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Posted by Kerry Durban on February 20, 2024 Uncategorized

Choosing the Perfect Flowers for International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day every year on March 8, we elevate women’s causes and shine a light on the issues that matter the most. It’s a time to celebrate the women in your life who paved the way for you to chase your dreams and embrace the community that has molded you into the person you are today. The colors of this important occasion are purple (justice, dignity, loyalty to the cause), green (hope), and white (purity); send flowers in these hues to the women and allies who have inspired you to keep trekking through, even when it wasn’t easy. At Adrian Durban Florist in Cincinnati, Ohio, we’re eager to help you commemorate IWD with sincerity, gratitude, and flowers.


Roses are classic, timeless flowers that appeal to many around the world and in different cultures, symbolizing love in all of its forms. Add intention by selecting roses in the hues of International Women’s Day, or use the language of color to convey a customized and empowering message for your recipient. For example, pink roses symbolize admiration and gratitude while yellow roses represent friendship and joy, fitting sentiments for the occasion. No matter which direction you go in, roses offer an appropriate message for anyone you choose to celebrate or honor on IWD.


Since International Women’s Day occurs during the end of winter, it’s a prelude to spring in many parts of the world. Tulips are especially popular spring flowers, and their arrival signifies renewal and the start of a brand-new season. Because of this symbolism, giving a bouquet of tulips to someone you respect and admire celebrates their achievements. It also acknowledges the anticipation of positive changes while showing gratitude for how they have inspired and impacted your successes. The variety of tulips allows for creative bouquet combinations, making them versatile for expressing the perfect sentiment and celebrating the diversity of women and allies.

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera daisies – ambassadors of good cheer – bring a variety of bright, bold hues to floral arrangements. Their large blooms have an inherently uplifting and optimistic appearance, capable of making anyone feel joyful. With their distinct charm, Gerbera daisies are more than mere flowers; they represent beauty in strength, determination, and compassion. Gifting these flowers on International Women’s Day spreads positivity while honoring accomplishments. Gerbera daisies are also symbols of purity, which can be a meaningful choice when acknowledging the purity of intention associated with IWD.


Peonies are full blooms that express love, honor, and compassion on International Women’s Day. They have a relatively long vase life compared to many of their floral counterparts; this longevity can be understood as a metaphor for women’s endurance and tireless spirits. In other words, gifting peonies can be a way to express admiration for the lasting impact of the actions of women and their allies. Since peonies also represent prosperity, they are a way to summon success, happiness, and positive outcomes for their lucky recipients.


Orchids are exceptionally versatile in color, shape, and meaning, depending on the blossoms you select. This flexibility allows for creativity in expressing unique messages, making orchids suitable for a range of sentiments and occasions. These tropical flowers have a modern aesthetic that can appeal to a broad audience, including women and allies. Choosing orchids for International Women’s Day is a way to embrace a contemporary, stylish approach to expressing admiration and gratitude to those who have paved the way for women.

Mimosa Flower

Mimosa flowers – also known as silver wattle – are the symbolic bloom of choice on International Women’s Day because of what they represent: strength, sensitivity, and sensibility. You can bring similar sunshine and energy to bouquets with flowers such as blooming yellow daisies on this occasion. Pair them with spring greenery and accent flowers like yellow alstroemeria, goldenrod, wax flower, and gold aster for a full and lush bouquet. Or make yellow chrysanthemums – emblems of friendship, joy, and trust – the star of the show for a similar warming effect.

At Adrian Durban Florist, we want to help you make this International Women’s Day meaningful and beautiful with the help of fresh flowers. Whether it’s your mom, a mentor, or a friend, a fresh bouquet on International Women’s Day says, “Thank you for being who you are.” The fragrant blooms are a heartfelt acknowledgment of these people’s impact on your life.

Flowers to Honor International Women's Day