There is an amazing assortment of flowers and plants that are matrimonially named. If they are named for the bride herself, a wedding component like the veil or dress, or the romance involved, they are all beautiful plants to be included in a wedding garden.


ImageImageDaylily, 'Regal Wedding 'Poppy, 'Royal Wedding '

Daylily, 'Unity of the Spirit '

If you want a full sun or a shade garden, there are plants that can suit your needs. For a full sun garden, there are numerous daylily, rose, and iris cultivars, poppies, dahlias, and hibiscus. A connubially themed shade garden could consist of hostas, astilbes, calla lilies, and hydrangeas.

ImageImageHosta, 'Bridegroom'
Astilbe, 'Bridal Veil' Image Image Calla Lily, 'Bridal Bliss'
Hydrangea, 'Blushing Bride'

A bevy of ‘Blushing Brides' are available for you to choose from. Many are white to light pink in color and would be standouts in a wedding garden, just as the bride is supposed to be.

ImageImageAmaryllis, 'Blushing Bride'Delphinium, 'Blushing Brides' Image Image Iris, 'Elmer's Blushing Bride' Rose of Sharon, 'Blushing Bride'

If you know of a specific person getting married, it's possible that you could find a flower with her name specifically.

ImageImageDaylily, 'Aurora's Wedding'
Iris, 'Elaine's Wedding Image Image Rose, 'Jan's Wedding'
Dahlia, 'Jennifer's Wedding'

Don't forget all the small details such as the ‘Bridal Veil' and the dress. You can find all the players as well, ‘Bridesmaid,' ‘Flower girl' and ‘Maid of Honor' in this wedding garden.

ImageImageImage Broom, 'Bridal Veil' Hibiscus 'Bridal Veil'Iris, 'Angel's Veil'

ImageImageImageDahlia, 'Bride to Be' Double Bridal Wreath Spirea Iris, 'Wedding Dance 'ImageImageImageMorning Glory, 'Wedding Bells'Daylily, 'Bridal Path'Daylily, 'Dressed in Lace'

ImageImageBrugmansia, 'Bridesmaid'Rose, 'Flower Girl' Image Image Rose, 'Maid of Honor' Lily, 'Dress Rehearsal'

There are also plenty of flowers that can represent the bride herself.

ImageImage'Bride to Be'Brideflower (Sneezeweed) ImageImage Rose, 'The Bride's Rose'Peony, 'Bride's Dream'

You could also grow flowers that are traditionally held in bridal bouquets such as stephanotis, white peonies, or red roses.

ImageImageImageStephanotis (Bridal Wreath)Peony, 'Shirley Temple' Rose, 'Don Juan'

If you don't have time to plant a full garden in honor of the occasion, consider giving one of these plants as a wedding present to the happy couple. If either of them is even slightly gardeningly inclined, think how welcome a perennial that will grow for many years would be.

ImageImageImageDaylily, 'Forever and a Day' Daylily, '50th Wedding Anniversary' Daylily, 'Forever in Love'

Planting a wedding garden: what a special way to honor a wedding, past, present or future.

Thank you to all the contributors of PlantFiles for their beautiful images:

Stephanotis - blackthumbx2Wedding Bells - EmmaGraceHosta Bridegroom - Jody Bridal Veil Broom - BootandallShirley Temple Peony - FlamingonutBridal Veil Hibiscus - KellAmaryllis Blushing Bride - bsharfJennifer's Wedding Dahlia 0 FlowerfrenzyUnity of the Spirit - kimsgardenheave50th Anniversary Daylily - Calif_Sue Jan's Wedding Rose - GrampapaBrideflower - KniphofiaBridal Wreath Spirea - ceejaytownBride to Be Dahlia - GreenorchidCalla Bridal Bliss - LakesidecallasElmer's Blushing Bride - DelvacarolBride's Halo (thumbnail) - JfrizzellThe Bride's Rose - Leslie_PzAurora's Wedding - DottnmdElaine's Wedding Iris - JoanJBridal Path Daylily - lilydaydreamerWedding Dance Iris - Lincolnitess Rose of Sharon Blushing Bride - Michelle Hunziker Dressed in Lace Daylily - Mystic Don Juan Rose - MarsueMaid of Honor Rose - mtiltonForever and a Day Daylily - MysticDress Rehearsal Lily - menkidsLarkspur Blushing Brides - MygypsyroseForever in Love - MysticRegal Wedding Daylily - MysticFlower Girl Rose - Plant_Manager Bride's Dream Peony - SanannieBridal Veil Astilbe - NoreasterAngel's Veil Iris - PuttytatTaihort Hsin-Ying Snow Orchid - Shirley1mdBlushing Bride Hydrangea - WaterCan2 Royal Wedding Poppy - Wetdogfarm Bridesmaid Brugmansia - monika