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Posted by Kerry Durban on September 16, 2019 | Last Updated: March 30, 2021 Uncategorized

How To Send Flowers To Loved Ones During Their Hospital Stay

When someone you care about is in the hospital, sending flowers is a great way to let them know they are in your thoughts and you wish them well. But, with so many different types of flowers to choose from, it’s sometimes overwhelming knowing where to begin. Plus, since you’re sending flowers to a hospital instead of someone’s home, there are several important factors you need to be aware of before choosing your flowers.

At Adrian Durban Florist, our floral experts are here to help you navigate the ins and outs of sending flowers to a friend or loved one who is in the hospital. Discover the best types of flowers to send, the ones to avoid, and tips for sending flowers to Cincinnati area hospitals. When you want to show you care, we can make it happen.

The Tradition of Sending Flowers

Sending flowers to convey an emotion, especially one of sentiment or deep affection, dates to the Victorian era in England when people rarely vocalized their emotions. They did, however, send flowers that conveyed special meanings, such as yellow lilies for cheerful thoughts and happiness or orange roses for passion and optimism. This tradition continues today, so when you send flowers to someone, you are also sending a symbolic message imbued within. To make sure you’re sending the right message and the right types of flowers to the hospital, follow our helpful guidelines below.

How to Choose the Best Flowers to Send

Of course, sending the recipient their favorite flowers is a good first choice, but you’ll want to make sure these flowers are not too fragrant or non-hypoallergenic. Though your recipient may not suffer from flower allergies, a number of other individuals (like doctors and nurses) who will be around the flowers who may be highly allergic. Therefore, it’s important to choose naturally hypoallergenic blooms, like mums, roses, or tulips, to avoid disturbing someone’s day with allergens.


Colorful Roses


Don’t know the recipient’s favorite flower? Then any arrangement of bright, colorful flowers will go a long way to elicit feelings of happiness and joy. If you want to send flowers that symbolize good health and long life, then some selections to include in your arrangement are; Daffodils, which symbolize new beginnings and eternal life, Peonies, which symbolizes a happy life and good health, and Heather, which symbolizes good luck and protection.




Our Bright Splash Bouquet is a classic, feel-good arrangement. It’s full of bright colors and good cheer! (actual words from client). With a bright, yellow Asiatic lily which symbolizes life and good luck, vibrant hot pink Matsumoto asters, and vibrant gerbera daisies, this is a display of flowers that will brighten anyone’s day.

Gerbera Daisy

Asiatic Lily

Bright Splash Bouquet

Tips to Keep in Mind When Sending Flowers

When it comes to sending flowers to someone in the hospital, remember that the room is likely small and cramped, so it’s best to go smaller rather than bigger with floral arrangements. Also, consider the type of container the flowers will be in as you’ll want to avoid breakable ones and opt for something more durable in case it gets knocked onto the floor.  Remember, fragrance-free flowers, like lilies, gerbera daisies, and chrysanthemums, are the best fit for a hospital room, and bright colors should be a top priority. Anything cheerful and happy will lift spirits and encourage quick healing for your loved one.

Finally, once you’ve chosen the best flower arrangement to send, call the medical center you want to send it to and make sure flower deliveries are allowed. Ask if they have a preferred day or time for deliveries and get the room number where the recipient is staying. Then, when speaking with your florist, provide the full name and room number of the recipient as well as the name of the hospital and address. Most florists have a list of medical centers they regularly deliver to and can assist you in making sure your beautiful flowers get delivered in a timely fashion to your friend or loved one in the hospital.

The Positive Effects of Sending Flowers

You may think it would be a lot easier to send a gift instead of flowers to someone in the hospital, which is fine, we have a wide selection of gifts available too. However, according to Rutgers University, it’s been proven that flowers elevate moods and lift spirits more than other gifts do for the same occasion.

No matter what flowers you choose to send, rest assured that your friend or loved one will be blessed to know how much you care during such a major moment in their life. Whether their hospital stay is short or long term, stressful or exciting, knowing that you’re thinking of them and sending them thoughtful wishes for a speedy recovery will always be well-received. Talk to the floral designers at Adrian Durban Florist for more specifics about how to send the best flowers to someone during their hospital stay. Trust the experts that have been delivering flowers to Cincinnati hospitals for years. We’re here to help you send sincere thoughts and well-wishes. We’ll be sure your chosen design is delivered promptly, professionally, and with a smile.

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.