Get Well Flowers That Will Warm Your Heart

Get well Flowers have long been a popular gift for a loved one who isn't feeling well. Did you know science tells us that flowers have a positive effect on mental well-being?

It turns out scientific research backs up what we've known all along. Flowers are good for the soul.

Both plants and fresh-cut flowers have the ability to brighten our mood. They can even improve cognitive functioning. Research shows that people are more productive in offices with plants.

Wondering what type of flowers you should choose to brighten your loved one's day? Here are a few ideas.


Who doesn't love daisies? They are a simple flower but oh-so-cheerful! Classic white daisies are beautiful on their own.

To add some cheerful colors, choose gerberas. Gerberas come in a wide variety of pinks, yellows, and oranges. These are all great color for adding cheer to a dreary hospital room.


Tulips are a simple, but a lovely addition to a bouquet of get well flowers. They come in a huge variety of colors. These beautiful blooms are great on their own or as accent flowers in an arrangement.

Tulips don't have a very strong scent. That makes them a great choice when sending flowers to a hospital. Because the fragrance could bother other patients, some hospitals don't allow scented gifts.


If your loved one is a flower buff, they'll know that peonies mean healing. Bring them a bouquet with some of these lush, full blooms and they will get your meaning.

It's ok if they don't know the official meaning behind them. Your loved one will still be happy to receive your gesture and know what it means for them.

Another plus for peonies is that they aren't often seen in flower arrangements. That makes them a nice, unique addition.


The beautiful full heads of hydrangeas are associated with perseverance. Your loved one will know that you are there for them as they persevere through this difficult time.

Hydrangeas are not a common selection for get well flowers so they make a unique, eye-catching choice.


Pansies are a more delicate flower so it may be best to buy them as a potted plant. An added plus is that plants typically last longer than cut flowers.

The bright, bold colors of pansies are associated with loving thoughts. Since they come in such a wide range of colors, you can choose your loved one's favorite color.


Bright yellow sunflowers and cheerfulness go together like peanut butter and jelly. The sun is a source of light, cheer, and energy. These flowers naturally remind us that the sun is still shining somewhere.

Who wouldn't smile if their loved one brought them a beautiful bouquet built around this happy flower?

Flower Delivery in Hospitals

When ordering flowers for delivery in a hospital there are a few things you should keep in mind.

First, we will need the following information:

  • Name, address and telephone number of the hospital
  • The patient's name
  • The patient's room number
  • The time you want the flowers delivered

Also, you should check hospital policy before ordering your flowers. Hospitals allow delivery only during specific hours. Please pick a delivery time that falls within those hours.

Another consideration is that hospitals sometimes don't allow fragrant or scented gifts. It may depend on the area of the hospital where your loved one is staying.

For example, the hospital may allow flowers in the regular ward, but not the burn unit or intensive care unit. Be sure to check the specific policy for the ward where your loved one is being cared for.

Once you're certain the hospital allows flowers, make sure you're located within a delivery area.

Taking Flowers to the Hospital

When choosing get well flowers to take to the hospital here are some things to consider:

Allergy Free Flowers

Your loved one may not be allergic but your loved one is not the only person who will be around them. Other visitors or even the hospital staff may have allergies.

Clean the Flowers

Inspect the flowers first and give them a good rinse. Nobody in a hospital will appreciate you bringing bugs or dirt in.

Woody Stems

Choose flowers that have woody stems. These types are hardier and the hospital staff won't have to worry about changing the water often. Floral foam is a great option for an arrangement as it holds water and keeps the flowers moist.

Gift Size

We know you want to show your love with a generous-sized gift of get well flowers. But remember that hospital rooms don't have a lot of extra space. A more modest sized gift may be more appropriate.

Vase Type

People are always moving in and out of hospital rooms. The chances of someone knocking over your flowers are somewhat high. A non-breakable vase like plastic, metal, or wicker is a better choice than glass or ceramic.

Taking Flowers Home

You have more freedom when choosing get well flowers for a loved one recovering at home. You only have to worry about if the people living in the home have allergies. You can also choose more fragrant flowers.

Colors have a profound effect on our mood. In general, bright, bold colors energize and pastel shades have a calming effect.

We suggest choosing colors that will both please your loved one and help their mood. Here's a basic guide to how colors tend to affect us:

  • Red: Motivation
  • Blue: Relaxation
  • Yellow: Happiness
  • Orange: Inspiration
  • Pink: Love

If your loved one is in for a long recovery, a potted plant is a good idea. Fresh cut flowers only last so long. The perfect houseplant will be beautiful and bloom their entire recovery period.

Ordering Get Well Flowers

By following this guide, you will be able to pick out the best get well flowers for your loved one to brighten their day and show your affection for them.

Whether you have more questions or are ready to order feel free to contact us. We're here to help you brighten your loved one's day!