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White Flowers: 11 Types and Meaning

White Flowers

White flowers are among the most versatile flowers and can be used in pretty much any flower arrangement. They are especially useful in flower bouquets as their white color pops against a canvas of lush green scenery.

Known for adding touches of tranquillity to your everyday environment, white flowers represent reverence, humility, love, purity, and innocence.

For this post, we selected our top 11 white flowers.

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Photo by Joanna Kosinska



Jasmine is a delicate and fragrant flower. It is used in many perfumes due to its incredibly wonderful smell. Jasmine often symbolizes beauty, love, and sensuality, so it’s a perfect flower to give to your sweetie.

Megan Markle used Jasmin in her bridal bouquet when she married Prince Harry of England. If it’s enough for a princess, it’s good enough for me!


Daisies are another favorite amongst people all across the board. They can be found in fashion, art, and pop culture. Daisies represent innocence and purity. You can find patches of daisies in gardens all over the world.


White petunias are beautiful flowers, but you may be surprised to learn that they symbolize anger and resentment in many cultures. However, it can also be an expression of comfort and familiarity with one other. So, it’s still an appropriate flower to give to someone you love.


This flower grows on Wisteria trees and represents longevity and immortality. White Wisteria can beautifully drape a bouquet to enhance it with elegant and beautiful notes. Gifting this flower shows reverence and deep adoration.


White rose

White roses represent innocence, purity, and youth. They have become a staple in bridal bouquets as they combine the adaptability of the white color with the meaning of young love and undying devotion.

Lily and Calla Lily

White lilies symbolize purity as well as modesty. Lilies are a favorite of many flower lovers across the world. White Calla Lilies are particularly beloved due to the curved appearance. They are often used for condolences at a funeral or after a loss.


The white hibiscus is associated with glory, fame, health, and wealth. In many cultures, they represent feminine beauty and reserved strength. Often associated with Hawaii, this flower will make a great gift for any leading lady (or man) in your life.


White Hydrangeas symbolize heartfelt and deep emotions and are often sent as an expression of remorse or as an apology. Despite the meaning, white Hydrangeas are often used in bridal bouquets due to their beautiful clusters of flowers.


Magnolias are a white flower that grows on trees. Magnolia trees are well known to flourish in Louisiana and other areas of the South (way to go Texas!) but they can do well in other regions. They symbolize dignity and nobility, making them appropriate for almost any occasion.

Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath is one of the most well known white flowers used in floral arrangements and bouquets. These small and delicate flowers represent purity, love, compassion, trust, innocence, romance, and more. It’s easy to see why they are a favorite for floral arrangements as they are versatile and easy to combine even in the most elaborate flower compositions.


White Dahlias symbolize innocence, purity, and steadfast focus. These pretty flowers are traditionally given to grandparents for birthdays and celebrations. They are occasionally used as a gift by anyone wanting to express a message of care and love.


As you can see, there are many types of white flowers you can give or use for different occasions or just to decorate your house. If you are more inclined to use colors in your flower arrangements, why don’t you check any of these articles? These colors are my favorite: Pink FlowersRed FlowersOrange Flowers