Whenever you buy flowers, there always seems to be a mad dash to get them from the florist to your home so you can put them in a vase full of water as soon as possible. In the past, it was a lottery when it came to judging just how long flowers would last (especially if you cheaped out with a bunch from a garage forecourt), but when you buy your flowers online, many retailers such as Interose and Flowercard will state just how long each bunch is expected to last, and this can vary depending on the types of flowers you get and whether the flowers you buy are buds or in full bloom.
When important events like birthdays and Mother’s Days are coming up, you may not always be present to deliver your friend or family member a nice bouquet of flowers by hand, so you’ll be looking for a service that gives you the reassurance you need that their flowers will get to them on time and in good condition. There are plenty of sites that allow you to send flowers online, but not all come with the same guarantees and assurances in terms of lasting length. When it comes to quality and reliability a lot of sites are strong, but the information available on certain sites can differ.
Which Company's Flowers Last the Longest?
Moonpig are probably best known for their cards, but do you know they also do flower deliveries too? They currently offer a commitment to quality that guarantees at least five days of freshness on their flowers and plants. The rose specialists Interose, however, say if you follow their instructions your flowers will last longer than 7 days. On Flowercard’s site they don’t give a broad guarantee timescale, but they do have a ‘Flowers Longevity Guide’ on each product page that tells you how long you can expect your flowers to last for. There are other sites out there that aren’t as precise like 123 Flowers - who promise theirs are ‘fresh and long lasting’ without specifying a range - and Valueflora that don’t specify how long theirs will last for.
However, that’s not to say that a lack of precision equals a lack of quality, as sites like 123 Flowers are great value and offer money saving perks like free UK delivery. They also provide great quality too, even without the hard guarantee of long lasting flowers, with 123 Flowers receiving a 4.7 star rating on reviews.io. But wherever you do decide to shop, remember to check out the flower delivery voucher codes on this site to see if you could save on Mother’s Day flowers and Mother’s Day gifts.
The Bottom Line
So the general rule is that a bouquet from a flower delivery service will typically last from 5 to 7 days. For letterbox flowers, however, it’s slightly different. Because they arrive in bud form, they’ll take longer to reach their full bloom, and as such, will last a bit longer. The typical life for them is around 14 days. So now you know how long your flowers will last for, but now you’re probably wondering: is there any way to extend the life of my flowers? Well take a look here to see how.
Written by Josh McGrillen - 1st March 2021