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Best Anniversary Flowers

Best Anniversary Flowers

Wedding anniversaries are very special. They are milestones in the married couple’s life and deserve recognition and celebration. For the first-anniversary gift, certain gifts are associated with anniversaries, like paper, which symbolizes strength and fragility.

Each wedding anniversary has a flower to commemorate the special occasion, and each flower has a unique meaning. It’s not only pink roses or frilly carnations; the goal is to find a floral arrangement that can make the perfect traditional gift. You can never go wrong with a classic dozen roses!

We selected the best anniversary flowers, so you always know the proper fresh flower to give as an anniversary gift.

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The Best Flower Anniversary Gifts

1st Anniversary – Carnations

The 1st wedding anniversary is a time of excitement and joy. Carnations have a vibrant, fresh, and youthful appearance, making them the flower of choice for the 1st anniversary.

Elegant carnations symbolize young, passionate love; they’re perfect for newlyweds! Dark red blooms mean love and affection, white blooms mean innocence and purity, and they are the perfect dreamy arrangement.

Best Anniversary Flowers

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2nd Anniversary – Cosmos

Cosmos are the traditional flowers to be given on the 2nd anniversary and one of our favorite flowers. Cosmos symbolize harmony, order, and joy in love and life, and this meaning makes them the perfect anniversary flowers. The honeymoon phase is over by the 2nd year of marriage, and couples have developed a comfortable routine and genuine understanding of each other. This romantic bouquet is the ideal anniversary flower arrangement.


Photo by Roma Kaiuk

3rd Anniversary – Sunflowers

These solid and tall flowers symbolize adoration, loyalty, and longevity. Sunflowers are the traditional flower to represent the 3rd wedding anniversary. The vibrant and cheerful nature will surely bring a smile to the couple’s face and be the perfect anniversary bouquet.

Best Anniversary Flowers

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4th Anniversary – Geranium

Geraniums are the traditional flower for the 4th anniversary that represent two people coming together in mind, body, and spirit. The meaning of geranium is happiness and positive emotions. As far as traditional anniversary flowers go, geranium is a pretty solid choice. As you have not spent decades of marriage together, this anniversary floral arrangement is a simple yet elegant gift.

Daisy Meaning

5th Anniversary – Daisies

Daisies are two flowers that work together perfectly, and the daisy has long been a symbol of true love between two people. These flowers are perfect for giving on the 5th wedding anniversary. White daisies mean purity and innocence, red blooms mean love and romance, and pink blooms mean affection. With a

6th Anniversary – Calla Lilies

These pretty white flowers are often used in bridal bouquets to symbolize love. Ideal for giving on the 6th marriage anniversary,  these bright blooms represent how your love has grown and still abides.

Best Anniversary Flowers

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7th Anniversary – Freesia

Lovely fragrant flowers have different meanings, depending on the bloom color. The flowers are symbols of trust, thoughtfulness, friendship, and sweetness between a couple.

With your anniversary in mind, you should probably choose red freesia blooms as they are the most fragrant and symbolize passion and love.

White blooms symbolize innocence, purity, and trust. Pink blooms symbolize femininity; yellow freesia blooms symbolize joy and renewal. These expressive blooms come in delicate shades and make perfect gifts for anniversary celebrations and other joyous occasions.


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8th Anniversary – Clematis

Clematis creates a robust and inter-twining vine that produces an abundance of fragrant blooms in an array of colors.

The pink and purple clematis flower is the traditional flower for the 8th anniversary year and symbolizes the linking of two minds. What better way to wish a Happy anniversary (and be anniversary gift-worthy) than a lovely climbing vine with pretty flowers?

9th Anniversary – Poppies

The vibrant red color of poppies symbolizes remembrance, hope, and imagination. They are the wedding anniversary flowers for the 9th anniversary and mean a time to reflect on what the couple has been through with an eye towards the future together.

Daffodil Meaning

Photo by Anita Sue

10th Anniversary – Daffodils

The 10th wedding anniversary is a huge anniversary milestone for a couple and needs a classic flower to represent it. Daffodils produce bright yellow favorite blooms as radiant as the love the couple shares with each other. Daffodils are solid and resilient, just like the couple celebrating ten years of marriage.

Best Anniversary Flowers

Photo by Waldemar Brandt

15th Anniversary – Rose

No other flower symbolizes love and passion as much as beautiful roses. These colorful blooms commemorate the 15th anniversary and are the perfect romantic gift for this classic anniversary. A bouquet of roses is also a great gift for anniversaries that fall on Valentine’s Day. There are countless rose colors available, so you can find one that suits your message perfectly. Choose lavender roses to express gratitude or blush roses to show appreciation.

20th Anniversary – Aster

The 20th-anniversary flower is the aster. The blue aster blooms are unique flowers that mean love and wisdom. The perfect flower to celebrate the amazing love you have for each other.

25th Anniversary – Iris

The 25th wedding anniversary is one of the biggest milestones in life and deserves a special celebration. A stunning iris flower means everlasting love and happiness.  These tall, vibrant flowers will perfectly represent a robust and bright relationship that has endured for 25 years. These 25th-anniversary flowers come in several blooms colors and emit a sweet fragrance.

Best Anniversary Flowers

Photo by Aaron Burden

50th Anniversary

The 50th-anniversary flowers are a major accomplishment in life. Two flowers represent this beautiful Wedding Anniversary: yellow roses and violets. Their complementary colors look stunning and mean a couple who support and complement each other perfectly.

These essential wedding anniversary flowers are known for their beauty and elegance and represent the longevity of a happy marriage. It’s a great choice for couples who have celebrated their golden anniversary.

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