Chicago Flower Market Blooms

Chicago in the top 10 best cities for local flowers

CHICAGO — While some cities have a bunch of local flower options, others have slim pickings.

To find the best flowers in America, Lawn Love ranked the best cities for local flowers in 2022. They compared nearly 200 cities based on flower access and delivery, supplier quality, and location. local demand.

Chicago ranked 8th as a blooming flower city for local flowers, and 2n/a for a city with the most delivery services.

Flower towns in bloom
Rank City
1 Santa Rosa, California
2 Los Angeles, CA
3 Orange, California
4 Santa Ana, California
5 San Diego, California
6 Honolulu, Hawaii
7 San Francisco, California
8 Chicago, IL
9 New York, NY
ten Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Budding flower towns
Rank City
187 Toledo, Ohio
188 Paterson, New Jersey
189 Killeen, TX
190 Great Prairie, Texas
191 Newark, New Jersey
192 Fayetteville, North Carolina
193 Port St. Lucie, Florida
194 Pembroke Pines, Florida
195 Garland, TX
196 Peoria, AZ

Now that spring has fully blossomed, stop and smell the roses. Or tiptoe through the tulips. Or buy some local fresh-cut flowers for mom this Mother’s Day.

As part of the study, researchers asked a panel of industry experts questions such as “How can consumers be sure they are buying the freshest flowers from their local florist?”.

“Ask the florist when the flowers have arrived,” says Melinda Knuth, an assistant professor at NC State University. “A well-managed flower will last 10 to 14 days in the consumer. Make sure your florist has tidy coolers, the water in the floral vase is clean, and you know how to properly use the “flower food” that comes with the flowers. It’s a food solution that will help them last as long as possible.

You can see how each city fared in the study results.

Terisa K. Carn