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8 Flowers that Mean Congratulations

Best Flowers to Say Congratulations

Let’s take a look at different flowers that mean congratulations you can use to say congrats to someone.

There are times when our family members or friends achieve something special and we want to help make that achievement a little more special for them.

One way to mark their achievement is to send a lovely bouquet of flowers to mark the occasion. Or we can gift them with bulbs, seeds or starter plants to plant in their own garden that acknowledges their accomplishment.

Here is a look at different flowers that can be used to make up a congratulations bouquet.

Do keep in mind that many of the flowers we will discuss have other meanings than just to say congratulations. So, you may want to combine several flowers to make sure your floral message is understood.

Flowers that mean congratulations.

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#1. Orange, Yellow and White Roses

Orange Roses.

Orange, yellow and white roses sent in a combination bouquet are a great way to say to someone Congratulations on your job success.

A bouquet of these flowers can be sent when someone lands that job they always wanted, received a promotion or started their own business.

Sending someone a rose bush to plant in their garden as a congratulatory gift can give them a gift that lasts more than a week. However, keep in mind that there are over 100 varieties of roses many of which are native to North America.

Different varieties of roses grow in different hardiness zones. So, make sure the type of rose you choose for your friend’s garden is suitable for their hardiness zone. Most roses bloom in late spring or during the summer months.

#2. Peonies


Peonies have long represented good luck, good fortune, and success making these ideal flowers for celebrating a big win, a new exciting job or a significant life change.

These flowers make wonderful bouquets for someone cast in a longed for role in a play, completing their first marathon, or moving to a new part of the country.

Peonies come in many colors including white, pink, rose, red, dark purple and coral. So it is easy to send a bouquet of these flowers in a receiver’s favorite color.

Native to Asia, Europe, and Western North America Peonies grow best in zones 3 through 9.

These perennial flowers prefer full sun and well-drained soil and bloom from late spring to late summer.

Peonies can be toxic to humans and pets.

#3. Daffodils


The bright yellow daffodil is an early blooming flower that symbolizes eagerness and hard work.

So, these flowers make the perfect congratulations bouquet for someone who has just given birth to a child, starting a new career or celebrating a high school or college graduation.

These easy to grow perennials feature cup shaped flowers with clusters of strappy leaves.

Native to Europe and North Africa Daffodils grow best in zones 4 through 8 and prefer full or partial sun and rich, moist well-drained soil. These flowers bloom in late winter or early spring.

Although daffodils are known for their sunny yellow color these flowers also come in several other colors as well including yellow, white, orange, or pink. When mature this flower can grow to be between 6 and 30 inches in height.

This flower is toxic to humans and animals.

#4. Carnations


Carnations are a favorite flower for corsages or simply as cut flowers for homes. These fluffy flowers with a spicy clove like scent come in a variety of colors including yellow, orange, green and white.

However, white carnations can be dyed in any color allowing you to give a person a congratulatory bouquet in their favorite color.

These flowers can be used to congratulate people for various achievements. Native to Europe the Carnation is best grown in zones 7 through 10.

They prefer full or partial sun and well-drained soil and may reach a height of between 6 and 24 inches. These flowers bloom in the spring and are toxic to animals.

#5. Hydrangeas


Hydrangeas are gorgeous flowers with large round flower heads made up of several tiny blossoms. These flowers are often used as congratulatory bouquets for the addition of a new child to the family.

They are also the perfect flowers for a baby shower, birth of a child, adoption or gender reveal party.

Native to Asia and North America Hydrangeas come in a variety of colors including white, red, pink, blue, green and purple.

These flowers are best grown in zones 5 through 9 and prefer full or partial sun and moist well-drained soil.

Hydrangeas bloom in the summer and fall and at maturity can reach a height of between 2 and 20 feet tall. They are toxic to pets.

#6. Calla Lilies

Calla Lilies.

Calla lilies are popular in wedding arrangements. They are a wonderful flower to place in a bouquet to congratulate someone for overcoming a struggle or obstacle.

Native to Africa Calla Lilies grow best in zones 8 through 10. These flowers prefer full sun and moist well-drained soil.

Although most people believe that Calla Lilies are white, these flowers actually come in many different colors including coral, maroon, pink, yellow and orange.

Calla Lilies can grow to between 2 and 3 feet tall, and are toxic to humans and pets.

#7. Heather

Heather Flowers.

Native to England and Scotland, Heather is a flower spike with evergreen scale-like leaves.

Here in the US, heather is grown in gardens and makes a perfect addition to bouquets congratulating someone on graduation, earning a promotion, or acquiring a new home.

When grown in hardiness zones 4b to 6a heather can grow up to 24 inches tall if planted in sandy soil and they get plenty of sun. These flowers may be mauve, purple or white and bloom from mid-summer to early fall.

#8. Gladiolus


Gladiolus makes a great bouquet for congratulating someone who has overcome a challenge or experienced a large success in life.

These spiky blooms are native to South Africa and Europe and they can easily grow in US zones 7 through 10.

These flowers grow best in full sun and sandy or loamy soil. They come in several colors including green, yellow, pink, red and purple.

Gladiolus can reach a height of between 2 and 5 feet tall and they bloom from June until the first frost.

These flowers are toxic to humans, pets and livestock.

Final Thoughts on Flowers that Symbolize Congratulations

Flowers are a great way to congratulate friends or family for various accomplishments in their lives. And you can use any of the congrats flowers featured here to do just that.

Flowers that symbolize congratulations.

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