20 Flower Lovers Share Their Favorite Types of Flowers

There are over 400,000 types of flowers in the world, each with their own unique look. Some of these are more common and popular flowers, like roses, tulips, daisies, and sunflowers. On the other hand, there are some that are more rare, like the Kadupul flower or the Flame lily.

With so many different types of flowers out there, anyone is sure to find a flower that they really love. With various meanings, styles, and scents, you can find a flower that speaks to you and matches your personality. Whether it’s your favorite color, it reminds you of a cherished memory, or you simply just enjoy how they look, you likely have a favorite type of flower that you gravitate towards.

Different types of flowers can be used for a variety of reasons, which is what makes them so amazing. As you’ll read, many people love using their favorite types of flowers to decorate their home. For beautiful flower bouquets that will brighten up any room, consider a FruitFlowers® bouquet. Choose from a variety of different bouquets, including fresh cut mixed blooms and classic roses.

We set out to learn more about people’s favorite types of flowers. We asked 20 flower lovers to share their favorites, and got some amazing responses. (Note: FruitFlowers® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for responses to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to see what these contributors’ favorite types of flowers are and why they love them so much.

Karen Tadesco

Karen Tedesco 

Karen Tedesco is a food photographer, recipe developer, and the face behind Family Style Food.


“I live in South Florida where we have SO MANY plants and flowers growing wild and cultivated in landscapes. My favorite flower is a type of jasmine named The Grand Duke of Tuscany. The plant forms double blooms that are small, white and super-fragrant. I can’t get enough of them. I’m enjoying a blossom right now as I write this! The flowers are edible, and they are what create the flavor and lovely aroma of jasmine tea.”

Jeremy Yamaguchi

Jeremy Yamaguchi is the CEO of Lawn Love, a company that brings high-tech solutions to the lawn care industry.


“One of my favorite flowers, and one we use often in commercial and residential landscaping projects, is the humble pansy. These flowers are associated with feelings of happiness as they just look like bright, cheerful blooms. They come in a variety of colors, so you can always find a pansy that’s to your liking. They’re also quite easy to grow. They prefer cooler temperatures, so you’ll want to plant them in the fall or early spring. If you’re in Zone 7 or further south, you’ll need to plant them in partial to half shade, as well. Their soil should drain well, which means it needs to be free of big clumps that will constrict water flow. They also do well with organic matter, so composting makes it almost foolproof to grow them.”

Craig Miller

Crag Miller is the Co-Founder of Academia Labs, a company that provides educational resources to students looking to enter the medical research and science fields.

“I definitely love catmints. Though I am a gardener, I still love plants that require little to no attention. Catmints can grow in almost any type of soil, they are very drought-tolerant and produces really beautiful flowers. They can even act as pest repellants so they are quite useful. That is why catmints are my favorite.”

Sharon Dylan

Sharon Dylan is the Co-Founder and career coach at Management Help, a company that works to help professionals and businesses grow.

“Four o’clock flowers. These flowers are bright pink and as I love the color pink, I also love these flowers. It is also a useful plant since it can aid in skin infections and wounds. Though they only bloom a few hours in a day, their beauty really adds a pop of color to my garden, hence, the reason I love them.”

chelsea richardson favorite types of flowers Chelsea Richardson

Chelsea Richardson is a parenting and early education blogger, author, and CEO of GoodMama.

“The Hyacinth is my all time favorite! I love them because they smell so fragrant, as its scent has a calming effect that re-centers you. The scent of the hyacinth reminds me of the sweet fragrance that catches your nose in the breeze of a fresh spring day. Not only that but their colors are so unique. It is rare to find flowers that can bloom within the blue and violet color spectrum. Since they are so rare and special, they are great gifts for an amazing role model in your life, especially for Mother’s day or Teacher Appreciation day.”

Sally Brampton

Sally Brampton is the owner of Wedding Card Message, where anyone writing a wedding card message or speech can seek inspiration.

“My favorite type of flowers are peonies. They’re absolutely beautiful and a fantastic wedding bouquet. But more than that, they are supposed to bring you good luck and riches which I think most of us would agree sounds pretty good! They bloom from a tiny bud to huge petals in a whole host of bright, vibrant colors and have a wonderful fragrance that is both feminine and sweet. And as they’re only in season for a short while it makes them even more special. I think they’re just perfect.”

simon clifford favorite types of flowersSimon Clifford

Simon Clifford is a trained gardener and the face behind the gardening and cooking blog at Simonclifford.com.

“My personal favourite has to be Verbena bonariensis, the purpletop vervain. With elegant tall green stems leading to intense violet flower heads that seem to defy gravity as they float like miniature clouds. Without stealing the limelight, they offer the perfect background to a mixed border, combining especially well with whites, pinks and purples.”

Robert Frankson

Robert Frankson is an expert in gardening with Wild Yards, a blog that focuses on gardening with the goal of creating ecosystem-friendly yards.

“My favorite type of flower is Desert Sage. This flower, in particular, is a sign of resilience that no matter what the circumstances, it will blossom. It can survive the harsh desert climate with sparse water. I love the bold purple colors with a tinge of indigo and dark blue in the petals. Desert Sage also has many medicinal uses due to its antiseptic and disinfectant properties.

Daisy is another type of flower that I love growing in my backyard. It is genetically related to its yellow relative, the sunflower. The small flowers with a yellow center and white petals are aesthetically pleasing, making them a perfect addition to any floral centerpiece. You can smell its sweet aroma spreading across the room.”

Julia Bobak

Julia Bobak is a content creator at Home Grounds, a community of passionate coffee-lovers and baristas sharing their home-brewing knowledge.

“My favorite types of flowers are tulips. Since I was a little girl, I have always had a crazy fascination with these flowers. I love how they come in so many different colors and sizes and how they add a beautiful touch to every room or environment they are in. Another great benefit and something that I love about these flowers are that tulips are relatively easy to take care of. They don’t need to be watered constantly, and there are no fertilization techniques or anything specific that is required in order to care for them. They are so easy-going and beautiful, and I just love having them around the house, any place that I can!”

lisa odenweller favorite types of flowers Lisa Odenweller

Lisa Odenwaller is the founder and CEO of Kroma Wellness, a nutrition and superfood company.

“Galanthus, or snowdrop, flowers have held deep meaning to me for years. As harbingers of Spring, they represent both innocence and strength. Renewal and rebirth. They are also quite rare to find in the home. I like to see the bulbs as they grow so instead of planting them in dirt I put them in a transparent planter on top of rocks and let them root into the stones. The delicacy with which they bloom symbolizes hope for me.”

Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott is the Co-Founder and Medical Practitioner of National TASC LLC.

“I love Azaleas. They have beautiful and bright pink flowers, so aesthetically, they really look good. Medically speaking, they are also very useful, the flower and plant itself can absorb formaldehyde in the air, soil, and immediate surrounding so they can make an area healthier. Having them indoors also improve air quality because they absorb pollutants. With that, it serves two purposes, to make the area more beautiful and healthier.”

photographMaria Saenz

Maria Saenz is the CEO of Fasttitleloans, a company that helps people get car title loans quickly.

“Calla Lilies: Not staggeringly, Calla Lilies embody magnificence and beauty, and they add these qualities to any flower bouquet. These flowers are available in various colors, starting with yellows and cream whites and deepening through pink, orange, red, and aubergine.

Hydrangea: It demonstrates gratitude at being perceived, making their blue, white, pink, and lavender blooms a welcome addition to a floral gift for a close friend or confidant. Their beautiful flowers bloom in snow-ball clusters and add profoundness to any arrangement. Besides these flowers, I prefer orchids, tulips, and roses as these are stunning, worthy of adoration, and have lovely scent.”

jennifer green headshotJennifer Green

Jennifer Green is a botanist and writer at positivebloom.com, a gardening blog written by plant enthusiasts.

“Lavender: Lavender is definitely my no. 1 due to its unbelievable fragrance. Another thing I like about it is that it repels insects, its aroma alleviates my feelings of stress and anxiety, and it really benefits my mental health. It only requires plenty of sunlight, and other than that, you’re good to go. It doesn’t need to be fertilized and frequent watering can only kill it once it gets established. I adore this flower and even use it in my cooking to make lavender lemonade, cakes, and syrups.

Sunflowers: Looking upon a sunflower field is one of the best ways of self-care; at least to me. But it took me some time to fall in love with them, I’m not going to lie. I didn’t see anything special in them, just some yellow color, and no particular scent. However, their appearance to me no is out of the world, and when you make a sunflower bouquet, it lights up your room; just like a real sun is there.”

AJ Silberman-MoffittAJ Silberman-Moffitt

AJ Silberman-Moffitt is the Senior Editor at Tandem, a digital marketing agency based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“If I had to pick a favorite flower, it would probably be sunflowers. Their bright yellow hue brings a bit of sunshine when you look at them. Gerbera daisies look similar to sunflowers with their vibrant color, but they are smaller and easier to contain in an arrangement.

The best part of any flower is when you get them from someone who loves or cares about you. Whenever I get a bouquet or arrangement, that automatically becomes my favorite.”

Tyler Sellers

Tyler Sellers is a senior coach at Total Shape, a fitness and wellness company.


“Stunning sunflowers are my favourite flowers as I have been connecting those with hope and faith for years. I was wonderstruck for days as a kid when I first tried to come to terms with the fact that sunflowers get their make from following the movement of the sun. As years passed by I unknowingly became an admirer of flowers somewhere connecting them with universal peace and hope, though a big chunk of credit for this goes to my wife for excavating my interest in flowers with a daily flower subscription as a first-anniversary gift. Now I must have a sunflower filled vase in my study at least once a month as flawless sunflowers are hard to find these days, especially in big cities.”

No photo description available.Meera Watts

Meera Watts is the founder and CEO of Siddhi Yoga, which works to promote wellness through yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda courses.


“Daisy is my favorite and has been since I was a child. When I was younger, my father brought these daisies to me, and I have admired them and their beauty ever since. The scent and their petals, which come in a range of colors such as lavender, white, and blue, are two of my favorite things about them. My garden is brimming with them, and every time I visit a flower shop, I can’t help but grab a bouquet of daisies for myself.”

emma miles favorite types of flowersEmma Miles 

Emma Miles is the Co-Founder of Pawsome Advice, an online blog about all things pets.

“Apart from being unique and practically unmistakable, sunflowers are known for being ‘the happiest’ flowers, and that’s essentially why I love them so much. I feel like sunflowers have the ability to bring joy and happiness to people, and for me, that’s what makes them such a standout flower. Besides, I’m also a huge bird lover, which makes me love sunflowers even more since the high nutritional value found in their seeds attracts all kinds of species to my garden, from jays and bluebirds to cardinals and chickadees.”

No photo description available.Jen Rigley 

Jen Rigley is the creator of Flourishing Over Fifty, an online community and lifestyle blog for women.


“My favorite flowers are dahlias and ranunculus. Both of the flowers have a plethora of petals and come in such a beautiful range of colors. I think of each flower as a piece of art because of the way all of the petals are melded together to create one stunning flower. In fact, the logo for my brand is based on a dahlia because the flowers give me such joy and inspiration. Both of these flowers are so stunning that just a single bloom in a vase makes a statement, but they also work well as the main flower in a bouquet. I recommend having at least one statement flower, or a fresh bouquet, in the house at all times to brighten up any space (and also to brighten your mood). I send flowers as gifts often, especially to someone who isn’t feeling well – it’s always a welcome surprise.”

Kelly Tomlinson

Kelly Tomlinson is a lifestyle blogger at Live Love Texas, a blog about recipes, travel, and more.

“Gardenias: To me, the gardenia is the perfect flower. The white color goes with any decor and the smell is incredible. You can’t beat those big, beautiful blooms!

Sunflowers: Sunflowers are another one of my favorite flowers. The yellow petals are such a fun pop of color that brings a little more rustic vibe to your room.

Tulips: There’s something so happy about a tulip. These spring favorites come in so many different varieties and colors.”

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Theola Tinney is a Co-Founder of VinPit, an information technology start-up.

“My favorite flower is peony. I came to love peonies when my father gave me a bouquet of pretty pink and orange peony for my 5th birthday. I love how full and pretty the peonies are when they bloom and they just bring these dreamy and romantic feelings. The Chinese or even some Koreans believe that peony is the symbol of love, happiness and wealth. Therefore, I even grow peonies in my garden to attract love and happiness. I also cut a few stems of those peonies and put them in a vase on my kitchen counter although it only lasts 5 days on my counter top. I just love how the colors blend well with my whole kitchen.”

There are so many different reasons to love the various types of flowers in the world. Whether you discovered a new type of flower or found someone who shared your favorite variety, we hope you enjoyed reading about these contributors’ favorite blooms. If you’ve been inspired to brighten up your own day with a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers, check out FruitFlowers®. We offer a variety of beautiful flower bouquets, which are paired with chocolate covered fruits and other treats!

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