Top-selling Flowers

Florists are gearing up for one of their most profitable holidays of the year: Mother’s Day. The Daily Beast ranks the 13 most popular varietals for moms.

Lindsay Pierce, The Daily Times / AP Photo

Lindsay Pierce, The Daily Times / AP Photo

1, Gerbera Daisy

Stems sold at wholesale: 113,967,000
Value of sales: $34,388,000
Number of growers: 748

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2, Lilies

Stems sold at wholesale: 113,162,000
Value of sales: $77,382,000
Number of growers: 102

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3, Tulips

Stems sold at wholesale: 142,592,000
Value of sales: $48,733,000
Number of growers: 66

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4, Iris

Stems sold at wholesale: 83,246,000
Value of sales: $18,853,000
Number of growers: 71

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5, Roses

Stems sold at wholesale: 83,391,000
Value of sales: $31,362,000
Number of growers: 45

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6, Gladioli

Stems sold at wholesale: 88,858,000
Value of sales: $19,975,000
Number of growers: 38

7, Snapdragons

Stems sold at wholesale: 46,387,000
Value of sales: $12,222,000
Number of growers: 85

8, Lisianthus

Stems sold at wholesale: 10,096,000
Value of sales: $3,974,000
Number of growers: 851

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9, Orchids

Stems sold at wholesale: 9,463,000
Value of sales: $7,127,000
Number of growers: 555

10, Larkspur

Stems sold at wholesale: 33,940,000
Value of sales: $7,987,000
Number of growers: 64

11, Alstroemeria

Stems sold at wholesale: 9,856,000
Value of sales: $2,189,000
Number of growers: 534

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12, Chrysanthemums

Stems sold at wholesale: 10,832,000
Value of sales: $15,193,000
Number of growers: 32

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13, Carnations

Stems sold at wholesale: 5,762,000
Value of sales: $1,109,000
Number of growers: 21