How to Choose the Right Flowers for Any Occasion

By  //  August 21, 2019

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Nothing says 'I’m thinking of you' like a big, beautiful bouquet of flowers

Nothing says “I’m thinking of you” like a big, beautiful bouquet of flowers.

Nothing says “I’m thinking of you” like a big, beautiful bouquet of flowers.

But how do you know which flowers are right for the occasion? Some colors and types of flowers may be inappropriate for birthdays, funerals or other life events.

The following categories offer an insight into the appropriate flowers for each occasion:


Birthdays are a time to celebrate joy and friendship, and a great place to start when choosing flowers for a birthday is to choose the flower that correlates to the person’s birthday month.

The flowers and their corresponding month are:

  • January – Carnation
  • February – Violet
  • March – Daffodil
  • April – Daisy
  • May – Lily
  • June – Rose
  • July – Larkspur
  • August – Gladiolus
  • September – Aster
  • October – Marigold
  • November – Chrysanthemum
  • December – Poinsettia

But if you’re giving birthday flowers to a friend rather than a significant other on their birthday, you’ll do well by picking any yellow flower.

Get Well

Get Well flowers are time-sensitive, and you may now be prepared to send flowers to Mexico today. But people get sick or become injured randomly, so there’s little time to prepare.

A few of the must-have flower options for someone in the hospital are:

  • Tulips
  • Irises
  • Gladioli

You don’t want to purchase flowers that are too fragrant if the person is in the hospital. A recipient that is still at home will enjoy the following flower options:

  • House plants
  • Marigolds which are known as a symbol of “resilience”


A person who is grieving will require different flowers which are often sent directly to their home. The great thing about sympathy flowers is that you can send them at any time – it’s never too late.

A few of the flowers that you will want to send if someone dies are:

  • Lilies
  • Daises
  • Roses

But you can also send flowers that are pink, blue and yellow, which can invoke a sense of “hope” in a person.


Flowers for a significant other are often roses, but you can do more than just send a bouquet of roses.

Roses are easy, but flowers for romance can also include:

  • Dandelions
  • Tulips
  • Orchids

These colorful flowers are great options for a date, and you can present them in person or send them to the person’s door after a date. But if you’re short on time, roses never hurt.

There are flowers for every occasion, and while you may have an array of flowers to choose from, the flowers above offer some of the best flowers to meet the occasion.

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