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Flowers That Symbolize Friendship on International Friendship Day

If you’re thinking of choosing the best flowers for your bestie on International Friendship Day, here’s a roundup of the best flowers that symbolize friendship on this special day!

International Friendship Day is celebrated on July 30 every year and it’s a beautiful way to show the friends in your life how much they mean to you.

And what symbolizes friendship more than a beautiful assortment of flowers?

In this round-up, I share the top 9 flowers that symbolize friendship across the world plus themed gifts representing each flower!

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What Flowers Symbolize Friendship? 

These 9 flowers can be ordered up until the last moment and you can have them shipped on your preferred date as well. 

1. Alstroemeria for International Friendship Day

Alstroemeria is aka Peruvian Lillies and symbolizes devotion that goes beyond romantic love in addition to friendship. 

Alstroemeria are native to several regions in South America as the name implies.  

Alstroemeria are available in a wide variety of colors and when mixed together in a bouquet, they are beyond lovely.

Try these best-selling multicolored Alstroemeria bouquet flowers from BloomsyBox for an outstanding statement.  

Alstroemeria Themed Gifts

You can complement flowers with themed gifts such as an Alstroemeria Flower Mug or Alstroemeria Fairy Wings Earrings.

And be sure to take a look at this gorgeous Alstroemeria Necklace.

2. Chrysanthemums for International Friendship Day

Chrysanthemums are generally for sending well wishes and are a symbol of goodwill, happiness, and friendship. 

You can’t go wrong with this 16-stem chrysanthemum bunch which includes assorted colors. The flowers ship straight from a farm.  

Chrysanthemums Themed Gifts

Complementary chrysanthemums themed gifts include:-

3. Irises for International Friendship Day

Irises are beautiful and striking flowers with unique shape that symbolizes friendship, hope, faith, and trust. 

The distinct purple/violet color of the flower is a perfect expression of Friendship Day. 

Stargazer Barn curates a mix of purple and blue irises for overnight delivery in this International Friendship Day bouquet.  

Iris Themed Gifts

4. Daffodils for International Friendship Day


Another flower that heralds in the spring! Bright yellow petals and sweet-smelling yellow blooms lift the spirits in any room.

Daffodils represent optimism, happiness, good luck, hope, confidence, and joy.

Daffodils come in different colors but as yellow is the color of friendship, yellow daffodils are best for International Friendship Day.

But feel free to mix different colored daffodils for some versatility in your flower arrangement.

Daffodils Themed Gifts

5. Gerbera Daisies for International Friendship Day

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera daisies are strong flowers that last a long time. They symbolize joy, warmth, calmness, and purity.

Gerbera daisies come in a range of colors and you’ll be glad to know that includes yellow!

Gerbera Daisies Themed Gifts

Best Flowers That Represent Friendship

6. Sunflowers for International Friendship Day

Sunflowers are bright, and inviting and symbolize happiness, positivity, and the joys of friendship. 

A fresh bouquet of sunflowers is like a ray of sunshine and is sure to brighten up your bestie’s day!

BloomsyBox offers a bouquet of 10 large stems hand-tied in eco-friendly wrapping.  

Sunflowers Themed Gifts

7. Tulips for International Friendship Day

Tulips are fragrant and convey the spirit of spring. They are also a symbol of friendship and unconditional love depending on the color. 

For International Friendship Day, the most appropriate tulips are yellow tulips. 

Take a look at this “Sunny Side” Bouquet of Fresh Cut Yellow Tulips for inspiration.

Tulips Themed Gifts

8. Yellow Roses for International Friendship Day

The most popular flowers that symbolize friendship are yellow roses. Yellow roses communicate not just friendship but joy and happiness. 

You can order fresh yellow roses here where you can choose your delivery date or real yellow roses forever preserved in a box here

If you prefer something smaller, check out this bouquet of 7 large stems from Benchmark Bouquets which are from farm to front door.  

Yellow Roses Themed Gifts

9. Zinnia for International Friendship Day


Zinnias are exotic flowers native to Mexico, South America, and parts of the U.S.

They are vibrant, and colorful and communicate endurance, loyalty, cheer, and goodwill. 

Zinnias are known for their resilience and continue to bloom even after the blossoms are removed. 

Zinnia Themed Gifts

Tip – Don’t restrict yourself to just one type of flower. You can mix and match. For instance, yellow roses and alstroemeria go well together. Discuss best options with your florist!

How About a Flower Subscription Box?

If you’re not too particular about the flowers for International Friendship Day, you can try a Flower Subscription Box

You can subscribe for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year and can cancel anytime. Some great recommendations for this include:-

BloomsyBox Flower Subscription

BloomsyBox offers 3 bouquet sizes and each collection is shipped fresh from sustainable farms. 

BloomsyBox starts from $49.99/month and offers free shipping here

The Fresh Cut Flower of the Month Club

Professional-designed bouquets shipped every month plus a newsletter that features the flower’s history. 

Fresh Cut Flower of the Month Club starts from $45.95/box here.

Revised Premier Flower Bouquet

Sustainably grown farm fresh flowers are sent out every month and support farmers who are committed to environmentally-friendly practices.

This flower bouquet box ships free and starts from $79/box. 

Don’t Forget the Flower Vase!

Note – most flower orders don’t come with a vase so don’t forget to order a vase if you want to put the flowers together before giving it to your friend.

Check out some great vase recommendations here.

For other International Friendship Day gift ideas that aren’t flowers, check out Thoughtful Gifts & Celebration Ideas for International Friendship Day.

Happy International Friendship Day

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