Popular flowers in the UK

Every country is different when it comes to food, fashion and culture. There are trends that take the world by storm as well as those that are specific to different countries. This is true when it comes to fresh blooms too. Here are some of the most popular flowers in the UK.


Roses are one of the most popular blooms in the world which is why it should come as no surprise that it is one of the most popular flowers in the United Kingdom. There are plenty of types of roses and colours from which to choose. Some are excellent for vase arrangements while others are great for gardens or as potted plants. It’s also worth noting that the Tudor Rose, also known as the English Rose, is the national emblem for England.


These popular flowers are loved for their amazing sweet smell. They are available in white, red, pink and yellow. There are several varieties available and they are excellent as mass flowers. They can be paired with various blooms but they look especially lovely with roses.


Lilies offer exotic beauty and many of them have a strong, sweet scent. Oriental lilies are particularly popular flowers and can be arranged on their own or paired with other blooms. These flowers are available in several colours, shapes and sizes.

Gerbera Daisies

If you like the look of daisies but you want a larger variety, gerberas are the way to go! They are large, flat and bright in colour. Whether you choose red, yellow or orange gerbera daisies, you can be sure that they will brighten any room. They are perfect for sending warm wishes and for autumn bouquets.


Like gerbera daisies, sunflowers are also flat and bright in colour. They are even larger and they have impressive long stems. These popular flowers are often displayed on their own in a tall vase. It is best to use an uneven number of stems to create a balanced and well-rounded arrangement.


Tulips are unique in their appearance and they are available in a multitude of colours too. The flower heads are known to become a bit heavy but can be supported with the help of floral wire. They are widely cultivated in Holland and imported in large numbers in the UK since they are such popular flowers for all occasions.


When it comes to elegance and refined beauty, you can’t go wrong with orchids. These blooms are available in various colours and there are several types from which to choose. Some are easier to grow than others. Either way, they are popular flowers but even more popular as potted plants.

These are just some of the top selling and most popular flowers available in the UK. When choosing a flower gift for a friend or loved one, make sure that you keep these top choices in mind.