5 Delicate Flower Types for a Funeral

Monday, February 1, 2021

If you're preplanning a funeral or end of life celebration, you might be considering small details to make the ceremony beautiful and meaningful, like casket funeral flowers. Or, if a loved one has recently passed, you might want to send flowers - to let the family know that you care. 

But, which blooms are best? 

In this article, we'll introduce you to five dainty and delicate flowers, ideal for this somber yet celebratory occasion. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Orchids

Orchids are among the loveliest funeral flower options, and the longest-lasting as well. In fact, if kept in their original potting substrate, they might live for weeks or even months after the services are complete - serving as a beautiful reminder of a loved one who has passed on.

These delicate sprays of pink, white, and purple traditionally represent sympathy and love. And, they are a wonderful choice for understated and elegant arrangements.

2. Lilies

A traditional choice for funeral flowers, lilies represent innocence, grace, and the eternal rest of a soul departed. They also impart a lovely floral fragrance.

Lilies are frequently used alongside other flowers to create a casket spray, which is placed atop the coffin used in traditional funeral services

3. Forget-Me-Nots

Light, delicate, and lovely, these small splashes of purple are a departure from traditional funeral flowers. But, their uncultivated appearance is the perfect way to celebrate the departure of a free spirit.

While you're unlikely to spot this selection in a funeral flower guide, it's a delicate bloom, best suited to services for nature lovers, children, and loved ones who wouldn't mind a beautiful break from tradition. 

4. Chrysanthemums

If you're wondering how to choose flowers for a funeral and still feeling lost, this classic option could be just right.

This flower has been used to represent death and mourning in Europe for centuries. Yet, its lovely ruffled appearance is also delicate and reminiscent of spring. Mums come in a wide variety of colors as well, making it easy to find the shape and shade that best honors the memory of a special person who has recently passed.

5. Tulips 

Among the most delicate flowers on this list, tulips add a soft touch to any floral arrangement. And, their graceful stalks make a lovely addition to funerary flowers.

Like mums, tulips come in a wide variety of colors ranging from vibrant and popping to understated pastels. They can be found with ruffled or smooth edges too, lending a totally different appearance based on your personal preferences.

Because they are so delicate, tulips only last for a few days. This makes them ideal for floral arrangements that won't require much transportation or won't be saved at home for the days and weeks following a funeral service. 

Selecting Casket Funeral Flowers

Now that you've learned a bit more about the different dainty and delicate flower types to choose from, selecting casket funeral flowers should be a breeze. And, if you've preplanned the decision, you won't ever have to worry or wonder if these wishes were carried out. 

Do you need help planning an end of life celebration, funerary, or crematory services? If so, don't hesitate to reach out. Request a consultation with our compassionate and experienced team or begin the planning process online with no obligation.  

Since 1905, families in the Greater Pottstown area have turned to the independent, family-owned Schumacher and Benner Funeral Home & Crematory to meet their funeral needs with professionalism and sensitivity.  

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