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What are the most popular flowers for Easter?

Easter festivities often coincide with the beginning of spring when thousands of flower species bloom every year. For this reason, it's no surprise that many types of flowers are representative of this annual celebration. Here is a selection of the most popular flowers for Easter, so you can discover the most appreciated ones worldwide.

Names of Easter Flowers and Their Meanings

1. Easter Lily

Undoubtedly, the flowers that cannot be missing in your home during this period of the year are the Easter lilies. These lilies with trumpet-shaped flowers and white color symbolize purity and resurrection. This meaning comes from Christian tradition, which says that after the crucifixion and death of Jesus, when he rose on the third day, Easter lilies grew in the Garden of Gethsemane where he had prayed before beginning his ordeal.

Easter lily flower

2. Daffodils

If you're looking for yellow Easter flowers to decorate your home, daffodils are your best option, as they are one of the first to bloom at the beginning of spring, often coinciding with the celebration of Easter. Daffodils represent the beginning of new life; after the harsh winter comes a new season full of blooms and opportunities. Additionally, their yellow hues are perfect for adding a cheerful color note to any room.

3. Hyacinth

Among the names of Easter flowers, one that resonates the most is the hyacinth. They are planted in bulbs during October and November and bloom just in time for spring. Their flowers grow clustered around the spike and can present different colors such as white, which means happiness, blue, representing sincerity, or purple, symbolizing consistency and affection. If you decide to plant hyacinths at home, their captivating fragrance will welcome your guests during the Easter celebration.

Purple Hyacinth flower


4. Gladiolus

Did you know that in ancient Rome, gladioli were already used as decorative flowers for great celebrations? In fact, their name comes from the Latin word 'gladius' meaning 'sword' due to the shape of their tall stems with the end covered in small flowers. You can find them in a wide variety of colors, from purple to pink or even intense red. Gladiolus symbolize strength and moral integrity and are some of the most appreciated spring flowers around the planet.

5. Tulips

Have you ever noticed that tulips have a certain egg shape? Perhaps that is the reason why they are one of the most popular flowers for Easter. Also, because they bloom at the beginning of spring. Besides their freshness and visual appeal, tulips represent love, commitment, and forgiveness. At the same time, they are one of the most gifted flowers to celebrate friendship and trust-based relationships. If you want to decorate your home with yellow Easter flowers, you can choose tulips in this color to achieve a very spring-like atmosphere.

Pink, purple and orange tulips flowers


6. Hydrangea

If you're thinking of sending Easter flowers to someone important in your life, hydrangeas are one of the best options, as they represent understanding and gratitude. Their main attraction is their blooming in the form of snowballs of flowers, creating large pom-poms whose shades move between pink and blue. Additionally, as they grow in bushes, you can plant them in your garden, and they will be the perfect hideaway for Easter eggs and bunnies.

7. Baby’s Breath

There is no more minimalist flower than baby's breath for your Easter floral arrangements. This flower, whose scientific name is gypsophila and belongs to the carnation family, is traditionally used in bridal bouquets and baby showers, as it symbolizes good luck and new beginnings. They are an essential complement in the creation of bouquets, as they balance eye-catching compositions with their small blooms of pure white.

Baby’s Breath flowers


8. Azalea

For the Japanese, the azalea is a flower that attracts good luck, which is why they are often given to pregnant women. They are one of the first to bloom after winter and therefore are always present in Easter celebrations. Available in a wide range of colors, such as pinks, reds, yellows, or purples, they are ideal for decorating outdoors like gardens, terraces, balconies, and patios that will be filled with color by spring.

9. Ranunculus

Ranunculus possess an undeniable ethereal beauty that will perfectly match your Easter decorations. Their name, coming from Latin, means "little frog", since this flower grows in the surroundings of aquatic areas, like lakes or ponds. Choose your preferred color among their yellow, pink, violet, or orange hues and enjoy their beauty for days, as they are one of the cut flowers that last the longest without losing their freshness and aroma.

Orange ranunculus bouquet

Easter Flowers Decoration Ideas

Now that you know the names of the most appreciated Easter flowers, it's time to get to work so that your house looks spectacular during this time of the year. All you need is a little creativity and to let your imagination fly. We propose some decoration ideas that you can create with one or several of the Easter flowers we have gathered in this post:

tulip wreath decorating a door

  • Tulip flower wreath
  • Centerpiece with baby's breath and painted Easter eggs
  • Hydrangea basket
  • Overflowing daffodil bouquet in crystal vases
  • Bulbs in a vintage pitcher
  • Bird’s nest with eggs and Easter lilies
Easter is celebrated across the world in countries as diverse as Germany, Austria, Colombia, Mexico, or the United States, among many others. Each one has its own customs, but all share the tradition of celebrating this time of year with flowers. What are the most popular flowers for Easter in your country?