Best-Selling Flowers of All Time

Top 10 Best-Selling Flowers

List of Flowers Popular All-Year Round

In this article, we talk about the different flowers that have ranked at the top of the list of best-selling blooms all throughout the year. From the United States to countries around the world, we have put together a compilation of top 10 flowers that have proved popular among florists and customers alike. From the classic roses for a candlelit dinner or yellow blooms to celebrate a great friendship or sympathy bouquets for a friend in grief, the flowers on this list work well in various arrangements for every occasion there is.

With this list, we hope to be able to give a helping hand to both flower enthusiasts and florists alike – after all, it’s always handy to know which flowers are always available and what season they blossom the most beautiful in. For flower shop owners, this gives them concrete information and guidelines for what flowers to keep stocked throughout the year since they have proved popular among customers. As for their clients, it helps them to know what flowers are go-to’s for quick orders especially for last-minute invites to celebrations they can’t go empty-handed to. We give you a short compilation of flowers most popular among customer orders and florists’ choices for floral designs and arrangements.

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Top 10 Best-Selling Flowers

Flowers have proven to be a universal language for people to express their feelings and send cleverly arranged messages for their loved ones. Gathering information from flower shops across the country and expert opinions from florists around the world, we have put together a list of the best-selling flowers that work great for almost any arrangement. Here is a list of the Top 10 most popular flowers around the globe.


With the rise in popularity of cheesy romantic comedies in America, roses have gained quite the bump in sales from the hundreds of romantic gifts for first dates, anniversaries, and other intimate dinners. Matched with a teddy bear, a bottle of their favorite perfume, or a box of tasty chocolates, a bunch of long-stemmed red roses are a sure way to sweep her off her feet.

Gerbera Daisy

Coming in a close second to the ever-popular roses, the Gerbera daisy is an absolute stunner with its vibrant, gorgeous blooms. Whether a house plant or a present to your special someone, this sun-loving flower is a great choice to brighten up your garden and gifts alike.


Perfect for first dates with that long time crush or reunions with old friends after years of not meeting, lilies come third in the list of top-selling flowers all year round. These fragrant, elegant blooms let them know that you are happy and content with your situation and relationship with them, whether romantic or platonic. Make a lasting impression with a beautiful bunch of lilies!


Once considered a rarity in the Dutch Golden Age, tulips remain one of the most popular flowers in terms of sales and compatibility in floral arrangements. Coming in several colors, tulips make the perfect addition to wonderful gifts suited for birthdays, dates, housewarming gifts, and even get well soon baskets.


Known for their fragrant blooms used in fragrances and perfumes, orchids are especially popular for bouquets and floral arrangements with its wide range of options in colors and subspecies. Across human history, orchids have represented love, strength and power, status of royalty, good fortune, respect and admiration. Want to let someone know how much you respect and admire their strength? A bunch of white and purple orchids will do the trick!


While they are indeed a famous choice among hopeless romantics and infatuated new couples, carnations are also great choices for expressing feelings of sympathy and comfort for a loved one in despair, as well as apology gifts. With these beautiful, wonderfully smelling blooms, you’ll definitely up the charm and put a smile on their face with your gift.


Getting its name from the Greek goddess Iris, the messenger of Olympus, this flower is now the symbol of communication and messages. As such, the many colors it comes in convey a wide range of sentiments from wisdom and admiration (purple), passion (yellow), faith and hope (blue), or purity (white), among others. Because they come in a wide assortment of colors and varieties, irises have become one of the most popular choices for made-to-order arrangements and pre-made floral gifts.

Flowers Popular All Year Round - Iris
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Popular for their naturally bright and sunny aura, sunflowers are literally named for their sun-like appearance and innate tendency to always look towards the sun. Like irises, sunflowers have its roots in Greek mythology, the story of Apollo and Clytie, also serving as an explanation for the flowers’ perpetual sun-facing posture. Today, they are known as quick gifts as a pick-me-up for a friend feeling down, and expressing fondness towards good friends.


Like the orchids, these elegant flowers are popular ingredients for oils and perfumes, and make fantastic gifts for budding romances and congratulatory presents. Representing innocence and happiness, the lighter shades of lilacs are often put in floral gifts for proud new parents, while the darker tones are commonly used in bouquets meant to express sympathy and regret.

Flowers Popular All Year Round - Lilac
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While the beautiful blooms are more popularly used to beautify garden shrubs and greeneries, hydrangeas make a refreshingly wonderful gift for your loved ones. Because of its wide variety of meanings, from heartfelt love and passion (pink) to regret and rejection (blue) to wealth and abundance (purple) to bragging and boasting one’s achievements (white), however, make sure to pair your hydrangeas with another flower or two to make sure you send the right message.

Flowers Popular All Year Round - Hydrangeas
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