21 Best Songs About Flowers – A Blooming Playlist

Flowers are the epitome of beauty everywhere in the world, and because of this reason, multiple songs about flowers have been composed.

The lyrics of most songs in this list represent the bittersweet moments in life as flowers can represent happiness, love, and appreciation when we give to our loved ones.

When looking for a source of entertainment that also resonates with you, you can always lean on music. The songs in this compilation will make you feel like a blooming garden.

Flowers in these tracks have been used sometimes metaphorically and sometimes in a literal sense, appreciating their beauty.

Nr Song Artist About
1 Life Is A Flower Ace Base Learn More
2 Cherry Blossom Girl Air Learn More
3 The Rose Bette Midler Learn More
4 Kiss From A Rose Seal Learn More
5 Black Roses Red Alana Grace Learn More
6 Push th’ Little Daisies Ween Learn More
7 Lotus Flower Radiohead Learn More
8 Sugar Magnolia Grateful Dead Learn More
9 (Nothing But) Flowers Talking Head Learn More
10 Daisies Katy Perry Learn More
11 Sunflower Post Malone & Swae Lee Learn More
12 (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden Lynn Anderson Learn More
13 Dead Flowers The Rolling Stones Learn More
14 Blue Orchid The White Stripes Learn More
15 Wildflowers Tom Petty Learn More
16 Virginia Bluebell Miranda Lambert Learn More
17 Paper Roses Marie Osmond Learn More
18 Run For The Roses Dan Fogelberg Learn More
19 Plastic Roses Jessica Sanchez Learn More
20 Amaryllis Shinedown Learn More
21 Rose Of My Heart Johnny Cash Learn More


Songs About Flowers That Will Make You Feel Like a Blooming Garden

Without further ado, let me take you through some of the best songs about flowers.


1. Life Is A Flower – Ace Base

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This Ace Base song focuses on the beauty of life and gets the help of flowers to show it. With this piece, they wanted to shock the world with the reality that life is beautiful and worth appreciating, just like a flower.

The pop group managed to send their intended message spot on through this feel-good song.

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2. Cherry Blossom Girl – Air

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Cherry Blossom Girl by french band Air is a great song whose lyrics capture the excitement of meeting someone for the first time.

They describe the person as being as delicate as a cherry blossom and how wonderful it is to meet them. This great song will remind you of the first time you met the love of your life.


3. The Rose – Bette Midler

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This is a love song by Bette Midler from the seventies that is emotional and heartwarming. It’s about how love is like a flower and how it is for the lucky and the strong, as it is the most precious thing in the world.

I get emotional every time I listen to this classic ballad as it resonates with how love makes me feel.


4. Kiss From A Rose – Seal

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This is arguably one of the most famous songs about flowers ever made, and it is emotional as it is famous. Seal refused to give the meaning to the song saying he wanted everyone to have their own personal connection and understanding of it.

This gives the song a mysterious but still charming quality about it. Seal said the song was inspired by one relationship that he had.


5. Black Roses Red – Alana Grace

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In this track, Alana Grace sings about how she had given up on love and only experienced it in her dreams until she found the one.

It is a great emotional song that gives us an uplifting message about love and hope. She had gone so long without love that she is asking her new potential lover to turn her ‘black roses red.’

This means she hopes he can help her believe in love again. I love everything about this track, from Alana’s vocals to the lyrics, and I believe it will be a great addition to your playlist.


6. Push th’ Little Daisies – Ween

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Push The Little Daisies is an unusual song for sure, and you will discover that the moment you listen to it, but you will see its brilliance when you listen to it with an open mind.

It is a great song that tackles romance and mortality in a playful nature. The singer finds a tasteful way to tackle such heavy topics with a playful tone that works perfectly.


7. Lotus Flower – Radiohead

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This piece has had fans of Radiohead interpreting it differently, but most of us think it is a love song as the singer dedicated it to his children.

So you must listen to it to decipher what the flower means to you. But apart from the song’s meaning, it still has a nice and catchy tune that you can use to unwind.


8. Sugar Magnolia – Grateful Dead

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This is a lovely love song by the Grateful Dead; the protagonist sings about his lover’s beautiful personality and everything he loves about her.

It has a classic tune that can get you moving your hips when you listen to it. The singer likens his lover to the majestic flower, the magnolia, and puts her on a pedestal.

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9. (Nothing But) Flowers – Talking Head

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Nothing But Flowers is a great addition to this compilation of songs about flowers, as it talks about a post-apocalyptic world with no technology.

They sing about what was and how much they miss it all even though now the world is covered with flowers in its place.

It is a comically appealing song that reminds us to appreciate what we have and that the grass is not always greener on the other side. And in this case, quite literally.


10. Daisies – Katy Perry

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Katy Perry gifted us this beauty just as the pandemic was starting, and it was a good soothing track for me. It is mostly about believing in yourself no matter what people tell you and forging your path.

The timing of its release was poetic as it also could be used to help people during the pandemic by giving them the resilience to fight anything.


11. Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee

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This piece was a massive hit when it was released, and it was even used in an animated Spiderman film and has since then managed to get nearly 2 billion views on YouTube.

The flower in this song represents the girl, as she shows persistence despite a lack of attention.


12. (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden – Lynn Anderson

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A great piece to grace the list of songs about flowers that are wholesome to listen to. Rose Garden has a beautiful feel as it talks about how love is great but sometimes rocky and how that is the real beauty of it.

Lynn Anderson sings about how love has its highs but can’t promise there won’t be lows.


13. Dead Flowers – The Rolling Stones

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The legendary band Rolling Stones’ song Dead Flowers is a love song about a guy dealing with a hurtful love interest called Susie. He sings about how she hurts him, but he won’t stop loving her.

Even though she sends him dead flowers as a sign that what they once had is over, he still cannot get over it.


14. Blue Orchid – The White Stripes

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This is a rock song about taking something pure and destroying it; they use the biblical story of Eve taking the forbidden fruit from the Garden of Eden.

It is a beautifully dark song about how precious things are, as they can be gone at any time. The girl uses him and refuses to return the love that he gives her.


15. Wildflowers – Tom Petty

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In this song, Tom Perry encourages us to be free, enjoy love, and live life to its fullest. He uses wildflowers as a metaphor for being free as they grow as they want with no interference from the outside world.

However, another way of looking at it is that he’s referring to his lover. He’s saying how she deserves better and that he will be able to fulfill all her needs.

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16. Virginia Bluebell – Miranda Lambert

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Virginia Bluebell is a song about the untapped beauty of life waiting to be found. It is a wholesome piece about how even during hard times, beautiful things exist.

Miranda Lambert did the song justice with her beautiful vocals that will seep through your heart when you listen to it. I find it soothing when I feel overwhelmed and can’t find the light at the end of the tunnel.


17. Paper Roses – Marie Osmond

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Paper Roses is a classic piece that was released in the seventies. The story is as classic as the song itself, as it is about how the protagonist feels like her lover’s feelings are not genuine.

The girl did the best thing for her, she left the guy that had deceived her.


18. Run For The Roses – Dan Fogelberg

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Run For The Roses is a classic ballad from 1982 about a baby horse destined to grow up and race in the Kentucky Derby. Is there anything more adorable than a baby horse trying to race?

The song is an encouragement to the horse that it can grow up to be a successful racehorse.


19. Plastic Roses – Jessica Sanchez

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Plastic Roses is a beautiful song about how complicated love can be, and the majestic vocals of the artist just make it even better.

It’s about the protagonist being in what she feels is a loveless relationship with her boyfriend. She sings about how charming he is but then gives her plastic roses, leaving her confused.


20. Amaryllis – Shinedown

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Amaryllis is a great rock song that dives into the topic of death and rebirth. Specifically, it’s about the rebirth of the band, even though it contains small details of the singer’s girlfriend.


21. Rose Of My Heart – Johnny Cash

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Our last song on this list is by Johnny Cash. The “Rose Of My Heart” in this song symbolizes the woman that Johnny is singing about.

This song has a country feel and would appeal to anyone who likes love songs with beautiful lyrics. If you want to express to someone precisely how much they mean to you, this piece will not disappoint.


Last Words

Flowers are a beautiful gesture from the universe to help us show love and affection. This is your sign of giving a loved one some flowers to show them how much you love and appreciate them.

I hope most of the songs about flowers in the list will help you learn to appreciate all the literal and symbolic flowers in your life.


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