What Types of Flowers Should Be Brought to a Grave?

Updated November 21, 2016

Bringing flowers to a grave can help you hold on to memories of a loved one. Feelings or memories might come back to you as you visit the grave site, but you will leave feeling connected to the person you lost. Leaving flowers on a grave site is also a way to comfort your spirits while showing respect.


Each different-coloured rose symbolises something different. You can bring a rose that matches the personality of the person who died. Red roses symbolise love, so these flowers are often appropriate for a spouse or close family member who passed away. Yellow roses represent friendship, and white roses symbolise purity. You might also pair different colours together such as yellow and white or red and white. Other shades are also available, such as purple, peach, yellow and pink.


Daisies are simple, happy flowers to bring to a grave site. There really are no rules in regard to which flowers to bring. Choose flowers that express your feelings. Daisies are cheerful flowers that can invoke happy feelings of you and the person who has died. Pair white and pink daisies together, or choose bright red daisies.


Daffodils are sweet yet elegant flowers that you can bring to a grave. These flowers are cheerful, so choose daffodils if you want to bring your loved one flowers that symbolise happiness. Daffodils are also exotic-looking, so you can pair them with other exotic flowers to create a truly stunning bouquet. Many daffodils are white star-shaped flowers with yellow, trumpet-shaped centres.


Lilies are traditional flowers often used for weddings and funerals. Choose lilies if these flowers brighten your day or remind you of the person you lost. These flowers have soft star-shaped petals that fan outward. The centre of the lily has small stamens that have brown tips. The stamens shoot up from the centre, and each flower displays four or more of them.

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