Mother’s Day in Australia falls on Sunday, May 8 this year, so it’s time to begin thinking about how you’ll let Mum know you care for and appreciate all that she does for you.

Florists, who were hit hard by the pandemic when the weddings and parties they would normally cater were being cancelled and postponed, are ready and waiting to create gifts of glorious bouquets, handmade candles and chocolatier chocolates for mums all across the country.

Bounty Parents spoke with Summa Hicks, owner of Coolangatta Florist on the southern end of the Gold Coast, about the best flowers to choose for your bouquets this year.

Summa Hicks Florist

Florists, like Summa Hicks from Coolangatta Florist, are ready to help you show Mum that you’re thinking of her this Mother’s Day.

In many parts of the world, carnations are regarded as the quintessential Mother’s Day flowers, but here in Australia, it’s chrysanthemums that hold that title.

Summa, who is a florist and a mum herself, loves using them in bouquets because she knows they will bring so much joy to the person lucky enough to receive them.

“Personally, my absolute favourite flower is the disbud,” Summa tells Bounty Parents.

“It’s part of the chrysanthemum family and it’s so beautiful, it’s guaranteed to make anyone smile.”

Of course, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful blooms in Australia. Let’s take a look at what Summa has in her top 10 in the gallery below …

10 of the best Mother’s Day flowers

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