Four Flowers That Make Lovely Graduation Bouquets

Posted on: 18 June 2015

Presenting your graduate with a bouquet is a great way to show how proud you are of his or her accomplishments. Don't just stick with classic roses or carnations. Order a bouquet featuring one of these more unique flowers, and your graduate will be truly impressed with your originality.

Tiger Lilies

Tiger lilies are just common enough that most florists will probably have them but unique enough that your graduate is unlikely to get more than one bouquet of them. They have five bright orange petals that curve outward from the center of the flower. Five or six stamen, topped with brown caps, appear in the middle of the flower. Some tiger lilies have a splash of yellow in their centers; their loud color makes them a good choice for graduates with vibrant, flashy personalities.

Dendrobium Orchids

Denbrodium orchids are a delicate type of orchid that many florists carry. They come in many colors, but most are pale shades such as violet and light pink. Their pinnate petals open wide to reveal stunning brown centers. These subdued, relaxed flowers are good for a graduate with a quieter personality. They do not do well if left out of water for long, so make sure you buy them in a vase bouquet or bring a vase with you when you present them to your graduate.


The state flower of Hawaii, this flower is sometimes imported to the mainland by specialty florists. If you can find a hibiscus bouquet to present to your graduate, your gift will surely be the talk of the family. The flowers feature ruffled petals with bold central stamen. They come in brilliant colors like deep coral, bright orange, and lemon yellow, making them a good choice for a graduate who appreciates liveliness and high-energy situations.


You have probably seen hyacinths in gardens and in potted plants, but maybe not in bouquets. Because of their delicate nature, they can be difficult to work into a bouquet, but if you find a patient florist, you may be able to persuade them to create a hyacinth sensation for your graduate. The long stems of hyacinths are covered in numerous tiny flowers, which have a sensational scent. "Blue," which is really purple, is the most common hyacinth color, but pink, white and red ones are also available. They're a good choice for a graduate with a unique, artistic personality.

For more information, contact a florist in your area.