Posted Tuesday, February 08, 2011 in
Thinking of buying a bouquet for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Get ready to shell out the big bucks for a dozen red roses, reports Komo News.
Most of the roses are grown in California and Ecuador, and growers have to raise prices due to the demand for flowers on the holiday. In turn, wholesalers and florists mark up the prices to make a profit.
In a random sampling of florists in Washington State, the price of a dozen red roses in a vase ranged from $70 to a whopping $99.50. On average, the prices of roses for Valentine’s Day rose about $20 per dozen.
Popular alternatives to red roses include stargazer lilies, tulips and orchids. Or, simply buy a few red roses and fill out the rest of the bouquet with other pretty, more affordable flowers.
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