Anniversary Flowers Through the Years

Every anniversary is a reason to celebrate.  Flowers can be a fantastic way to congratulate a marriage whether you’re the bride and groom, or commemorating someone else’s special day.  Here’s a list of specific flowers to help make your gift more personal to the happy couple.

First Anniversary

Carnations are widely known as the flower to give on the first anniversary.  Affordable and easy to find, carnations come in a wide variety of colors such as deep purple, bright orange, green, among many others.


Fifth Anniversary

Daises are the fifth wedding anniversary flower, and they keep the gift light and fun.  You can gift a bunch of daisy poms in fall or spring colors, or bigger gerber daisies in colors like orange, pink, or yellow for a brighter display.


Tenth Anniversary

Daffodils not only symbolize new beginnings and the start of spring, but the tenth wedding anniversary as well.  Keep in mind that daffodils cannot be combined with most other flowers, as their stems leak a liquid that is toxic to other blooms.  The best way to gift them is to give a bunch of daffodils by themselves in a fun yellow or white vase in the springtime.


Fifteenth Anniversary

Roses are all around a popular anniversary flower, but they symbolize the most on the fifteenth year.  Different colored roses can symbolize a variety of emotions, so try giving a personal color to your relation to the couple.  Yellow represents friendship and apology, while red shows love.  White symbolizes purity, while orange shows a deep affection.


Twenty-Fifth Anniversary

Blue irises represent the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary.  Their blue and yellow blooms look great combined with complimenting tones as well as bright, warmer colors to contrast and highlight their beauty.


Thirtieth Anniversary

The beautiful and fragrant lily is the symbol of the thirtieth anniversary.  Keep a bunch in your kitchen or bedroom to radiate the room with a sweet aroma.



Fortieth Anniversary

Gladiolas symbolize the fortieth wedding anniversary.  They can be kept long for a dramatic and organic arrangement, or cut shorter for a smaller and more intimate vase.  These blooms also come in an assortment of colors like white, red, yellow, and pink.

Fiftieth Anniversary





The fiftieth, and popularly called the “golden anniversary” is represented with yellow roses and violets.  The combination of these colors and scents will be sure to stun any recipient.  Violets are most available in the springtime, potted in our greenhouse.  Roses are usually available all year round, cut fresh.  Dress a vase or pot up with a shiny gold bow and you’ll be sure to impress.

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