Sending flowers to someone in the hospital is a beautiful way to show that you care and to encourage them on to a speedy recovery. Flowers are an uplifting surprise and are actually proven to increase smiles and happiness for longer lengths of time. But with so many flowers to choose from, how do you know where to start?
The floral designers at Bosland’s Flower Shop are here to help guide you as you make your decision. We’ll show you which types of flowers to choose, give you tips on what to send and avoid sending to hospitals, and leave you with a few reminders before having something delivered. Take a look at our guide for sending get-well flowers to the hospital.
Choose Get-Well Flowers For Hospital Settings
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. Bright, cheerful flowers like sunflowers are the name of the game when sending get-well flowers. Make sure they’re colorful and happy to encourage a speedy recovery.
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. While big, showy arrangements are a lot of fun, they also take up a great deal of space. Hospital rooms are cramped, busy places so stick to smaller, compact designs that won’t be in the way.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Flowers that will last for a while are an excellent choice because your recipient can bring them home after their hospital stay. Low-maintenance varieties will be a welcomed treat while they recover.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Allergies are no fun, so send hypoallergenic or non-odorous flowers like hydrangea or orchids to keep allergens at bay. Any allergy-prone staff or hospital personnel that may be in your recipient’s hospital room will thank you.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. In a busy hospital room, it would be easy for flowers to get bumped, moved or even dropped. Sending flowers in a sturdy container will ensure they’re protected in case something like this happens.
Choose Get-Well Flowers That Are Meaningful
For centuries flowers have held particular meanings. People across cultures have sent specific flowers to tell specific messages. Here are some popular get-well flowers and the meanings they convey. Mix them up, like in our Delightful Bouquet, for multiple meanings and thoughts.
- Carnations: These happy, frilly blooms can be found in a variety of colors and often stand for love and devotion.
- Hyacinth: These stalk-like blooms can bring tidings of prayers and positive thoughts for loved ones.
- Lilies: Bright, trumpet-shaped blooms announce hope for a good life and good fortune.
- Daisies: These happy, circular blooms are a great way to express thoughts of new beginnings and a fresh start.
- Pansies: Send loving thoughts with these simple blooms that cheer any room.
- Tulips: Cheerful thoughts, sunshine, and hope are symbolized in the tulip’s smooth, egg-shaped blooms.
Once you’ve chosen the flowers you’d like to send, as well as the meaning they convey, be sure to contact the medical facility to determine preferred delivery times. Make sure you give your florist the hospital’s full name and address, as well as your patient’s full name and room number when you order your flowers. The floral designers at Bosland’s Flower Shop will take it from there! Our professionals will design the perfect arrangement and deliver it to your recipient in a timely, efficient manner. Let us help you cheer and encourage your loved ones when they’re in the hospital.
For sample Get Well messages to include with your flowers, or tips on how to write the perfect Get Well message, visit our Card Messaging page.