Types of Easter Flowers

Types of Easter Flowers

Easter is a time for rejuvenation and partaking in the beauty of spring. What's a better way to celebrate rebirth than with flowers? We bring to you flowers that will make your Easter celebrations more meaningful.
CelebrationJoy Staff
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2018
See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices ...
― Charles Kingsley
As the weather gets warmer, it sets the stage for flowers to wake up from their slumber and break forth in abundant bloom. With the celebrations of Easter taking place around the same time, it evidently coincides with the debut of a zillion beautiful flowers.

Used as centerpieces, or to decorate the homes and churches for Easter, these flowers have come to be associated with Easter. Here are some of the most popular flowers that you can give as gifts or use to decorate your house this Easter.
Easter Lily
Lily
Lilium longiflorum, or the Easter Lily as it is known, is native to the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Thought to have grown at the site of the crucifixion, these trumpet-shaped flowers have long since come to be associated as the traditional flowers of Easter.

Symbolism
Often taken as a sign of resurrection, white lilies are used to symbolize love and hope. It is also used as a symbol of Christ's purity and divinity.

Significance
Presenting white lilies and Easter lilies, in particular, signify your pleasure to be acquainted with the recipient. Presenting yellow lilies is akin to telling someone to seize the opportunity and live for the moment.
Daffodils
Daffodils
Daffodils, or narcissus, are native to the meadows and woods of Europe, North Africa, and West Asia. These unique bell-shaped flowers surrounded by a ring of floral leaves are said to have first bloomed in the garden of Gethsemane at the time of Christ's resurrection. Called Easter bells or Osterglocken in Germany, these are highly sought flowers for Easter decorations.

Symbolism
The daffodil is taken as a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings.

Significance
Presenting a bunch of this lively flower to someone indicates your respect for the particular individual. It is also indicative of your unrequited love for the person.
Tulips
Tulips
A perennial, bulbous plant, tulips are native to the Iberian Peninsula, and their range extends from North Africa to Greece, from the Balkans to Syria, and from Iran to China. While the flower does not have a special significance for Easter, it is associated as being the flower of eternal life.

Symbolism
White tulips are known to symbolize newness and purity. They are often associated as being the flower that symbolizes heaven on earth.

Significance
Presenting a bouquet of tulips could mean anything from enthusiasm, passion, and desire, to a perfect declaration of love.
Pussy Willows
Pussy Willows
Harbingers of spring, willows and sallows with their furry catkins are used for Easter decorations. Flowering shoots of the pussy willow are used as a replacement for palm fronds in Europe and America during Palm Sunday processions and decorations.

Symbolism
It is a symbol of birth, intuition, rejuvenation, and is taken as a sign of revitalizing hope.

Significance
The flower is often associated with motherhood and fertility.
Daisy
Daisy
Often considered to be a weed, the daisy which is also linked to the sunflower and aster family is native to Europe. It is said that this flower gets its name from the term day's eye, solely because the flower opens during the day and curls its petals inwards at night.

Symbolism
It is a reminiscent of contemplation and solace and is often used to symbolize purity and tranquility.

Significance
Presenting daisies is significant of purity, innocence, loyal love, beauty, patience, and simplicity.
Hyacinth
Hyacinth
The bell-shaped flowers are native to the eastern Mediterranean regions from Turkey to northern Israel―north-east Iran, and Turkmenistan. These magnificent flowers are associated with rebirth and spring, making it a quintessential flower for Easter celebrations.

Symbolism
It is a symbol of birth, intuition, rejuvenation, and is taken as a sign of revitalizing hope.

Significance
Often used to signify sport or play in the language of flowers, hyacinth represents constancy, while blue hyacinth expresses sincerity.
Dining Table Decorating Ideas
Easter Decoration Ideas
You can also use roses, snowdrops, azaleas, calla lilies, along with the traditional flowers to decorate your house this Easter. Alternately, you can use dry decoration to do up your house this Easter.