What Kind of Flowers Should You Get For Graduation?

For the Graduate

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Let the graduates in your life know how proud you are of all their hard work and dedication. Graduation flowers are a great way to show you care, whether giving a bouquet to hold at graduation, or sending to their home as a surprise gift. 

When graduation ceremony time comes around, sending flowers is an easy way to congratulate the graduate when you can’t be there in person. Since there are so many options here are some graduation flower tips on how to choose the best graduation flowers to send to the new grad.

Graduation ceremonies are coming up quick, and if you’re attending one to celebrate someone’s accomplishments, giving a gift to a graduate, or throwing a graduation party, one thing you must definitely know about is flowers. Just like you would carefully consider the type of flowers used in a wedding or other formal event, it’s important to take the time and really think about what kind of floral arrangement, as well as what type of flower, is most appropriate for this occasion.

To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a complete guide to graduation flowers below so that you can rest assured knowing the decisions you make are the right ones.

Bright, Colorful Flowers

Make their day even more cheerful by sending a bouquet of sunshine. If you are a boyfriend looking to give flowers to your graduate girlfriend, Sunflowers and Gerbera come in an array of playful colors. Both are great graduation flowers for men.and women They also come in any color you can think of and have to sweet fragrance. 


When in doubt send flowers. Whether it’s the classic red rose bouquet or a colorful mixed bouquet of roses, nothing is as evocative as these flowers. Yellow roses are cheery and a whimsical way to express admiration, which should be the number one statement you want the grad’s bouquet to say. Orange-colored roses are unique and enthusiastic. Though red roses sometimes symbolize romance, they really are just the perfect way to say “I love you” to your graduate. Don’t forget about white, pink and lavender roses too! Here at February Bloom, we say give them a rainbow of roses.

In addition to the flowers that are recommended to compliment the graduate’s attire, there are also a ton of options for what you can do as far as giving a bouquet as a gift in recognition of all of their hard work. Some tips for choosing the right arrangement are as follows:


Follow the Theme of the School’s Colors

Send flowers that match the colors of the grad’s school. The most common school colors are blue and white. Blue Roses bouquet can help you achieve this. Blue Roses also work great in mixed bouquets, so if the school colors are blue and yellow, buy a bouquet of blue roses and yellow daisy. If the school colors are white and red, we suggest a bouquet of red roses and white lilies. With so many flowers available online, you can make any color-combo.

Graduate's Favorite Flowers

Think about the graduate’s favorite flowers. If you know that they are a fan of daisies or lilies, make those the primary flower types in their graduation bouquet. On the other hand, if they don’t have a preference, try a mixed bouquet so that they can enjoy a little bit of everything.

For the Ceremony

Flowers are certainly not just for female graduates, so if you’re in charge of your school’s graduation ceremony, consider handing a flower or two to each graduate after they accept their diploma! A single or a graduation lei are both beautiful touches that can act as the school’s way of saying congratulations.

For the Party

Also don’t forget to send thank flowers to the host of any graduation parties you attend. It’s an inexpensive way to thank them for opening up their home. We recommend bright flowers in a clear vase that will match any home décor for later use.Select an arrangement that matches – the best class of arrangement is one of our favorites!

For those of you about to graduate or celebrate a graduate, we’d like to extend our congratulations and best wishes for the future ahead!