In Full Bloom: Your Ultimate Guide to Flowers and Local Florists in Pensacola


We all want to embrace the language of flowers. There is a bouquet to be had for every occasion and memorable event in our lives. From friends to family, co-workers to cherished loved ones, each bloom tell a unique story.

We have partnered with Celebrations to help you convey your feelings through the beauty of petals and stems.

Flowers can speak volumes and help with meaningful connections. They truly have a language of their own, each carrying a unique message and sentiment.

Celebrations The Florist

Celebrations The Florist logo

Celebrations is a locally-owned, family business located at the foot of the Historic 12th Avenue District in Pensacola.

Our fresh flowers, silk arrangements, wreaths, gift shop, and greenhouse provide the quality flowers, live plants, custom wreaths, holiday and home decor items, and gifts that have become renowned on the Gulf Coast.

Flowers are special for several reasons:

1. **Beauty:** Their vibrant colors and intricate shapes bring joy and aesthetic pleasure to our lives.

2. **Symbolism:** Different flowers carry various symbolic meanings, allowing us to convey emotions and messages without words.

3. **Fragrance:** Many flowers have delightful scents that can evoke memories and create a sensory experience.

4. **Gifting:** Giving and receiving flowers is a universal gesture of love, appreciation, and thoughtfulness.

5. **Connection to Nature:** Flowers connect us to the natural world, reminding us of the beauty and wonder of our environment.

6. **Occasions:** They play a significant role in celebrations, from weddings to funerals, adding depth and significance to these events.

7. **Therapeutic:** Flowers have been shown to have a calming and mood-enhancing effect on people, contributing to our mental well-being.

8. **Cultural Significance:** Flowers hold cultural importance in various traditions and rituals, enriching our cultural heritage.

In essence, flowers are special because they touch our senses, emotions, and relationships in unique and meaningful ways.

Here is a list of some of the most popular flowers and their symbolic meanings, along with a list of local Pensacola florists to help you make that perfect floral gesture come to life. 

Special thanks to our friends over at Celebrations who know how important a flower or an arrangement can be!


  • Amaryllis—Pride, pastoral poetry
  • Azalea—Take care of yourself for me, temperance, fragile passion, Chinese symbol of womanhood
  • Begonia—Beware
  • Cactus—Endurance
  • Calla—Beauty
  • Carnation—Fascination, women love
    • Pink—I’ll never forget you
    • Red—My heart aches for you, admiration
    • White—Sweet and lovely, innocence, pure love, woman’s good luck gift
  • Chrysanthemum
    • Red—I love you
    • White—Truth
    • Yellow—Slighted love
    • Pink- Feelings of gentle affection, attraction, and romance
  • Cyclamen—Resignation and good-bye
  • Daffodil—Regard, unequaled love, you’re the only one, the sun is always shining when I’m with you
  • Daisy—Innocence, loyal love, I’ll never tell, purity
  • Daylily—Coquetry, Chinese emblem for mother
  • Fern—Magic, fascination, confidence and shelter
    • Maidenhair Fern—Secret bond of love
  • Gardenia—You’re lovely, secret love
  • Geranium—Stupidity, folly
  • Gladiolus—Give me a break, I’m really sincere, the flower of the gladiators
  • Gloxinia—Love at first sight
  • Hibiscus—Delicate beauty 
  • Holly—Defense, domestic happiness
  • Hyacinth—Games and sports, rashness
    • Blue—Constancy
    • Purple—I am sorry, please forgive me, sorrow
    • Red—Play
    • White—Loveliness, I’ll pray for you
    • Yellow—Jealousy
  • Hydrangea—Thank you for understanding, frigidity, heartlessness
  • Iris—Your friendship means so much to me, faith, hope
  • Ivy—Wedded love, fidelity, friendship, affection
  • Lily 
    • Orange—Hatred
    • White—Virginity, purity, majesty, it’s heavenly to be with you
    • Yellow—I’m walking on air, false and gay
  • Magnolia—Nobility 
  • Marigold—Cruelty, grief, jealousy
  • Mistletoe—Kiss me, affection
  • Narcissus—Egotism, formality, stay as sweet as you are
  • Orchid—Love, beauty, refinement, beautiful lady, Chinese symbol for many children
  • Peony—Shame, happy life, happy marriage
  • Petunia—Resentment, anger, your presence soothes me
  • Poppy—Eternal sleep, oblivion, imagination
    • Red—Pleasure
    • White—Consolation
    • Yellow—Wealth, success
  • Rosebud—Beauty and you, a heart innocent of love
    • Red—Pure and lovely
    • White—Girlhood
    • Moss—Confessions of love
  • Rose
    • Pink—Perfect happiness, please believe me
    • Red—Love, I love you
    • Dark crimson—Mourning
    • Yellow—Decrease of love, jealousy, try to care
    • White—Innocence and purity, I am worthy of you, you’re heavenly, secrecy and silence
    • White and red mixed—Unity, flower emblem of England
    • White, dried—Death is preferable to loss of virtue
    • White, withered—Transient impression, fleeting beauty, you made no impression
    • Tea—I’ll always remember
    • Damask—Persian ambassador of love
    • Thornless—Love at first sight
    • Leaf—You may hope
    • Bouquet of mature blooms—Gratitude
  • Snapdragon—Deception, gracious lady          
  • Stock—Bonds of affection, promptness, you’ll always be beautiful to me
  • Sweetpea—Good-bye, departure, blissful pleasure, thank you for a lovely time 
  • Tiger lily—Wealth, pride
  • Tulip—Perfect lover, fame, flower emblem of Holland
    • Red—Believe me, declaration of love
    • Yellow—There’s sunshine in your smile
    • Variegated—Beautiful eyes
  • Violet—Modesty
    • Blue—Watchfulness, faithfulness, I’ll always be there
  • Zinnia
    • Magenta—Lasting affection provider
    • Mixed—Thinking (or in memory) or an absent friend
    • Scarlet—Constancy
    • White—Goodness

If you are still struggling with exactly what to get for that special person, here is a list of florists in the area who can help you create the  perfect gift for anyone:


An African American woman wearing a dark blue apron, her face is not pictured but she is a florist creating a fresh flower arrangement.

Celebrations – 717 N. 12th Ave, Pensacola 32501; 850-433-2022

Fiore – 405 South K St, Pensacola 32502; 850-469-1930

Just Judy’s – 2509 N. 12th Ave, Pensacola 32503; 850-436-4003 

Cordova Flowers – 6200 Tippin Ave., Pensacola 32504; 850-602-7069 

Southern Gardens Florist and Gifts – 7400 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, 32526; 850-941-4444

Sunshine Designs – 1813 Creighton Road, Pensacola, 32504; 850-477-5358 

Flowers By Yoko – 35 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze 32561; 850-934-1407 

Open Rose – 6434 Open Rose Dr., Milton 32570; 850-626–1797

So there you have it – a colorful bouquet of knowledge on flower meanings and a handy list of some of our favorite local florists.

A fresh flower arrangement photographed from above. The flowers are light pink, lavender and white with greenery. and And there is an envelope sitting next to the arrangement.

Now, you can confidently pick the perfect petals to brighten someone’s day, or even your own, with a touch of nature’s beauty and sentiment.


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