The Most Popular Flowers
Spring Hill Nurseries has surveyed consumers in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to find out which flowers are the most popular. While the list of most popular flowers varies from state to state, some regions seem to have similar tastes. For example, in the middle of the country, hydrangeas are the most popular flower, while daffodils are the most popular flower on the east coast. No matter what type of flower you’d like to give to a special someone, there is sure to be something that will make the recipient feel loved.
One of the most popular flowers, carnations are closely related to Sweet William. Their specific epithet, caryophyllus, derives from Greek karya, the word for walnut, and phyllon, meaning leaf. Normally appearing in single stems, carnations can be found in a wide range of colors. Each color carries a different meaning, making them one of the most popular flowers.
Gerberas are easy to grow in pots or in the ground. They prefer a slightly acidic soil with good drainage. Avoid planting them in heavy clay soil, and space them about 12 to 15 inches apart. Gerberas prefer good air circulation and should not be grown in very humid climates. During the growing season, they require plenty of light but do not like too much heat. Morning sun and afternoon shade are best for gerberas. If you have a dark-colored container, avoid planting your gerberas near brick walls or hot surfaces.
Orchids are among the most …