With spring in full bloom, you may be deciding on flowers to send, plant, decorate with. Searching for the perfect flowers can be a bit daunting when there’s so many you can choose from. To minimize the seemingly endless options here’s a list of the top ten most popular flowers around!
The mention of this flower may be no surprise. Originally from Persia, they are the leading floral gifting selection all around the world for many special occasions.Conveniently available all throughout the year, roses have been established for centuries as the emblem of love and beauty. Classified in various colors, some Roses give out lavish scents, but you can find some unscented as well. With beautiful petals that overlap, it is no shock as to why they are the leading choice for special occasions.
Also a native to Persia, tulips are accepted and loved by many for their beautiful simple yet elegant style. At one point, tulips were even worth more than gold! Generally Tulips signify either fame or perfect love. However each color actually serves its own meaning. They open the paths for choices through its flexible colors and versatility, especially around Mother’s Day, they become the perfect gift.
With a family of over 20,000 species, orchids also come in various colors and forms. The most popular orchids used in arrangements are cymbidium, dendrobium, and Phalaenopsis orchids. These graceful yet gentle beauties are found all over to the point where there is not a specific certainty of it being connected to one origin. In China, orchids were valued for their scent and utilized for medicinal purposes in the ancient times. Maybe you can decorate your home with a potted version while you sip some medicinal orchid tea!
These joyful flowers are as bright as the sun! Sunflowers are commonly known as “happy” flowers, so if someone is in need of some sunshine this flower is the way to go. They become particularly popular in the summer and fall months. While they are used to decorate with, sunflowers are also often used for their edible seeds, to make cooking oil, and skin emollients. With they’re sunny disposition and many uses, it’s no wonder why these beauties are popular.
Getting its name form an Old English saying meaning, “Days Eyes”, these cheerful blossoms can be found all over the planet with the exception of Antarctica. Out of all the flowers on this list, Daisies are probably the most widely known flower. These innocent looking flowers become most popular in the spring and fall months.
Known for their extravagant fragrance and petals, lilies tend to pop up around springtime but are in demand year round. With the various colors and styles they come, they work wonderfully for weddings, serving as centerpieces and bouquets. Lilies aren’t just known for their refined beauty. Depending on the lily, their oils can be used to heal dry or cracked skin. Talk about beautiful and helpful!
These versatile flowers are probably the most affordable on our list. Carnations can be used in all kinds of arrangements. Whether a simple arrangement for a friend or an elegant design for a wedding, these colorful flowers are perfect. Not only that, but they often outlive both roses and lilies. If you’re looking for diverse and flexible flower with long lasting freshness, Carnations are the way to go.
Hailing from tropical and sub-tropical areas around the world, these fragrant flowers are perfect for Florida. The humidity is just what they need to last long and still retain their beauty. Typically grown in the summer time, Gardenias pop up from about May to July. Be advised though, if you react strongly to fragrant flowers, this beauty may be one you want to stay away from.
When talking about popular flowers, you can’t overlook the hydrangea. These gentle flowers have increasingly grown in popularity, especially with the rise of the wedding market. Hydrangeas and weddings go hand in hand these days. They become most popular during the late spring and summer months. If you’re looking for them, they grow in colder climates in bundles and bloom in shades of white, purple, blue, and light green.
Along with Hydrangeas, peonies have also seen a boom with the wedding market. While somewhat costly, they give off the effect of both elegance and nonchalance which makes them the perfect flower for weddings. They come in lovely shades of pink and are about the size and shape of a golf ball before they bloom. Here’s a fun fact about peonies, after planting a peony bush, it can last up to 100 years with little maintenance involved.
Liven up your life with one of these top ten most popular flowers!
Written and Edited by: Valeria Alva & Sedley Mezadieu