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Posted by beneva on September 17, 2019 | Last Updated: March 30, 2021 Information

How to Send Get-Well Flowers to Hospitals

When someone you care about is in the hospital, sending get-well flowers is a great way to brighten their day and let them know they are in your thoughts. Knowing which flowers to send and how best to go about it, though, may cause some trepidation. There are so many flowers to choose from! Plus, navigating a hospital’s policies can be tricky. Don’t worry, though, just follow the below guidelines on the types of best flowers to send and how to get them to the right recipient in the hospital.

At Beneva, our floral experts have broken down some tips and best practices when sending flowers to Sarasota area hospitals. Learn the dos and don’ts of sending flowers to medical centers. And, find tips on which flowers to choose. We know you care, and we want to help you show it! 

Following Tradition

Sending flowers communicates feelings and messages. The practice of using flowers to say how you feel comes from the Victorian era when people would not speak about emotions. Instead, they would send flowers, knowing the message would be clear. We continue this tradition today, so sending something colorful and cheerful will not only brighten a drag hospital room; it will send your loved one a message about how much you care. 

Which Flowers to Choose?

Remember that hospital rooms are typically small and cramped. So, a compact arrangement is a great choice. Plus, something small can be easily transported home with your recipient when they’re discharged. Choose colorful flowers for their cheerfulness and symbolic meaning. For instance, daffodils are a symbol of new life, while the iris announces good news. Heather represents good luck and protection.





Flowers Bring Positive Benefits

A small, colorful floral bouquet brings amazing positive energy to any recipient. According to a study at Rutgers University, people smile bigger and brighter when receiving flowers compared to other packages or gifts. Put a smile on your loved one’s face as they rest and heal with beautiful blooms like hydrangea, ranaculus, or orchids. These particular blooms are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic, so you don’t have to worry about allergy-prone visitors or hospital personnel.





Our Polka Dot & Posies Bouquet offers pretty color and style in a compact cube vase. Fresh pink roses and happy white daisies create a cheerful combination. What an uplifting design to send!



Polka Dot & Posies Bouquet


Tips for Sending Get-Well Blooms

A compact, cheerful arrangement with long-lasting blooms is a great way to show you care. Opt for bright colors in a design your loved one can take home with them. Remember that medical centers are busy places. Call ahead to be sure flower deliveries are allowed. Find out if there are preferred delivery times. Then be sure to communicate these to your florist when placing your order, along with the name and address of the medical center, as well as your recipient’s full name and room number. 

Sending flowers communicates a beautiful message of love, hope, and care for your loved one. Lift spirits and brighten a drab hospital room when you follow these tips to send get-well blooms. To learn more about sending get-well flowers, talk to the floral designers at Beneva. We’re proud to work with you to deliver the best and brightest blooms to friends and family. 

For sample Get Well messages to include with your flowers, or tips on how to write the perfect Get Well message, visit our Card Messaging page.