Easter has a solemn religious meaning, but there are also all kinds of fun things associated with the celebration, like parades, Easter egg hunts, bunnies, decorated baskets, and flowers. It’s the season of hope and rebirth, symbolized by fluffy yellow chicks and other baby animals. Sending flowers for Easter is also part of the tradition, but with so many choices, how do you pick just one?
Bouquets of spring flowers typically include lilies and tulips, but you can also send peonies, roses, ranunculus, and even orchids and other live plants. One way to make your choice is to pick your favorite flower and then select the best bouquet in the colors of the season.
As you may know, Easter doesn’t have a fixed date on the calendar and can fall on any Sunday between March 22 and April 25. To figure out the date, you have to look for the first Sunday on or after the Spring Equinox, which can get confusing because that’s not a fixed date either. So it’s best to check with the experts, who tell us that the holiday falls on April 9 this year.
Once you have the right date, the next step is to choose the best flowers to send so that they will reach the recipient on time. Typical Easter colors are pastel shades of yellow, pink, and blue, but you can stretch this to include cream, sunset, peach, amethyst, and other soft colors as well. Sometimes it’s easier to pick a bouquet based on the type of flower. Let’s take a look at the best flowers to send for Easter in 2023.
Lilies are the traditional Easter flowers for decorations and gifting, and they have deep spiritual and religious meanings as well. They symbolize purity, fertility, and resurrection. While Easter lilies are most often connected with the holiday, other varieties like Calla lilies and roselilies also make striking and eye-catching bouquets, like the pink and white The Lilibet.
White is the most common color for lilies in an Easter bouquet, but other shades like yellow, pink, and red are all suitable. For example, The Heartfelt with calla lilies and roses in shades of pink and orange is stunning. Lilies in a bouquet will typically last for a week or two. The water in the vase should be changed every few days, and they should be kept away from direct sunlight.
Tulips are the epitome of spring, with a range of bright colors, including yellow, red, pink, orange, and purple. Like roses, tulips symbolize perfect love, as well as rebirth, making them especially suitable for an Easter bouquet. Tulips in a bouquet can last up to 10 days with proper care.
Like fluffy yellow chicks and Easter eggs, daffodils are an essential part of the season when the world reawakens itself to light and warmth after a long winter. In England, they’re also called Lenten lilies or Easter roses, as this is the time of year for the blooms appear.
Daffodils make a cheerful gift by themselves or paired with other flowers and green sprigs. A mixed daffodil bouquet with bright yellow jonquils and paperwhite narcissus brings together the best of the season.
Over time, daffodils have been associated with many different meanings, such as resilience, chivalry, and unrequited love. In China, they are connected with good fortune, and in France, they symobilze hope.
With their bright colors, delicate petals, and rounded shape, ranunculus is always a good choice for a bouquet. The most commonly seen variety is the Persian buttercup with layers of ruffled petals. These are close relatives of the yellow meadow buttercup, a wildflower often encountered near streams.
Mixed with roses in shades of yellow, orange cream, and peach, with hypericum berries and spiral eucalyptus in The Peneloise, for example, ranunculus blooms make a good gift for someone who charms you.
Peonies stand for a happy life, which makes them the perfect gift at any time. Their bright colors and heady scent make them a good pick for an Easter bouquet, like The Peony that includes 10 stems of fragrant blooms in shades of pink. The Grower’s Choice Peony highlights a mix of pink and white blooms in another delightful bouquet.
Roses are always a good choice for an Easter bouquet, and different colors carry different meanings. White roses symbolize innocence, and the heavenly, pink roses stand for happiness, and peach and orange blooms convey enthusiasm and energy.
Some of the most beautiful bouquets mix different flowers for a cheerful and exuberant burst of color and scent. For example, The Juliet with roses, delphinium, snapdragons, and asters in cream, blue, peach, and sunset evokes all the happiness of springtime.
Like orchids, live plants may not be typical Easter gifts, but the season of rebirth and renewal is a great time to bring living greenery into the home. Easy-care plants like the heart-leaf philodendron in The Heart to Heart and the Chinese money plant in The Claude can spread joy to anyone.
Flowers are an essential part of Easter traditions, but it can sometimes be difficult to pick the best ones to send when there are so many to choose from. Lilies, tulips, daffodils, roses, and many other flowers have powerful associations with the holiday, making them all delightful to send as gifts for Easter.