Long-Lasting Flowers for Gravesites

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by Nick Kurz

Visiting your loved one’s memorial is a very sentimental event. Many people bring fresh flowers to honor their loved ones. Luckily, if you’re looking for different flower options to choose from, there are a few long-lasting flower species you can choose from, so your memorial will last between visits. 


Chrysanthemums are known for being resistant to cold weather and needing very little maintenance to thrive. If you want them to last even longer, you should plant them at the gravesite in the summer and fall and trim the stems when the season ends. 


Geraniums are usually bright-colored, so they bring a lot of colors and cheer to the monuments. They are continuously blossoming and can survive a light frost. If you properly maintain the flowers by clipping dead blossoms and pruning the stems, the geraniums can last several growing seasons.


Bulbs can take 12 to 15 weeks to bloom, but they are perfect for bringing to your loved one’s monument. Typically, bulbs bloom each growing season without any upkeep. The bulbs with the best chance of growing heartily during the spring and summer are daffodils, lilies, and freesia bulbs. 

If you need any help making decisions for your loved one’s monument, urn, or choosing what flowers to bring, contact Gifford Monument in Ada, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Wylie, Texas, and Alamogordo, New Mexico today. We can answer all of your questions and help you make difficult decisions to make the process less stressful. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for more information about us and our services. 

Nick Kurz

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