Young woman bringing birthday flowers to her grandmother

Children and their grandparents have a special bond unlike any other. After all, who else are you going to turn to when mom and dad say no? But, in addition to being the ones who take your side and sneak you extra cookies, grandparents offer unconditional and unwavering love and support.

In honor of National Grandparents’ Day, which is celebrated on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day, it’s time to flip the script and start spoiling them!

Official Grandparents’ Day flower

The official flower of National Grandparents’ Day is the forget-me-not, which blooms in the spring. Forget-me-nots are small blue flowers that grow anywhere from 4 to 12 inches. Their genus name is Myosotis, which is a combination of the Latin words myo, meaning “mouse,” and sotis, meaning “ear.” They are also referred to as “scorpion grass,” for their clusters of flowers that have a tendency to curl, thus resembling a scorpion’s tail.

Forget Me Not Flowers

Depending on who they’re given to and for what occasion, forget-me-nots can represent remembrance, devotion, love, and respect — which explains why they are so appropriate for National Grandparents’ Day.

Best flowers for Grandparents’ Day

Forget-me-nots, however, are not flowers that are traditionally sold as part of arrangements…but plenty of others are!

So, whether you live down the block or across the country from your grandparents, surprise them with a stunning bouquet of any of these blooms that will surely make their day.

grandparents' day flowers with sunflowers


With the sun setting earlier and earlier, you can brighten their day with arguably the “sunniest” flower of them all — the sunflower! Able to add youth and color to any home, sunflowers will definitely put a smile on your grandparents’ faces.

Assorted roses

You can never go wrong with roses — let alone these multicolored, rainbow roses. And while you’re there visiting, why not tell your grandparents a little bit about what each flower color means?

grandparents' day flowers with kaleidoscope roses
grandparents' day flowers with mixed bouquet

Mixed bouquet

Can’t remember if your grandmother’s favorite flowers are roses or lilies? With an assortment of mixed flowers, you’ll never have to worry about missing her favorites again.

Gerbera daisies

Gerbera daisies’ light petals are so colorful, you may have to give them a second glance to believe they’re real! The fifth most common cut flower in the world, gerbera daisies radiate love and warmth in any room.

grandparents' day flowers with gerbera daisies
grandparents' day flowers with lilies


For years, lilies have been used to represent devotion and love — two things every grandparent has in abundance. Show your grandparents how much you care about them with an arrangement of colorful Peruvian lilies, and add on a candle for an extra special gift.


Bring these popular garden plants indoors and into the arms of your beloved grandparents. Not only will they enjoy the colorful, bush-like flowers hydrangeas sprout, but they’ll also love the sweet fragrance they emit.

grandparents' day flowers with hydrangeas

Tara Carlson graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Public Relations and loves any and all things creative writing - which is why she is thrilled to be working with Petal Talk. When she's not writing, you can probably find her swimming at the beach, playing soccer, and catching up on the latest movies (she's a big fan of award season)!

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