Most Popular Flowers to Buy Online

June 3, 2014 / Blooms Today

There is nothing quite like receiving a fresh bouquet of beautiful flowers. The sentiment behind such a meaningful gift has the power to capture a mood and encapsulate it for days. It is no wonder why one of the most popular components of a special occasion or holiday is the presence of flowers. What is it about a flower that makes it so enjoyable for both the sender and the receiver? Why are some flowers chosen more frequently than others?



There are various characteristics that can help determine what makes up the “perfect” bouquet for a friend or loved one. Sometimes the meaning behind the flowers within a bouquet are the most important feature, or perhaps it is all about the price.  Perhaps an arrangement is created to match a color scheme or party theme. Whether you are looking for same-day flower delivery or planning on a surprise down the road, there are some common blooms that are almost always available. In this blog, Blooms Today lists 5 popular flowers to buy and deliver based on most desirable characteristics, such as meaning, color, scent, price and life-span.


rose-591087_640Roses are one of the most popular flowers because not only are they quite beautiful and emit a very pleasing scent, with the right amount of love and care they can last for a while. Roses come in different colors including, red, pink, yellow, white, or orange. Each color is associated with a different meaning, chosen carefully to express certain messages. These highly regarded flowers are often given in bunches or as beautiful additions to a mixed bouquet.


Lilies have a very strong fragrance and come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. These flowers are a favorite for those who like having an assortment to choose from and are appropriate for several occasions.  From Peace Lilies for sympathy and Peruvian lilies for birthdays and friendship to Stargazers for weddings and holidays, one can usually rely on this flower to send the right message.





Like Roses and Lilies, Tulips come in several different colors. Each color carries it’s own significance; red for perfect love, purple for royalty, white for forgiveness, and yellow for joy. The cup-like shape of a Tulip is very recognizable and often favored for it’s soft texture and delicate nature. With the proper care, cut tulips will give you up to 10 days of enjoyment.



carnation-423278_640Carnations bloom in a wide range of colors, including solid colors of white, red, yellow, lavender and pink, and can also be dyed to provide other color choices. These flowers are often placed in bouquets to add great-looking pops of color. Because they are more affordable than other flowers, they often make a great replacement bud in mixed arrangements.



Gerbera-DaisiesThere are so many different kinds of Daisies, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees, almost anyone should be able to find these flowers to their taste within the huge daisy family. Daisies also vary in durability, some are hardy while others are more delicate. Well known Daises include Chrysanthemum, Gerbera, Gerber Daisy, and Calendula. They are striking to look at and add amazing color to any bouquet. A daisy symbolizes innocence, purity, and new beginnings. A perfect gift for Spring occasions or to congratulate someone on a new baby.



Photo Credit:

Photographer Gaby Stein offered the photograph of Rose under a Creative Commons License on Pixabay.

Photographer skeeze offered the photograph of Hybrid Tea Rose under a Creative Commons License on Pixabay.

Photographer Christina Hartmann offered the photograph of Tulips under a Creative Commons License on Pixabay.

Photographer Bego Eguia offered the photograph of Tulips under a Creative Commons License on Pixabay.

Photographer fabistraioto offered the photograph of Daisy under a Creative Commons License on Pixabay

Photographer Werner Weisser offered the photograph of Bouquet under a Creative Commons License on Pixabay.

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