Bloom: A Mother’s Day Guide to Flowers

1 MAY 2024

For many of us, a bouquet of flowers has become a timeless Mother's Day tradition, which falls on 12 May this year. Selecting the perfect bouquet is an art, a way to convey the ineffable. In this guide, we explore the language of flowers, uncovering the hidden meanings behind popular blooms.


For Comoclubbers in Singapore, pre-order your bouquet from Grandiflora at Culina Market in Singapore or sign up for Grandiflora's Mother’s Day Masterclass on 4 May 2024 with founder Saskia Havekes.


You can also gift a stay at COMO The Halkin or COMO Metropolitan London, where our COMO concierge team will help to secure space-available tickets for Chelsea Flower Show, running from 21 - 26 May 2024.

Carnations, symbolising a mother's unwavering love, are a popular choice for Mother's Day bouquets.

Delicate sprays of baby's breath flowers symbolise purity.

Pink roses represent appreciation — a fine way to celebrate Mother's Day and all the mother figures in your life.

Roses are a classic choice for Mother's Day. Red roses are often linked with romance, but can also reflect a mother's fierce love for her children. The gentle hue of pink roses convey appreciation and admiration. White roses symbolise purity and innocence and are a thoughtful nod to a mother's unwavering grace and care.


Carnations, with their ruffled blooms, are also popular during Mother's Day. Pink carnations, in particular, are believed to symbolise a mother's unwavering love. White carnations are used to honour mothers who are no longer with us, reflecting the eternal nature of a mother's love.


Lilies are often associated with purity and motherhood, making them an ideal choice for the occasion. White lilies, in particular, symbolise virtue and devotion, reflecting the bond between a mother and her children. Pink lilies convey heartfelt admiration and appreciation for the women in our lives.

Choose from several arrangements Grandiflora at Culina Market in Singapore this Mother's Day.

Tulips, with their graceful form and array of colours, bring a touch of spring and renewal to any setting. Pink tulips are a favourite on Mother's Day, symbolising care and affection. Yellow tulips, bursting with cheerful hues, represent optimism and a sunny outlook.


Orchids are a sophisticated choice, symbolising beauty, strength, and luxury. These exotic blooms are also considered auspicious in Chinese culture. Their longevity symbolises enduring love, a fitting tribute to a mother’s lasting influence.


Sweet Peas have a delicate fragrance and are known for their pastel hues. They are an excellent way to express appreciation for the sweet and nurturing nature of mothers, adding a fragrant touch to your bouquet that gently whispers affection.


Baby's Breath, with its cloud-like sprays of tiny white flowers, embodies the very essence of innocence and purity. Often given in baby showers as a wish for good luck, these dainty flowers would be an ideal choice for new and expecting mothers.


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