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The Most Common Flowers Sent to Funerals

If you have received the sad news of a departing of a family member, friend or acquaintance, you may want to show your love and support by sending sympathy flowers or funeral flowers Las Vegas. Sympathy flowers are typically small- or medium-sized arrangements that can be sent to the family’s home while funeral flowers are sent to the funeral home to be used during the wake and/or the funeral service. Just about any flower can be tastefully arranged by a skilled florist Las Vegas to be appropriate for these occasions. However, here are some of the most common flowers selected:


Red carnations symbolize admiration while pink represents remembrance. These hardy flowers make excellent choices for funerals as well as sympathy gifts.


These flowers are known in many countries as a flower for funerals. Mums are exclusively used on graves or in funeral services in some countries in Europe while some Asian countries associate mums with grief and lamentation. They are considered more versatile in the United States yet appropriate for funerals as well.

Daffodils and Tulips 

Seen early in the spring, daffodils and tulips typical illustrate renewal and new beginnings. They can be an encouraging flower to send for sympathy or funeral arrangements.


For larger funeral arrangements, gladioli flowers work due to their lengthy stem with many blooms. Often arranged like a fan spray, they are elegant for the entryway or a display at the wake.


All flowers speak a particular language by their existence, and lilies are often selected for funerals because they represent innocence, purity and sympathy.


The message behind orchids is one of enduring love. Color selection is important in this flower choice as pink and white typically denote sympathy.


Although common, roses carry a wide variety of messages appropriate for funerals. White roses symbolize reverence and innocence while pink typically says love and appreciation. Dark red flowers can show grief and sadness.

Whether you’re looking for an arrangement to send to a funeral home or one to share with a family, flowers are a beautiful way to express love, sympathy, encouragement and life.

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