The list of Anniversary Flowers was probably created and documented by florists as wedding anniversaries became a popular gift giving occasion. One of the earliest reference to this list is in the early 1960's.
This list associates flowers with each anniversary year up to the 15th and then ever 5th years up to the 50th. As some of the flowers listed are seasonal, they may not be available for some of the years, as a wedding anniversary also falls in a specific season.
Even so, it can be a lovely gesture to get the appropriate anniversary flowers for a specific anniversary, to go alongside a special gift.
|Anniversary Year||Flowers as Anniversary Gifts|
|1st Anniversary||Pansy, Red Carnation|
|2nd Anniversary||Cosmos, Lily of the world|
|3rd Anniversary||Fuchsia, Sunflower|
|4th Anniversary||Geranium, Hydrangea|
|6th Anniversary||Calla Lily|
|7th Anniversary||Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Freesia|
|8th Anniversary||Clematis, Lilac|
|9th Anniversary||Poppy, Bird of Paradise|
|11th Anniversary||Morning Glory, Tulip|
|13th Anniversary||Hollyhock, Chrysanthemum|
|14th Anniversary||Dahlia, Orchid|
|20th Anniversary||Day Lily, Aster|
|30th Anniversary||Sweet Pea, Lily|
|40th Anniversary||Nasturtium, Gladiolus|
|50th Anniversary||Yellow Roses & Violet|