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funeral-flowersFlowers can be the last thing on your mind when a loved one passes away, but working with experienced funeral homes can be very helpful when trying to decide which types of flowers to use. Here’s a quick list of some of the most common flowers used for memorials and their meanings to give you some ideas:

1. Lilies - Lilies are probably the most common of all flowers used for memorials. They symbolize the innocence returned to the soul of a departed person after their death. White stargazer lilies represent sympathy and any white lily can be used to represent majesty and purity.

2. Roses - Roses are very popular flowers and can represent many things depending on their color. White roses symbolize youthfulness, as well as reverence and humility, while red roses symbolize love and courage. Pink roses can symbolize love and gentility.

3. Carnations - Carnations are often used in arrangements for memorials. White carnations mean innocence, and pink carnations mean remembrance. Carnations come in a huge variety of colors and can also be used as filler in memorial arrangements. Funeral homes can help you decide which colors to use.

4. Gladioli - Gladioli usually mean remembrance, as well as strength of character and sincerity. They are usually tall stems with multiple blooms and in many different colors.

5. Mums - In certain cultures (some European cultures and Japan and Korea), white chrysanthemums symbolize death and grief, so if the deceased person is one of these ancestries, mums are an appropriate choice for a memorial arrangement.

This is just a basic list of the flowers you can choose from when deciding on a flower arrangement for a memorial of a loved one. Be sure to reach out to funeral homes in your area with any questions you may have.

Direct Cremation


  • Transportation of deceased
  • Basic services of Funeral Director and Staff
  • Cremation
  • Alternative container
  • A temporary container

Direct Burial


  • Transportation of deceased
  • Basic services of Funeral Director and Staff
  • Arrangements and transportation to the cemetery