By Sara Lugardo
The holidays are renowned for fresh trees, wreaths and garlands. However, there’s more to decorative plants than the simple green foliage typically found during the holidays. Whether it’s to add some color around the house or to give as a gift during a holiday party, many people opt for poinsettia bouquets and floral creations. When you’re looking for some great holiday poinsettias for the upcoming season, check out these local florists in the Chicago area.
Designs by Rosa
140 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Located in downtown Chicago, this is a family owned and operated establishment that delivers to a wide area including Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods. Designs by Rosa’s freshly cut bouquets and floral arrangements are both unique and festive for the holiday season. The shop’s Holiday Homecoming Basket combines red poinsettias with white cyclamen, green pothos and dieffenbachia. However, this florist also offers simple red or white poinsettia bouquets complete with decorative containers and ribbons, along with fruit and poinsettia baskets that make great hostess gifts for holiday parties.
Nelson and Holmberg, Inc.
24254 W. 111th St.
Naperville, IL 60564
Just outside of Chicago in the suburb of Naperville, Nelson and Holmberg, Inc. is a greenhouse with a huge selection of poinsettias. Customers are encouraged to visit and view the sea of different poinsettias it has to offer year round. The selection includes red, white, ice punch, ruby frost, cinnamon star and Christmas rose poinsettias from snowy white to a vibrant hot pink in color. Customers can hand pick which poinsettias they would like for their bouquet and create a custom bunch. An average seven-inch container is $20.99 but the price can increase or decrease depending on the size of the bouquet.
6348 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634
Located in the northwest side of Chicago, this is a mom-and-pop florist that is beloved by those in the community. Offering reasonable prices with high-quality flowers, this is a great stop for a holiday poinsettia. All flowers are fresh to the season and will be offered in abundance in and around Christmas time. Terry Flowers offers red, white and light pink bouquets of differing sizes.
Wall’s Flower Shop, Inc.
5862 W. Higgins Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
With hundreds of poinsettia bouquets and baskets to choose from, Wall’s Flower shop is a great florist that needs no prior call-ins to ensure a selection. Poinsettia bouquets range in price with the smaller three-inch plants running around $10 and more intricate, larger and taller plants ranging all the way up to $90. This shop offers red, white, marble and a variety of different pink-colored poinsettias during the holiday season. Customers have the ability to customize their bouquet with different ribbon and container selections.
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Hyde Park Florist
1748 E. 55th St.
Chicago, IL 60615
Located in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, this is a one-stop spot for your gift-giving needs in terms of flowers. Holiday gift baskets featuring poinsettias range from the simple to the elaborate. There are medium red, white and large red poinsettias to choose from. There is the option of adding details to the bouquet like specialty containers, ribbons or balloons. While there will be a few poinsettia baskets to choose from around the holiday season, it’s best to call a few days prior to order a poinsettia basket of your choice to ensure availability.
Sara Lugardo is a Korean American who thrives in writing about Asian community news in Chicago. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication and is currently working on her Master’s. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.