Easter Flowers and Meanings

Read about Easter flowers and their meanings: Easter Lily, Daffodils, Azaleas, Tulips, Baby's Breath, Irises

Easter is the holiday at the core of the Christian faith. It is celebrated during the Spring season, a time when the snow is melting, animals are being born, and life is returning to the world. The significance of the season, represents the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who overcame death to be reborn pure into the world.

I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.
William P. Young

There are many stories that belong to this celebrated event, one of which states that for each drop of blood that landed on the ground during Jesus' death, a lily grew in its place. Hence the central role that Easter Lilies play during Easter celebrations.

The Easter Lily

The Easter Lily, which will adorn churches, table centerpieces, and bouquets is traditionally white. This represents the purity of the Easter miracle, the hope for a better life, and new beginnings. The lifecycle of the Lily is also representative of Easter, as the bulb it grows from speaks to the tomb Jesus was laid in, while the beautiful flower that grows from it, stands for the life he was resurrected into. In addition, the trumpet shape of the bloom, is a metaphor for the angels who called Jesus into heaven.

As Easter takes place in the spring it is also common to add spring blooming flowers to arrangements and fresh cut bouquets, to complement the theme of new life beginning.


Bright yellow Daffodils are a perfect addition to any Easter arrangement. They represent the vibrant energy and vivaciousness that spring provides us. It symbolizes creativity, inspiration, and renewal.


Azaleas are associated with temperance and care. New life is always fragile, and this bloom represents the compassion required for new beginnings to grow and thrive.


Tulips are symbols of faith and passion. They are an excellent secular option for a springtime bouquet or arrangement as well. When white tulips are given as a gift, they represent forgiveness and purity of intention.

Baby's Breath

Baby's Breath, in all their delicate grace, represent the Holy Spirit, the angelic choir, and the fragility of new life.


Daisies, as a classic spring blooming flower, demonstrate innocence and have been consistently given as a symbol of hope, faith, and unconditional love.


Irises are an indication of wisdom and royalty. This relates to the kingdom of heaven and the promise of justice in the afterlife.

Sending an Easter bouquet is a welcome and appreciated expression from Church and faith based groups. They are typically displayed throughout the place of worship, and in public areas for communal meals. An Easter bouquet is also a warm sentiment to send to loved ones, family, and friends, regardless of their faith, as a gorgeous floral arrangement with a white and yellow colour palette will certainly lift spirits and inspire the recipients. Another option is sending a potted lily so that the receiver can care for and enjoy your gift for weeks to come. Easter, the Spring Equinox, or the season itself is a time to reflect on the winter months that have passed, and the hopes of the Summer to come. It begs a moment for beautiful thoughts during times of quiet contemplation.

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