Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, started during the American Civil War when civilians laid flowers on the graves of soldiers lost in war. Nowadays, Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States marked on the final Monday of May. This year, it will take place on Monday, May 30. 

Every year on Memorial Day, at 3:00 p.m. local time, a national moment of recollection is held. Every year, cities and towns around the United States hold Memorial Day parades, which frequently include military troops and members of veterans' groups. Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. host some of the largest parades. Memorial Day is also observed by Americans by visiting graves and memorials.

Patriotic bouquets are the ideal way to send flowers to your friends and relatives in the military services. Rosaholics presents Memorial Day flower arrangement ideas in 2022.


What are The Best Flowers for Memorial Day?

Memorial Day, as we know it now, was originally called Decoration Day. Since ancient Greeks and Romans, there was a tradition to adorn tombs with flowers and placing wreaths on graves denoted high regard. Southern ladies are claimed to have decorated the graves of slain Confederate soldiers as early as 1861.

To begin, it would be helpful to learn which flowers are, in general, appropriate for Memorial Day. White lilies, daisies, red poppies, and roses are the best flowers for this occasion. We recommend that you become acquainted with each of the blooms individually.


White Daisies

White Daisies

The daisy has appeared in folklore, literary works, and mythology throughout history. The name is derived from an Anglo-Saxon term that means "day's eye." A daisy denotes simplicity, brightness, and sympathy in the language of plants. When someone sends daisies, it represents "loyal love." The most common are the Shasta and African daisies, although there are countless additional varieties. The Spanish daisy, blue daisy, and lazy daisy, often known as the prairie daisy, are all intriguing variants.  


Roses for memorial day


According to fossil data, the rose is 35 million years old. Cultivated roses were not imported into Europe from China until the late eighteenth century. Roses are available in practically every color and form, with over 150 species and hundreds of hybrids. The red rose represents love, beauty, and bravery. 



White Lilies

Red Poppies

The Red Poppy, also known as the Flanders poppy, was first described as the flower of remembrance by Canadian Colonel John McCrae. During his service in the First World War, Major McCrae was touched by the death of lieutenant Alexis Helmer, a young buddy and former student from Ottawa, who was murdered on May 2. McCrae expressed his pain by writing a poem known as 'Flanders' Field' in pencil on a page from his despatch book, which depicted the poppies that marked the graves of men who died fighting for their nation. 

There are eight common poppy kinds. Red poppy flowers symbolize comfort, remembering, and death and go as one of the most suitable flowers on Memorial Day. Similarly, the poppy is a well-known emblem that has been used to signify everything from calm to death and even sleep. 


White Lilies

According to paintings going back to the 14th century, the Archangel Gabriel is frequently represented offering the Virgin Mary a lily while promising her that she will conceive a son via the power of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, according to Marian T. Horvat, Ph.D., the Venerable Bede compared the Virgin Mary to a white flower as early as the 7th century. As a result, the flower became connected with rebirth and loss, which is why lilies are used in funerals to connect the deceased to God.


Flower Bouquets Ideas for Memorial Day Celebrating

Memorial Day flower arrangement ideas abound. Don't forget to remember America's fallen warriors as you celebrate Memorial Day weekend with barbecues and family time. Choosing the proper flowers to commemorate those who have made the ultimate sacrifice is undoubtedly difficult. Rosaholics provides ten of the most appropriate bouquets to pick from.

Patriotic Roses 

patriotic rose bouquet for memorial day

These Memorial Day flowers have never attained such jaw-dropping proportions in terms of patriotism. Each unique bloom in the Sibonelly Rose Bouquet contains the renowned rose, which has been painstakingly adorned by florists. The bouquet is the most patriotic of all conceivable bouquets due to the dazzling mix of white, red, and blue colors in one rose head.



blue rose bouquet for memorial day

This beautiful rose's big bud size is made up of frilly petals. That rose brightens the imagination with a crisp purity of color that evokes peace and patriotism. This colored variation of the Serendipity bouquet is appropriate for a broad range of events and special occasions, including Memorial Day.



grey rose bouquet for memorial day

Among the other exquisite Memorial Day flower arrangement ideas, seductive silver petals form a strong and stern image. The Argento, a rare rose variety with stunning gray petals, reimagines the possibilities of making flower arrangements with muted silver as a primary feature. This solid-colored hybrid rose cultivar, which is much darker than Earl Grey, adds a distinct aesthetic depth to bouquets. Allow us to help you make that particular Memorial Day moment even more peaceful with fresh flowers.


Red Hero

red rose bouquet for memorial day

Look no further if classic red rose bouquets are your thing. Our Red Hero bouquet is the most memorable option available. The Red Hero is the ideal choice for a traditional fresh rose bouquet to complement a touching Memorial Day moment.



blue and white roses for memorial day

Those flowers for Memorial Day, an immediate classic, create a thrilling image evocative of cresting waves in a sea of blue. To create patriotic splash of color contrast, the outside petals are dipped in a primary blue tone, embracing the clean white internal rose petals. The Chelsea Rose Bouquet is a visual feast for the eyes. 



white rose bouquet for memorial day

The color white is frequently used to portray a sense of purity, cleanliness, and calm. If you're looking for a patriotic bouquet, our Casablanca bouquet is a fantastic option. These stunning white roses are ideal for Memorial Day as they're traditional, beautiful, and timeless.


Dolce Amore

white and red roses for memorial day

The Dolce Amore rose bouquet's fresh, vivid color contrast makes it an immediate favorite for Memorial Day. This tinted rose, like other two-tone compositions, mixes a strong and traditional red tone on the outside with creamy white petals at the bloom's core for a flush of playful prettiness. Red has a variety of symbolic connotations in various cultures, including battle, courage, and fury. Except for the above-mentioned meaning, white denotes cleanliness and purity as well.



bouquet for memorial day

Deep blue roses look profound and elegant when paired with cream, silver, and oyster-colored flowers. Those flowers are a stunning choice for Memorial Day because deep blue roses seem very meaningful and exquisite when paired with cream and oyster-colored flowers. This multicolor Asteria bouquet is exceptionally well balanced and would look extremely classy on a mantel, entryway table, or as a centerpiece.



rose bouquet for memorial day

Fedora is a rose arrangement that has been colored and is perfect for patriotic celebrations such as Memorial Day. For a lively and festive aesthetic, off-white petals surround vivid red petals that have been splattered with paint. Pale white and red roses with accents of blue and white are ideal for such a special occasion.



multicolored bouquet for memorial day

This tinted rose, a multicolor variation with beautifully colored borders, features pastel hues in a delightful swirl of petals. The cream is the ideal foundation for a lovely haze of pastel blue and pink. Because of their vibrant hues, the Holi flowers are an excellent choice for Memorial Day.


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Bottom Line 

Rosaholics remembers the warriors and heroines who sacrificed their lives to ensure our future freedom and independence. In honor of the impending Memorial Day, we would like to offer Memorial Day flower arrangement ideas with patriotic motifs to compliment the occasion. Have a wonderful Memorial Day. 



How to choose flowers for Memorial Day?

Flowers, first and foremost, must be symbolic. Flowers connected with Memorial Day include daisies, white lilies, crimson poppies, and roses.

Do I need to give flowers on Memorial Day?

On Memorial Day, it is customary to bring flowers to the graves of dead troops. This can be done in honor of the soldier and to express your gratitude for the sacrifice they made.

What flower is a symbol of Memorial Day?

The red poppy was designated as the national symbol of memory in 1920, but its origins go deep, all the way back to the battlefields of World War I when they blossomed in the most unlikely of locations. Other flowers, such as roses, are also emblems.

What flower color prefer on Memorial Day?

White, red, and blue are patriotic colors. Other hues, such as green, orange, purple, or even black, do not complement Memorial Day.

May 12, 2022 — Alexandr Oleynik