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All you need to know about finding the perfect flowers for Mother's Day!

"God Could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." - Rudyard Kipling With so many flowers to choose from, and with every unique flower and color type then having its own very specific meaning finding the most appropriate Mother's Day flower can sometimes prove to be quite the daunting task.

Your mother's care and love helped shape and mold the person you are today. Thanks to Global Rose, finding the perfect floral gift to honor her this upcoming Mother's Day has been made not only inexpensive, but easy and informative! When the time comes, with the help of this guide we're hoping to ensure that not only will your Mother absolutely love her flowers, but that you'll have the knowledge to accurately detail some of more the lesser known meanings behind flowers you've chosen for her.

What Flower is commonly used to symbolize Mother's Day?

Traditionally speaking the go to Mother's Day flower is the Carnation. Pink Carnations are perfect for expressing gratitude and Red Carnations represent your admiration for the recipient, while White Carnations are typically adorned and and worn symbolically in remembrance of a mother who has passed away.

Why Carnations?

Anna Jarvis is credited with being the woman who first promoted the idea of celebrating mothers. To commemorate her mother, in 1907 Jarvis had 500 white carnations sent to the St. Andrew's Methodist Episcopal Church of Grafton, West Virginia. For 20 years, Jarvis's mother had worked at the church, teaching sunday school. Being that Carnations were her mother's favorite flower, she requested that each mother in the congregation were gifted one. The following year, St. Andrew's repeated the gesture and thus the tradition was born and the link between Carnations and Mother's Day was born.

Should I get her Roses?

Though not the quintessential Mother's Day flower, roses have historically been linked to mythological and religious related maternal figures across both ancient and modern times. During the time of the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, roses were attributed and considered sacred to the goddess Isis, the mother of Horus the tutelary deity of the Egyption pantheon. In modern times they are linked to the Virgin Mary mother to Jesus of Nazareth. The Rose is an indomitable classic! Choosing this flower is never the wrong choice, especially when you find the perfect color...

What color of Rose is best?

Perhaps the most intriguing part about Roses as gifts are the many nuanced and hidden meanings and gestures behind the colors of Roses. While Pink Roses symbolize elegance, grace, and an appreciation for the recipient, yellow roses symbolize friendship and joy. Red Roses while beautiful, are more often than not traditionally viewed as a romantic gift, making them excellent choice for fathers looking to surprise their wives on Mother's Day.

What's the best selling flower on Mother's Day?

While Roses and Carnations are generally thought of as the big heavy hitters of the floral industry during gift giving holidays, you'd be surprised to learn that the number one selling flower as of Mother's Day in 2011 is actually the Gerbera Daisy, followed by Lilies and Tulips at a close second and third. Other favorites include Orchids, Irises, Calla Lilies, and the aforementioned Carnations and Roses.

What do I need to arrange my Mother's Day Flowers into the perfect gift?

Global Rose has an excellent selection of premade arrangements, bouquets, centerpieces, and corsages, but for a truly unique and inspired Mother's Day gift and or just because you're looking to undertake a fun project to here are some tips and other things you need and need to know when setting out on your floral construction journey.

Firstly, you should settle on the main attraction, what we call the Focal Flower.

Some examples of Focal Flowers
Ageratums, Amaryllis, Anemones, Calla Lilies, Campanulas, Carnations, Clematises, Daffodils, Daisies, Lisianthus, Roses, Sunflowers, Tulips

Secondly, let's settle on a secondary flower..

Some Secondary Flowers
Alliums, Amaranthus, Bouvardias, Buddleias, Celosias, Cornflower, Cosmos, Dahlias, Pom Poms, Feverfews, Foxgloves, Freesias, Gaillardia, Godetias, Gomphrenas, Heathers, Hellebores, Hyacinths, Monkshood

A small mixed arrangement can take anywhere between 10 - 14 flowers to construct while a much larger arrangement can range anywhere between 15 - 30 flowers. Conversely, a corsage can typically be constructed with 1 - 2 flowers.

Some Fillers and Greens
Asparagus Ferns, Cat Tails, Cedar Leaves, Craspedia Billy Balls, Eremurus, Eucalyptus, Forget Me Nots, Gardenias, Garlands, Gerberas, Gladiolus, Gomphrena, Podocarpus, Plumosa, Ruscus, Willow Branches

Where can I buy affordable Mother's Day Flowers in bulk or for wholesale?

We all love our moms and Global Rose doesn't just have the best wholesale prices online when it comes to bulk flowers, we also have an excellent selection of Mother's Day specific flowers that come with free shipping and handling. You might've heard that we specialize in large quantities of floral joy and happiness; that's because our gorgeous flowers are attentively cared for and once they've been thoroughly inspected, are harvested and then shipped directly from our eco-friendly greenhouses.