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Best Flowers for Graduation

Best Flowers for Graduation

Graduation is a time of celebration. It’s a time for the graduates to be proud of their accomplishments and look forward to what the future holds. And the gifts that we give our graduates should reflect that. Flowers are the perfect gift. But as we know, all flowers have their meanings and symbolism, so which ones are the best for graduation? Here are our three favorite graduation flowers:

Best Flowers for Graduation

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Here’s the thing about roses – you can’t go wrong with them. Whether you gift them for a birthday, a holiday, or graduation, roses fit well with any theme. White roses symbolize new beginnings, so these are a perfect choice for a recent graduate. Yellow roses also symbolize new beginnings but also represent friendships. For this reason, they are a great choice to give a friend on graduation day. Orange and pink roses are also excellent choices for celebrations like graduation, symbolizing joy and happiness.

Carnations: Meaning and Symbolism


Carnations are a popular flower choice for proms but can also be given as a gift for graduation. They can be given to the graduate in a bouquet or worn as a boutonniere or corsage. Red carnations can show a graduate your admiration towards them, and pink can be given to let a graduate know that they will not be forgotten. White carnations can be given as a sign of love.


The Amaryllis is a beautiful tropical flower with trumpet-like blooms. They come in many different colors, including red, orange, yellow, green, and white. The gift of an Amaryllis symbolizes strength, determination, and pride, making them the perfect flower for a graduation gift.

Best Flowers for Graduation

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What Colour should you Choose?

The reality is that no flower is inappropriate for graduation. Single flowers, flower bouquets, all different types of flowers, and any flower color can make a great graduation gift. With that being said, why not try to match your flowers to the school colors? Flowers come in all different colors, so you can choose a selection that matches the colors of the graduates’ school. Matching school/flowers colors can make a beautiful gift even more thoughtful.

Go Bright and Bold!

There’s time for soft and gentle colors, and then there’s time for bright and bold. And what better time to bring light to a party than at graduation? We say choose more colorful flowers and bouquets for this beautiful occasion when in doubt!

Best Flowers for Graduation

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When Should You Give Graduation Flowers?

The obvious time to give graduation flowers would be on Graduation Day. And while this is a great time to gift flowers, graduation day can also be a hectic and chaotic day for the graduate. Depending on their personality, you might want to give the flowers early or hold off until graduation is over.

Many people also like to gift graduation flowers the day before graduation, before the ceremony, or after. If you can’t make it to the ceremony, you can also have flowers sent to the graduate within a few days of the ceremony.

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