Sending flowers to a friend or loved one in the hospital is thoughtful and encouraging. Flowers can bring a smile to a person’s face, happy colors to the hospital room, and well wishes for a speedy recovery. But before you send flowers, make sure you’ve reviewed our guide to sending flowers to hospitals!
Zeidler’s Flowers wants to help you choose and send the perfect blooms to any medical center in a timely fashion. Read on for advice on which flowers are the best to send, what they mean for your patient, and how to handle strict hospital policies about live foliage and deliveries.
Tips for Sending Get-Well Flowers to the Hospital
While it’s a great idea to send flowers to cheer someone up, it’s also important to understand a few things before sending flowers to the hospital. Take a look at these tips as you choose your next get-well bouquet.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance will still be around when your patient is discharged, plus your loved ones will also be able to focus their time and energy on healing as they enjoy their flowers.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Make sure you don’t irritate your patient, hospital staff, and medical personnel with overly perfumed flowers. Opt for hypoallergenic blooms instead to help keep allergens at day.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. Cheerful, colorful blooms will dress up any drab hospital room, making it a more pleasant environment for recovery. They will also be likely to boost your recipient’s spirits, encouraging them on to wellness. We can’t think of anything more cheerful than the yellow asters, roses, sunflowers, and Viking mums in our Golden Harvest Bouquet.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. Fragile, glass vases are beautiful but they can often be a hazard in a busy hospital room. Instead, choose plastic, wood, or basket containers that can handle being moved or bumped around.
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. Instead of overwhelming a tight, cramped hospital room with a larger arrangement, opt for a compact design that will not interfere with medical equipment or the doctors and nurses.
A Guide to Meanings Behind Get-Well Flowers
Flowers have long been associated with significant symbols and meanings, depending on which variety and color you choose. Your get-well flowers can send very particular messages. Here’s a list of some popular get-well flowers and the messages they symbolize. Many of these varieties are found in our Sunny Spirits and Sunshowers Bouquets.
- Lilies: Bright, colorful trumpet-shaped blooms fill a bouquet with cheerful color. For centuries these blooms have symbolized life and good fortune.
- Carnations: Fresh, ruffly blossoms in every color, these sweet flowers symbolize faith and hope.
- Sunflowers: The gorgeous sunny faces of these happy flowers have often been used to symbolize good fortune and optimism.
- Daisies: These bright, happy blooms are a great pick-me-up since they represent all things cheerful and positive.
- Roses: Classic and beautiful, roses have represented many sentiments, including faith in the future and good luck.
- Alstroemeria: Tropical and bright, these fresh blooms are the perfect symbol for withstanding all of life’s trials.
Once you’ve chosen the perfect floral design with the meaning you hope to convey, be sure to check with the hospital about their delivery policies and see if there’s a preferred delivery time. Make sure the floor where your patient is staying can receive flowers.
Remember to tell your florist the full name and address of the medical center and your patient’s full name and room number when you order your flowers. Zeidler’s Flowers will gladly take it from there. We want to make sure the fresh, beautiful blooms we create for you to arrive on time and efficiently. Let us know how else we can help you send the best get-well flowers with the perfect meaning to your loved ones when they are staying 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.