Saying goodbye to a friend or loved one is never easy. The team at City Line Florist understands that this can be an emotional and difficult time, and we are here to help in anyway we can. With that in mind, we'd like to offer some guidelines as to the appropriate flowers to send, and give you some ideas so your funeral floral arrangements adequately express your feelings.
The gladioli is considered the traditional sympathy flower. The name references the legendary gladiators, a connection that was likely made because of the flower's long, elegant stem which is shaped like a sword. (The gladiolus is also called a sword lily). The meaning attached to the flower carries equal noble meaning - it signifies loyalty, strength of character, and integrity, wonderful sentiments to attribute to someone you love. Read More about Funeral Floral Arrangements to Express Your Feelings »