When someone close has suffered a loss, memorial plants can be an uplifting reminder of love and support in their time of need. More long lasting than funeral flowers, sympathy plants can be a continued symbol of new life while keeping a lost loved one in our hearts. Need to express your sympathies from a distance? Having memorial plants delivered is a sincere and heartfelt way to show your support.
Memorial Plants FAQs
What is a memorial plant?
A memorial plant is a thoughtful gift to a grieving family. A beautiful blooming plant can also serve as an uplifting symbol of hope. They come in all shapes and sizes, from indoor to outdoor plants. Choosing the right one will usually depend on whether the grieving family has the space to accommodate an outdoor plant and experience caring for them. At FTD, we have plenty of options that suit all types of gardeners, from beginners to experienced.
What are the best plants for remembrance?
Sending flowers or a plant to a loved one at a time of loss is a time-honored tradition. Different types of flowers can offer different sentiments, so choosing the right ones is important to show your support. Good choices for memorial flowers include:
Lilies: Lilies are commonly used in funerals and as a memorial flower as they symbolize peace and the return of the soul. Because they offer a large range of colors, you can choose one that offers a special meaning to your loved one.
Roses: White roses represent innocence, purity, and spirituality and are another beautiful choice for memorial flowers. Pink and red roses represent appreciation and love, which is a lovely sentiment at a time of loss.
Carnations: Pink carnations represent remembrance, while white carnations represent devotion and innocence. Red carnations are an excellent way to show your admiration for the person who has departed.
Can you send same day memorial plants?
At FTD, we offer same day flower delivery for many of our flower arrangements to ensure your condolences can be sent promptly to show your loved one you're thinking of them. Memorial plants may need a day or two to be delivered. However, no matter what, our florists are highly experienced and take great care packaging your memorial flowers and plants to ensure they arrive fresh and in excellent condition.
Is it appropriate to send plants for a memorial service?
Funeral plants, along with memorial flowers, can offer an uplifting atmosphere for a memorial or funeral service. They can be placed next to the casket or an altar. They are a beautiful condolence gift that can help the family through a difficult time of loss. Our locally based florists have excellent relationships with local businesses, including funeral parlors. They'll coordinate directly with staff to ensure your funeral flower delivery arrives on time for the service and work out the best place to put your arrangement in coordination with the family's requests.
Memorial Plants Bring Comfort in Times of Need
There is a profound comfort in nurturing a plant and watching it grow as time passes. Memorial plants offer some peace and solace as a reminder of a lost loved one while also lifting the mood of any room in which they're placed. Most sympathy plants have vibrant green leaves, like those of dracaena, palm and pothos. These plants are great for adding some color and dimension to a bouquet of funeral flowers, and the recipient will be able to keep them growing and healthy long after the flowers wilt. Other types of memorial plants actually flower at certain points of the year, creating colorful celebrations of life. Common flowering funeral plants include philodendron plants, white kalanchoe, gardenias and azaleas.
Celebrate Life with a Memory Garden
Creating a personal memorial garden can also be a way to keep someone's memory alive. Tending to memorial plants and flowers in a private setting creates opportunities to remember and be comforted by signs of budding life all around. In addition to flowering plants like gardenias, azaleas and white peace lilies, a small outdoor bonsai tree (or a flowering bonsai plant for inside) helps cultivate a sense of peace, tranquility and harmony. You may also consider the gift of a full-size memory tree for planting in a yard or in a public space like a park. Memory trees offer a specific place someone can visit to think about and remember a lost loved one while providing the joy of watching it grow from a sapling to a beautiful, towering tree.
Have Memorial Plants Delivered to a Home or Service
We have both green and flowering memorial plants online and ready to ship when you need to offer condolences for a loss. Whether you're looking for something to express sympathy and comfort in the home in a time of need or you want to send flowers for a funeral, our local florists can have memorial plants delivered quickly and conveniently. Explore our extensive range of best selling flowers to find the perfect gift at a time of loss. Shop all flowers with FTD to organize your memorial flowers delivery today. We also provide flowers for any occasion, so whether you need to organize sympathy flowers delivery or even birthday flowers delivery, our experienced florists can help.