There are hundreds of thousands of different types of flowers, so there’s no shortage of options if you’re looking for beautiful flowers to plant in your garden or beautiful flower arrangements to send to someone special. A classic favorite, flowers make excellent gifts for occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, as well as for expressing your get well wishes or condolences.
At Edible Arrangements®, you can choose from a variety of beautiful flower bouquets for any occasion. Paired with mouth-watering treats like chocolate dipped fruits, gourmet nuts, or an assortment of gourmet cupcakes, chocolate brownies, and mini cheesecakes, a gift bundle from Edible Arrangements® is a complete gift that your recipient is sure to appreciate. Featuring a variety of fresh-cut premium blooms in stunning white, bold pink, delicate blue and lavender, cheery yellow, and more, our breathtaking flower bouquets will make any occasion more memorable for any flower lover.
To learn about what types of beautiful flowers people love most, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say about what they think are the most beautiful flowers.
Emily Appelbaum is a contributing writer at Family Destinations Guide. She loves to explore beach resorts and ski destinations together with her 12-year-old son.
“Coneflower is one of my favorite flowering plants in my garden. This flower doesn’t just attract butterflies, but it’s also a favorite among the birds and bees. Although this plant grows best in well-drained soil, it’s a kind of flower that can grow in any kind of soil. Very carefree, don’t you think? It needs constant sunlight but can also hold up to heat, humidity, and even drought. It’s a very unique and beautiful flower you can enjoy watching.
Verbana is what I call my summer flowering plant. This flower grows best in well-drained soil with full sunlight. This is the reason why they can produce full heads of small, beautiful blooms of purple, pink, red, cream, and white. What I have in my garden are colors red and cream, and I’m loving it. It also has this sweet scent that surely attracts butterflies and bees. It’s a very lovely flower perfect for every home.”
Noah James is a full-time expert landscaping business owner who lives just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia with his dog Bailey and has been in the landscaping industry for 20+ years.
“The bleeding heart flower turns the head of almost everyone who sees it because of the stunning heart shape that its name is derived from. It is often found with hues of pink and white, as well as different shades of yellow and red.
There is no mistaking the bird-like shape of the gorgeous and exotic bird of paradise flower. Its shape alone symbolizes a tropical paradise. Each flower has orange and blue sepals.
Known to represent love and affection, the rose almost always makes the list of the top blooms around the world. Not only do they look stunning, but they also have a beautiful scent that lures a person closer to them. They can be found in shades of red, white, pink, and orange.”
Victoria Cornell is the founder of Motherhood Life Balance. She’s been recently featured on MSN and works with many brands on a consistent basis. She helps mothers find balance in motherhood through mindset, positivity, and productivity.
“My favorite flower is the peony. Its bloom doesn’t last long, but when they are in full bloom they are beautiful. Sometimes it’s the small moments that hold the most value. For example, when a peony blooms you know to embrace its beauty because it’s special.”
Jeremy Yamaguchi is the CEO of Lawn Love, a company that’s bringing high-tech solutions to the lawn care industry.
“One of my favorite flowers is the bird of paradise. They spark the imagination and really do look like a small, tropical bird. They come in such vibrant colors and have a lovely scent. And despite their appearance, they’re actually fairly easy to grow. They don’t handle cold well, so they have to be planted north of zone 10. Partial sun is good for them, but they can also handle full sun and just need to be watered when the surface of the soil dries out.”
Sally Gibson is the Founder and owner of Someone Sent you a Greeting.
“I think the most beautiful flowers are snowdrops. They’re the symbol for hope and beauty, which is a lovely sentiment to begin with, but they are some of the most delicate and stunning flowers you will find. Understated and simple yet unmissable, they bring such a charm to any garden and are the perfect way to signal the beginning of spring. I absolutely adore seeing them for the short time they’re in bloom, and they never fail to bring a smile to my heart and infuse those colder days with a touch of warmth.”
Paige Arnof-Fenn is the founder & CEO of global marketing and branding firm Mavens & Moguls. Her clients include Microsoft, Virgin, The New York Times Company, Colgate, and venture-backed startups as well as non profit organizations. She graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Business School. Paige serves on several boards and is a popular speaker and columnist who has written for Entrepreneur and Forbes.
“There are three flowers that always brighten my day and make me happy: sunflowers, birds of paradise, and hydrangea. Sunflowers remind me of summer (my favorite season) and Provence (where we honeymooned), so I cannot help but smile when I see them. Birds of paradise are native to South Africa and resemble the beautiful animals they are named for. Hydrangeas come in gorgeous bursts of color that always look great in a yard, vase or on a table.”
Bea is the Content Marketing Specialist at ShipMonk, a 3PL headquartered in sunny South Florida.
“There’s a reason why roses are so timeless, and it’s because they’re absolutely breathtaking.
I also love how they come in a variety of colors, which allows us to elegantly express our intent to friends, family, and loved ones. Other standout flowers to me include carnations and gardenias, which seem almost too pretty to be real.”
Jessica Clark is a 35-year-old mother and wife from Nebraska. She is the founder and gluten-free eating expert at Gluten Free Supper.
“I think tiger lilies and orchids are absolutely beautiful. Tiger lilies because they come in multiple colors, open up beautifully, and have really cool spots to give it a unique textured appearance. Orchids because they just look very fancy and are super elegant and look great coupled with any other décor. Both of these flowers also smell heavenly!”
Jabez Reuben is the Owner of The Blueprints.
“The flower that I find the most beautiful is the bird of paradise. It is an exotic bloom of South Africa. The flower gets its name from its unique shape that looks like that of a bird of paradise. On blooming, each flower has three upright, orange-colored sepals and three horizontal, blue inner sepals. The plant also has long, green leaves. These flowers grow well outside and require sunshine to bloom to the fullest.”
Haeley Giambalvo is a Texas Master Naturalist and native plant enthusiast based in San Antonio, TX. She has spent the last year transforming her yard with native plants to become a pollinator and wildlife haven. At NativeBackyards.com, she inspires her readers to help the Earth from their own yards by gardening with a purpose.
“Milkweeds are some of the most beautiful flowers around. It is a shame that they have ‘weed’ in their name! There are over 70 varieties native to the United States, and they are known for their clusters of unique flowers, from bright orange to bright purple. In addition to being beautiful to look at, they also serve as the only host plant for the Monarch butterfly. Without milkweed, there would be no Monarchs!”
Christina Wright is the Co-Founder and HR executive at The Leaf Nation.
“My pick for the most beautiful flower is the bleeding heart. As the name suggests, these flowers are in a shape of a bleeding heart. I can vouch for the fact that whoever has seen it would have been startled at its peculiarity. These flowers grow well in a moist and cool climate and can be found in various shades of red, pink, yellow, and white colors. Since it is a rare bloom, you can find it only at selected flower delivery services.”
Monica is a professional men’s and women’s hairstylist and a success coach. After working in more than 15 different hair salons across the U.S., she settled in Texas and started the MyStraightener blog where she shares everything she knows about hair. Her blog was featured in NBC News, Healthline, Huffpost, and other authoritative nationwide websites.
“I love false shamrock! A friend once brought me this plant for Halloween, so it’s now my Halloween symbol. Can you quickly come up with a blooming houseplant that’s more suitable for this role? How do I associate it with this holiday? Well, to me its leaves look like a fantasy witch’s cloak with dark purple inserts. The foliage also reminds me of butterflies but with 3 wings instead of 2! As for the flowers, they contrast with the foliage very much, which makes the plant look even more special when it blooms. The clusters of tender 5-petal flowers appear in spring and usually last up to mid-September. The great news is that it’s a perfect plat for lazy indoor gardeners as it requires watering only once in a couple of weeks and bright indirect light right from the window.”
Cindy Corpis is the CEO of SearchPeopleFree.net, a people lookup site. SearchPeopleFree.net is engaged in software development based in the U.S.
“Dahlias have always held a particular place in the hearts of flower enthusiasts. The reason for this is that it comes in a wide range of sizes and colors. Dahlias come in 42 different varieties over the world. This lovely flower grows in small and large sizes, with diameters ranging from 2 inches to 20 inches. Dahlias come in a wide range of colors, with the exception of blue. Dahlia is a Mexican flower. However, it is now heavily cultivated. Between mid-summer and the first frost, the breathtakingly vivid blooms blossom.”
Nadia is a freelance graphic designer, founder of WhichDiapersaretheBest.com, and a mom of two. She loves healthy living, all things eco-conscious, and finding activities that’ll wear the kids out in time for bed!
“I think that peonies are the most beautiful flowers. They’re vibrant, yet delicate, and they smell wonderful.
When my husband and I were renting, I planted peonies in my front yard. It completely transformed the look of the house and added lots of curb appeal. I hope that the next tenants enjoyed coming home to them every day as I did.”
Emma Sophie is a Gardener and runs a blog about gardening, Evergreen Seeds.
“In my opinion, roses and hydrangeas are the most beautiful flowers in the world.
Roses: Known as the ‘Queen of the garden,’ the rose is the most beautiful flower in the world. They are universally used for decoration in events such as weddings and used in making perfume scents. The popularity of roses means that they are used in different shapes and sizes and can be suitable for both party-sized and small bouquets.
Hydrangea: The Hydrangea flower has its origins in South Asia and is also one of the most popular flowers worldwide. Commonly used for decoration, you will find it being used for creating bouquets of different kinds. This is because of its unique appearance and natural aesthetic texture. While they are beautiful to look at, keep pets and away from the flower as they are known to be mildly poisonous. In Asia, hydrangea is used as an expression of love where giving pink flowers to someone means that they are the beat of your heart.”
Dace Lace is the Editor & Co-founder of PetFoodSite.com.
“Nature is a big part of my upbringing. I learned most of the flower names and their uses for well-being from my mother and grandmother. I could not name which is the most beautiful flower, but there is something about walking next to a field with yellow, red, blue and green plants and flowers.
If I ever need a break or some problem is looming in my daily life, the best medicine for me is to go to nature, walking slowly seeing all the beauty, closing my eyes, and smelling the lightly sweet aromas it brings. It helps clear my mind, and sometimes even the most depressing thoughts look a bit brighter after I return home from my walk.
You can bring this feeling home, too, by picking the flowers you like.
The power of simplicity in wildflowers is a reminder of the small pleasures we can be grateful for in our lives.”
Chris is a proud partner of The Charming Bench Company. They specialize in top-quality porch swing beds, benches, and outdoor furniture created by the finest manufacturers and artisans in the industry.
“We love a well-crafted flower box brimming with petunias. There’s nothing more satisfying than arriving home from a long day at work and being greeted by these pretty plants cascading from their pots. Happy, friendly flowers in a plethora of colors and shades, they can add uplifting positivity to decks, balconies, and patios.”
Pearl Haskins is the managing editor and the brains behind OwnthePool.com.
“We all have favorite flowers, and I only have a few to share.
The rose will always be the first to come to mind; this flower can be found almost anywhere, especially during weddings and other special occasions. Roses are without a doubt one of the most gorgeous flowers on the planet. These flowers, which are associated with love, purity, and affection, have an attractive appearance as well as a fragrant scent that entices everyone. Roses come in a variety of colors including red, yellow, pink, white, and orange. Roses in the colors of black and pure blue don’t exist. It is also known as the queen of the garden since it is regarded as the most beautiful flower on the planet.
The bright yellow sunflower is next on my list; because of its hue, this flower may readily lift anyone’s spirits. Their defining feature is the color itself, which makes them quite noticeable.
The tulip, which has almost perfect symmetry, is the last flower on my list. These flowers are also associated with joy, love, and the approach of spring, and they come in a wide range of colors.”
Faleena Hopkins is a romance novelist with over a million books sold worldwide and a Kindle Unlimited All-Star author for 15 months straight.
“The flowers that always spark my imagination are calla lilies. Their elegance and simplicity, as well as the sharp contrast of vibrant green beside pure white, elevate any room in any home. Whenever I have them in a vase, friends always stop and touch them, remarking on their beauty and quietly adding the thought, ‘I should get some of these.’ Yes, they should.”
Rebecca has been working in digital marketing for the last 9 years. Recently she started her company Rebi Simple Living to help women simplify their lives.
“For me, the most beautiful flowers are wildflowers. I just love how colorful they are and the fact they are not intentionally planted!
They are available any time of the year in my hometown, and I always buy them if I see someone selling them at the market.”
Erin LaCkore is the Founder of LaCkore Couture.
“I can never pick between cherry blossoms hanging on branches in Japan and dahlia blooming across the fields in Mexico.
The fresh pinkish-white cherry blossoms that hang from the trees and sprinkle down to the ground with a gust of wind make one of the most romantic and peaceful routes to walk on. They are quite significant in Japanese culture and are known to mark beginnings and the beauty of life.
The beautiful, symmetric dahlias are outstandingly gorgeous in the fields. They are so perfect, one cannot stop staring. Dahlias are found in over 42 different species including different colors and sizes.”
Nicole is the mastermind behind the content at Aquarium Store Depot. She’s in charge of ensuring that everything is up to date, fun to read, and looks pretty.
“I have always loved white flowers. They remind me of tranquility and peace, the two things I desire in this turbulent world. My ultimate pick as the most beautiful flower is plumeria rubra, also known as frangipani. I just can’t entirely put my finger on the fragrance, but I know it’s not your typical one. It’s safe to say that this scent falls somewhere between being aromatic and too intense – maybe even a little bit of both?
The plumeria flower is a stunning tropical plant that’s easy to care for. It is known to help reduce insomnia symptoms by soothing your nerves so that sleep comes easier.”
Born and raised in NYC, ArtSugar founder Alix spent nearly a decade working in the Fine Art industry before launching her company. With a BFA from Cornell and an MA from Christie’s Education, Alix combined her love of drawing and art history with her dedication to giving back, and ArtSugar was born in 2017.
“There’s no denying the arrival of spring when the flowers bloom in New York City. That’s when the city is absolutely bursting with color. The flowers I find most beautiful are purple hyacinths because they resemble clusters of little stars. And throughout spring, I keep a small bouquet of them in a vase on my desk. Though tiny, these fragrant flowers fill my apartment with their light floral scent that becomes almost intoxicating, which is why it’s best to buy only a small bouquet of hyacinths.”
Ewen Finser is CEO of The Digital Merchant, the best website for finding strategies and tools for online business.
“Poinsettias are the most beautiful flowers in the world. This flower might seem ordinary since we can find it everywhere, especially during the Christmas season. Aesthetic-wise, it’s easy to recognize due to its bright red color that pops in any place. However, what I find amusing and unique about this flower is that you have to look closely to see that there’s more than meets the eye. The bracts that look like petals are part of its leaves. The tiny yellowish-green areas in the middle are the actual flowers. You won’t be able to distinguish it unless you look attentively.
For me, the poinsettia is a metaphorical symbolism of a human. You see a plain and ordinary person outside. But you’ll be able to discover the real beauty when you take a closer look at them. Flowers always transcend beauty, and so do humans if you just look at them closely.”
Michelle Bareid is the Founder of Hair Extensions Advisor.
“My number one favorite flower is the sunflower. I love the bright, eye-catching yellow petals that are surrounded by a jet-black center. The black and yellow combination is nothing but adorable yet striking at the same time. It is a clear reminder that summer is here, and I just can’t help but smile every time I see one.
On the other hand, I am also a big fan of black dahlias. They are majestic and mysterious, with a combination of chocolatey or auburn-colored petals perfectly aligned around a yellow center. The allure of the black dahlia is undeniable and is my ideal choice for the winter season.
Lastly, I love hibiscus flowers. The colors are charming and bright. Whether it’s white, pink, red, orange, or a combination of several hues, it’s an enchanting flower that should be in everyone’s garden. With just one glance at a hibiscus, I can feel whisked away to a Hawaiian resort, feeling carefree and fun.”
With so many gorgeous flowers to choose from, it’s easy to find a favorite. Add a touch of color and life to your environment with a stunning bouquet of fresh-cut premium blooms from Edible Arrangements®. Paired with a variety of delicious treats like chocolate dipped fruits, gourmet baked goods, and more, it’s the perfect way to treat yourself or someone you love.