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Posted by bagoys on February 16, 2024 Flower Power Flowers Gifts

Celebrate International Women’s Day With These Symbolic Flowers

On March 8th, better known as International Women’s Day, we shine the spotlight a little brighter on women’s issues and the monumental contributions made by women. It’s a day to applaud those who inspire and help you pursue your dreams and to recognize the community that has motivated and nurtured you. The day is painted in IWD’s three iconic hues — purple for justice and loyalty, green for hope, and white for purity. At Bagoy’s Florist, the best flower shop in Anchorage, we’re here to assist you in honoring this significant day by sending flowers to women and allies who have raised you up, those who came before you to pave the way, or yourself to remind you of your own successes and momentum in achieving greatness. Learn which brilliant blooms will make this IWD unforgettable with the symbolism of heartfelt thanks and support.


There’s something about roses that just feels right, especially for IWD. While these timeless stems are steeped in symbols of love in its many forms, choosing specific hues that echo the day’s theme adds a significant later of intention and thoughtfulness. Whether it’s the pinks showing heartfelt gratitude or the yellows spreading cheer and celebrating friendship, each rose is a stunning tribute to the extraordinary and inspiring people in your life.


IWD is celebrated at the tail end of winter — when most of us are hopeful for warmer and sunnier days ahead. As we catch a glimpse into spring, tulips seamlessly set the perfect tone for renewal and new beginnings. Giving someone a bouquet of tulips is one of the sweetest and kindest ways to acknowledge their achievements and all the good stuff that’s yet to come. Since tulips blossom in so many varieties, get creative and make a bouquet that’s as unique and diverse as the person you’re honoring.

Gerbera Daisies

It’s impossible to feel anything but joy, optimism, and cheer when gerbera daisies are around. Their bold, bright petals spread positivity like no other springtime flower, which only makes them an iconic selection for IWD. Gerbera daisies also symbolize purity, which can be linked back to the purity of intention that is associated with the day and the many contributions made by women and allies that better society.


With their lush, full blooms and symbolism of luck, success, and happiness, peonies speak volumes, especially on IWD. Their history, steeped in honor and prosperity, is why we love turning to peonies to make a statement of courage. They’re simply beautiful for women who have made impactful changes and continue pushing the envelope to help women around the world.


Orchids come in all sorts of colors, shapes, and meanings, allowing you to express whatever message you’d like. They’re the perfect pick for almost any occasion, especially IWD. These blooming plants have a modern vibe that can resonate with a diverse crowd, including the awesome women and allies out there. So, embrace the contemporary, chic allure of orchids to show admiration and gratitude to those who pave the way for women.

Mimosa Flower

Mimosa flowers radiate an understated elegance that has resonated with IWD since 1946 when they were adopted as the day’s official flower. Shoutout to the Italian feminists who first identified the mimosa flower’s blend of strength, sensibility, and sensitivity — qualities that are synonymous with IWD. These blooms carry a subtle yet undeniable warmth, a trait shared by classic flowers like daisies. Accent blooms like wax flowers, goldenrod, alstroemeria, and gold aster also elevate the aesthetic of a bouquet while subtly weaving in the symbolism of joy, friendship, and trust.

At Bagoy’s Florist, we’re here to assist in making your IWD both meaningful and gorgeous, with the perfect touch of fresh blooms.

Flowers to Honor International Women's Day