The holiday season is full of iconic symbols and bright colors. Look no further than one of the traditional holiday plants: the poinsettia. The poinsettia’s iconic colored leaves (the flower itself actually being smaller than you think) signal that the holidays are here to many and are often ubiquitous, leaving one to wonder how to pick out the perfect plant. Look no further. The best florists to offer poinsettias have been rounded up here.
5500 Blaine Ave.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
A family-owned business with a century of floral experience, Gertens is one of the big names in flowers in the Twin Cities. Still owned and operated by the Gertens family today, the retailer is one of the few places that grows most of the stock that it sells. Find some holiday cheer in a variety of poinsettia options from tiny, two-inch pot-grown plants to more standard-size ones grown from six to nine inches in both red and white. Or, for a fun twist, pick up one of the painted poinsettia plants that are available. Gertens also has a number of holiday decorating pieces available to complete your theme and basic care for enjoying the full life of your plant.
6010 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
What was once a simple farm in south Minneapolis in the late 19th century has become one of the foremost names in flowers and gardening. With six Twin Cities metro locations and a wide number of retail partnerships, Bachman’s has earned its reputation as the place to go for flowers, arrangements and landscaping challenges. Tackling holiday decorating, complete with poinsettias, is no different. Be sure to check out its Ideas House for more ways to get all of your holiday decorating done in one step. Tickets for the Ideas House are $5.
Linder’s Garden Center
270 W. Larpenteur Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55113
St. Paul’s Linder’s Garden Center grows its own poinsettia crop in its Lake Elmo-based greenhouse, ensuring you get a fresh and healthy holiday plant. With red, pink and white poinsettia varieties available, there’s a plant or two here that will make your home feel full of holiday cheer. Linder’s also offers fundraising options for local groups, so consider it if looking for a way to raise money this winter or to support a local cause, as many school, church and recreational groups take advantage of this offer. Before you go, be sure to check out the retailer’s advice on picking out the right poinsettia.
Dundee Nursery and Landscaping Company
16800 Highway 55
Plymouth, MN 55446
Billed as “the friendly experts with local grow-how,” Dundee has made a great name for itself with top-quality offerings in flowers, landscaping services and everything anyone could ever need for gardening. Also family owned and operated, Dundee employees have plenty of information to share and help to provide for finding just the right plant or flower. Visit this west-metro florist to find a pretty red, white, pink or bi-colored poinsettia this holiday season. For more information on poinsettias and their care, check out this information from Dundee.
38th Street Flowers
3764 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
South Minneapolis florist 38th Street Flowers is well known for its cut flower arrangements and gift baskets. This shop offers delivery through Minneapolis and Richfield, as well as some area businesses. The florist is open Mondays through Saturdays and recommends ordering at least one day in advance for delivery during peak times. During the holiday season, consider ordering a poinsettia for special delivery to brighten someone’s day. Local delivery is only $8.
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