Poinsettia plants are a holiday tradition, no matter the holiday celebrated. Vivid, cheery red and green leaves make the flower the most festive selection at the florist, sure to leave anyone in the holiday spirit. Place a plant in the entryway of your home or accessible hall bath as a thoughtful and welcoming gesture to guests. Poinsettias are also a light-hearted and worry-free hostess gift for all of those holiday parties. Stock up on poinsettias before the end-of-year rush, and don’t forget to water. Also, remember that poinsettias last longer when exposed to sunlight.
3428 O St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Greenworks has gladly decorated the D.C. area with floral arrangements since 1987. A classic red poinsettia from Greenworks comes in three sizes: standard, deluxe and premium. Prices are anywhere from $50 to $70. Ordering the plant online is simple: You’re one click away from effortless festive decor. During the week, Greenworks’ staff works to ensure same-day delivery. However, as orders tend to pick up around the holiday season, it’s important to factor in possible delays. The joyous poinsettia is already potted and is delivered in a cutely wrapped bow.
445 L’enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024
Most people envision a poinsettia as strictly red, however L’enfant Florist sells white poinsettias year round. The shop describes the plant as a “winter wonderland of elegance.” The one-size, potted plant stands 20 by 22 inches and is just less than $40. To avoid a delivery fee of $10, visit the florist in D.C., but be sure to check store hours, as the florist is closed nights and Sundays. L’enfant suggests placing orders in advance around the holidays.
1120 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
An uncommon find, Nosegay sells double-potted poinsettia baskets. The six-inch pots are fairly affordable at $55 to $85. Double poinsettias are ideal centerpieces that require very little time yet add a lot of spirit. Unlike other floral arrangements that serve as centerpieces, the poinsettias don’t clutter and stand short enough to see family and friends across the table. The poinsettias are bundled in a red velvet band, but simply replace the wrapping with a bow or ribbon of your choice for a personalized feel.
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1305 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Palace Florist poinsettias are a bit more expensive compared to others, but are lavish, regal and worth every penny. Each plant is delivered pre-wrapped in a jolly plaid ribbon and placed in a sturdy wicker basket. There are three sizing options priced from $55 to $85. Palace employees are experienced and guarantee fresh flowers every time. On its website, the Dupont Circle florist lists all zip codes in D.C. and surrounding areas that qualify for delivery. Prospective clients are encouraged to call ahead and order curb-side pick up for their convenience.
4238 Wilson Blvd., Suite 238
Arlington, VA 22203
A full-service florist, Saeeda’s Blooming Flowers is located on the second level of Ballston Common Mall in North Arlington. The business opened its doors in 2008. Typically, the shop begins to retail poinsettia plants around Black Friday. This is the earliest that customers may expect to find the holiday flower. Saeeda’s Blooming Flowers offers four poinsettia sizes that range from $10 to $100. The smallest poinsettia is perfect for the office or a hostess gift. The largest plants stand 2.5 to 3 feet tall. Flowers may be ordered online, by phone or picked up in store. Same-day local delivery is available with no additional charge. One of the perks of having a mall store front, Saeeda’s provides curb-side delivery when requested, meaning an employee will arrange to run the poinsettia out to your car, no tirelessly searching for a parking spot necessary.
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