Quick Answer: Why Do Roses Cost More On Valentine’s Day?

Supply and demand affects the pricing of roses at Valentine’s Day: Men traditionally buy a dozen red roses and want their flowers delivered on February 14th.

Each phase of production costs more because of the massive volume or red roses required for just one day.

How much does a dozen roses cost on Valentine’s Day?

On AVERAGE, a florist will charge about $3.50 per stem for long stem roses. That’s $42 for a dozen, but adding a little more for filler and box, you’re probably up to about $50. Perhaps $60 in a nice vase. Summer (and other times of the year) specials can be as low as $20 per dozen.

Where are roses grown for Valentines Day?

Roses are processed last month at Flores de Serrezuela, a large rose farm outside Bogota, Colombia. The South American nation sends 4 billion flowers a year to the United States and Valentine’s Day is especially busy.

Why do roses cost so much?

Popularity. Supply and demand are key to price setting, and the demand for roses is very high. Roses are one of the most popular flowers in the world, probably because of their sweet smell and variety of colors and sizes. High demand keeps prices higher than that of many other flowers.

How many roses are bought on Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day Floral Statistics

According to the National Retail Federation, U.S. consumers plan to spend $1.9 billion on flowers for Valentine’s Day 2019. It is estimated that more than 250 million roses are produced for Valentine’s Day.