Top 25 Most Beautiful White Flowers

Spruce up any space with the bright and fragrant presence of these beautiful flowers.

Written by Ramya Karamsetti
Edited by , BSc Shatabdi Bhattacharya BSc Experience: 2.5 years

White is considered as a binding and reflecting color as it reflects all the lights, and goes well with any color just like black or gray. White color symbolizes peace and purity and represents heavenly and pious feelings.

Beautiful white flowers are often given as a token of purity, humility, appreciation, and innocence and express a sincere, clean and open heart. They bring lightness and brightness to the recipient’s life.

White flowers are often used in weddings and in the Immaculate Conception. They are related to chastity and perfection and are used by brides and virgins to convey modesty, beauty and innocence. At the same time, white flowers are also used in funerals to offer condolence and to symbolize the supreme light of God and the almighty.

1. White Rose:

White rose flowers symbolize beauty and represent true and young love. White roses are filled with spirituality and stand for purity, hope and virtue. They are also considered as a symbol of secrecy because of their discreteness. They also symbolize reverence and are often used at memorial services and funerals.

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White roses (and roses in general) are considered flowers of heaven in Islam. The image of a white rose is often associated with purity and its scent represents spiritualty.

2. White Lily:

This beautiful lily opens into a classic bloom revealing eye-catching lime white petals. Their unique shape and pure bloom color are marvelous creations that brides often choose for their weddings. It enhances the royalty of a bouquet when used in a flower arrangement. White lilies symbolize purity and virginity.

3. White Calla lily:

White Calla lily is a large trumpet shaped flower that rests upon a long and smooth stem and symbolizes ‘magnificent beauty’. These white or creamy lilies are well known for its astonishing beauty and innocence.  It is also believed that the white calla lily is a symbol of Jesus’ resurrection. Its trumpet-like shape stands for victory.. It is also associated with angels, symbolizing divine purity, holiness and faith.

4. White Orchid:

White orchid is not as common as the coloured one and is considered as the rarest type of orchid. The flower looks extremely elegant and pure and stands out in every flower arrangement making it look exotic. White orchids stand for purity, innocence, virtue and divine beauty. It is often considered as a symbol of elegance and glamor and is sure to dress up any wedding bouquet.

5. White Tulips:

Tulips are one of the most loved flowers of the world and are an absolute beauty to the eye. White tulips are spring flowers which symbolize warmth, beauty and new beginnings.  It is perfect for any occasion and represents purity, forgiveness and serenity. It is often given as a token of forgiveness, so gifting these flowers can be the perfect way to apologize to someone. In the language of flower, it stands for ‘claiming worthiness’.

Emily Inman, a blogger, shares her heartwarming experience of deriving comfort from these serene white flowers during times of distress. They help her feel better when she is feeling low by brightening up her space. She says, “The peace from the pure, white, clean flowers though has shown me a calmness and filled the house with some life in such a pure way (i).”

6. White Carnation:

White carnations are simple and sophisticated classical blooms with a wholesome and extravagant look. White carnations are of 3 types, the light and regular carnations with a big bloom at the top of the stem, the spray ones with smaller flowers and the short or dwarf ones which have one stem with several flowers. A white carnation bouquet with its divine beauty is perfect for Mother’s Day celebration and wedding ceremonies. White carnations stand for perfect love and innocence.

7. White Gerbera Daisy:

Gerbera daisies, with their wide spread blooms are lavishing flowers that have been admired for their exquisite beauty. The pale white blooms, complemented with a black center bulb and green stem makes it look extremely gorgeous. This cheerful flower can brighten any one’s day and lift people’s mood in a matter of few seconds. White gerbera daisies stand for sentimental clarity and beauty.

8. White Hibiscus:

White hibiscus is a breath -taking beautiful flower that is used not just for decorative purpose but is also used for its healing properties and to cure diseases. White hibiscus symbolizes purity and fertilization and stands for ‘seize the opportunity’ in the language of flowers.

9. White Hydrangea:

Hydrangea is a snowball shaped flower which looks like a white cotton candy on a stick. It is made up of smaller white blooms with a faint blue ball at the center. White hydrangea is mainly suited for gardens but is at times also used for bouquet arrangement purpose. White hydrangea is a symbol of friendship and devotion and represents deep understanding.

10. White Daisy:

White daisies are innocent looking simple flowers that are often used for bridal bouquets, for decoration purpose and as sympathy flowers. The beautiful white flowers symbolize innocence and purity, simplicity and new beginnings. White daisies are also considered as a secret flower and hide secret love messages in the language of flower.

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White daisies are often associated with happiness and good luck, and in Norse mythology, they are associated with childbirth, motherhood, and new beginnings. Hence, they are often given to the new baby or to congratulate the new parents.

11. White Daffodils:

Pure white daffodils in a garden that represent rebirth and new beginnings
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White daffodil is known as a soaring flower of all times and announces the rebirth of nature. This amazing flower has a divine beauty and charm in itself and symbolizes friendship and new beginnings. White daffodil is a 10th anniversary flower and represents rebirth and also unrequited love. It is also a sign of wealth and good luck and gifting a bouquet of white daffodils is believed to bring good luck and future happiness to the receiver.

12. Magnolia Flower:

Magnolia flower is extremely popular in USA and is the official state flower of Mississippi and Louisiana. These flowers do not have petal like other flowers, instead they have tepals in place of petals. The general meaning of Magnolia is feminine sweetness and beauty and reflects tenacity while white Magnolia stands for purity and perfection.

13. Jasmine Flower:

This wonderful flower with an irresistible fragrance is rarely used for decoration purposes and is mainly used in the cosmetic and perfumery industry for its wonderful scent. This flower symbolizes attachment and sensuality while the little Jasmine flowers symbolize modesty, grace and elegance.

14. Lily of the Valley:

This gorgeous little spring flower reflects beauty and magnificence and is mainly cultivated for its scent that is used in the perfume industry. This bell shaped flower signifies the return of happiness and is used as a symbol of humility in religious paintings for its association with Christ’s second coming.

15. Camellia:

This exotic, precious and freshly looking flower expresses devotion of a young lover to another. The petals of this flower stand for the spirit of the ladies and the holder of the petals represents a young man and the protector of the lady. They come in various different flowers, each carries a different meaning. White Camellia stands for ‘you’re adorable’, in the language of flowers.

16. Japanese Anemone:

Japanese anemone flowers have both positive and negative meanings
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The Japanese anemone is a cup shaped flower that comes in just two shades, pink and white. It is believed that anemone sprang from the tears of Aphrodite as she mourned the death of Adonis. Anemone carries both positive and negative meaning.  It stands for forsaken since it sprang from Aphrodite tears, while at the same time, it is believed to protect against evil and bad luck.

17. Cup Flower:

Cup flowers come in white. This flower is native to eastern and central North America. This annual flower has triangle toothed leaves.

18. Shasta Daisy:

This is one of the most cheerful flowers with white petals and sunny yellow centers making it perfect for summer weddings. As per flower symbolism, Shasta daisy stands for love, purity and innocence. There are other meanings as well like loyal love, patience, beauty and secrecy between two people.

19. Annual Vinca:

Vinca, popularly known a Madagascar periwinkle or myrtle, is a beautiful shiny flower with green foliage. Annual Vinca is a saucer shaped flower in saturated shades of red, rose, pink and white. The white variety looks the best of all and is often used for decoration purpose. It stands for friendship and loyalty.

20. Queen Anne’s Lace:

The Queen Anne’s lace has its origin in Europe and has been given this name due to its lacy look. Queen’s Anne Lace, is also known as bird’s nest, bishop’s lace, wild carrot among various other names. This umbrella shaped cluster of lacy blooms look quite unique and different than other flowers. It represents ‘sanctuary’ in the language of flowers.

21. Iris:

This fresh white flower is a typical springtime flower, with is delicate petals opened fully to reveal yellow throats of the outermost petals. This pretty white flower is often used in wedding bouquet, table centrepiece and flower arrangement.

22. Datura:

This trumpet shaped flower is a highly fragrant flower which opens at dusk and closes at dawn. It has a spiritual history where it was used in the in the study of Vajramahabhairava-Tantra, a tantric text which elaborated worship and healing uses.

23. Iceberg Rose:

Ice berg rose is a classic cup flower which contains a number of petals. This is nearly a thorn less flower, thus it is ideal for wedding bouquets. It symbolizes innocence, spirituality, sympathy, honour and remembrance.

24. White Dahlia:

These summery flowers are lobe shaped flowers with pure white petals and a bright yellowy center. Dahlia, in Victorian language symbolizes the flower which has survived. It is also a symbol of commitment and bond that lasts forever. It is one of the most commonly used flowers even today in gardens and flower arrangements.

25. White Amaryllis Flower:

This beautiful and unique trumpet like flower has multiple white blooms on a single stem with a hint of lime at its center. These flowers are generally white, pink or purple in colour. White amaryllis flower symbolizes radiant beauty, purity and innocence.

Infographic: 5 Most Popular White Flowers

Charming and innocent-looking, white flowers are some of the most desired flora across the globe. They represent purity, rebirth, good luck, and so much more. We have curated a list of the most in-demand white flowers from the list above so you know which ones to pick first!

Scroll down and read the infographic below to learn which are the 5 most popular white flowers you should check out.

5 most popular white flowers (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

The color white symbolizes peace and purity. Beautiful white flowers are given as a token of appreciation and humility. Today, white flowers are used worldwide for a wide variety of ceremonies such as weddings and memorial services. Apart from this, a white flower can instantly light up a room and lift someone’s mood. You can opt for the traditional white rose, white begonia, freesia, lily, camelia, or carnation. If you are looking for something rare and unique, you can go for white datura, iris, or amaryllis flowers from your neighborhood florist. So the next time you can’t recall any white flower names simply go through the article and keep your favorite ones in mind.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common white flower varieties?

Some common white flowers are roses, lilies, orchids, tulips, and carnations.

What are the best white flowers for each season?

During fall, camelia and Japanese anemone are the best. Tulip, snowdrop, and calla lily evoke freshness in winter, and flowers like lily of the valley, carnations, iris, petunia, cherry blossom, white lilac, and hibiscus blossom during spring. The best white summer flowers are Queen Anne’s lace, peony, hydrangea, lotus, gardenia, jasmine, and dahlia.

What are the best white flowers for a wedding bouquet?

White roses, lilies, and hydrangeas are some of the flowers used in the preparation of a wedding bouquet and symbolize loyalty, purity, and grace.

What are the best white flowers for a vase arrangement?

For a minimalistic vase arrangement, pair white tulips and Japanese anemones. Perennial flowers such as hydrangeas, lilies, and jasmine pair well together and keep it fresh and light all year round.

Key Takeaways

  • White flowers play a vital role in weddings and funerals, representing chastity, perfection, modesty, and beauty.
  • White orchids, lilies, and carnations are perfect flowers to include in a wedding bouquet.
  • White daisies and daffodils are said to bring good luck.
  • The white hydrangea and annual vinca stand for loyalty and are great to give to close friends.

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Ramya Karamsetti is a contributor to StyleCraze. She loves writing articles on beauty, health, and wellness and advocates using natural remedies to solve everyday skin and hair issues. When she is not writing, she loves traveling and going on adventure full bio

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