lead you through the floral maze and bring you out other side with the perfect Mothers Day flowers. Most importantly, remember the golden rule: find out your mum's favourite flower and you're on the road to success.

Best on a Budget

You needn't opt for roses. A gorgeous as they are, there's a better alternative to suit your mum and your wallet. Cheaper than roses, peonies or freesia make a good choice. Fragrant freesias and classic spray peonies are the perfect fusion of flowers for Mothers Day.

Best to Impress

Sure, all flowers are pretty in their own way, but if you really want to send flowers that are guaranteed to make an impact on arrival, why not push the boat out and plump for Mother's Day flowers like carnations? According to Christian legend, pink carnations are believed to have first grown from the ground where the Virgin Mary shed tears over Jesus' death. Due to this, many folks believe carnations are a symbol of a mother's eternal love.

Best for the Mum with Modern Tastes

You probably won't have a clue about the latest styles and trends in the flowers Mothers Day world. This is where your local florist comes into the picture. Drop by your nearest florist and ask them to show you a range of contemporary designs to suit your stylish mum. Bird of Paradise, Red Ginger and Passion flower make an exotic choice, not to mention orchids and lilacs.

Best for the Sentimental Mum

If your lovely mum's a soppy old soul at heart, there's no better time to surprise her with tulips – they make one of the best flowers for Mother's Day. Traditionally associated with new life and spring, tulips are always a popular option for Mothers Day flowers delivery. Alternatively, you could go for a bouquet of yellow germini or sunflowers.

Personalised is Best

Perhaps the best Mothers Day bouquets are those of personalised flowers. You can adorn the ribbon with your mum's name together with a special message. Add in the fact you've chosen her favourite flower, colour or scent, and you'll most certainly be in Mum's good books. Try a hand-tied bouquet for Mothers Day, such as pink and peach roses with a fragrant sweet scent or a bright combination of mixed tulips for something really attention-grabbing.

So, now you know how to get beautiful Mothers Day flowers delivered to your mum on Mothering Sunday. Keep it fresh, personal and colourful. Fresh flower perfection!