Day of the Dead Flowers, Gifts & Plants
This Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), celebrate your loved ones passed, and send colorful flowers befitting the vivid spirit of the holiday. Fill your parties, alters, and bouquets with our fresh-from-the-field flowers to perfectly honor the vibrant spirits of those we’ll never forget. Also, order from Proflowers before 2 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends, and enjoy same-day flower delivery on all orders.
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Day of the Dead Flowers, Gifts & Plants FAQs
What flowers are associated with Día de los Muertos?
While Day of the Dead flowers will typically include a few mainstays (marigolds, chrysanthemums, etc.), almost any flower within the holiday’s color palette will work well for an arrangement or altar. While yellow flowers and orange flowers are synonymous with Día de los Muertos, red, white, and purple flowers are common as well, with infinite exceptions depending on the loved one being honored. Proflowers offers all of these options and more, conveniently in one place.
Which are traditional flowers of Día de los Muertos?
Día de los Muertos is a holiday closely associated with the marigold. Marigolds are so synonymous with the altars and arrangements that they are commonly referred to as "flor de muerto," or "flower of the dead." The orange and yellow of the marigold can be paired with chrysanthemums, cockscombs, baby’s breath, gladiolas, white hoary stock, and carnations, among other flowers, to embody the holiday’s iconic autumnal color palette.
Why is the marigold the traditional flower of Día de los Muertos?
No Día de los Muertos altar is complete without marigolds, the iconic flower of the Day of the Dead. Why? The Aztecs, who originated the holiday, believed that spirits were guided back to the land of the living by the sweet and strong scent of the marigold. Traditional altars will sometimes display towering arrangements of marigolds with powerful scents to guide the dead toward living family members. Their glowing color is also a perfect companion to the exuberant spirit of the holiday.
What are the best gifts to send for Day of the Dead?
The Day of the Dead is as much about the living as it is about the dead. For that reason, gift giving is a vital tradition of the holiday. Flowers are an amazing and appropriate option for holiday gifting, but they aren’t the only things associated with the festivities. Chocolates, candies, liquor — as well as anything sporting the famous skull and skeleton iconography — will serve as a great gift for loved ones. As always, shop our bestsellers collection for all sorts of wonderful gift ideas!
Shop Day of the Dead Flowers & Gifts with Proflowers
Proflowers serves as a single, convenient location for all of your Day of the Dead flowers and gifts. Don’t forget all Día de los Muertos flowers ordered before 2 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends will have guaranteed same-day delivery.