Just as the carnations are regarded as the symbolic and traditional flower of Mother's Day, the very beautiful and king of all flowers Rose was selected as the official flower for Father's Day.
It is said that Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, the founder of Father's Day Festival, gave the idea of choosing Rose as the traditional flower of Father's Day.
In several countries, people follow the custom of wearing rose on Father's Day to express gratitude for their dads. According to the tradition, if a person wears red rose, it indicates that his father is alive while white rose has come to symbolize that that he is deceased.
Rose is regarded as most beautiful of all flowers. The plant rose comes from a shrub of the genus Rosa. Popular color of Rose is red but roses of other colors like yellow, pink, white and peach can be found. Shaded roses are also quite popular these days. The Old English form rose came from Latin rosa, which may have been an adoption of the Greek word rhodon, "rose."
Lily is also regarded as the traditional flower for Father's Day because J.H. Berringer, who also held Father's Day celebrations in Washington State as early as 1912, chose a white lilac as the Father's Day Flower.
There exists a strong tradition to express love and gratitude for father with a bouquet of flowers. Though rose is the preferred choice for the occasion bouquets of several other flowers are also given as a Father's Day gift. To cash in on the demand florists prepare fascinating bouquets and sell them at a premium.