Which? reveals the best Mother's Day flowersSurprising results from Interflora, M&S and more

16 March 2014


Flower assessment in action 

Marks and Spencer, Interflora, Next and Waitrose were some of the ten online flower delivery companies rated in our Which? snapshot assessment. 

The winner was praised as a good quality bunch, well presented and sure to be a hit with mums. Meanwhile, the worst scoring bunch was criticised for its poor quality hyacinths and its gappy presentation. 

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Mother's Day bouquets tested

We looked at ten bouquets in our snapshot assessment. Our expert panel from Gardening Which? rated the bouquets on the quality and condition of the flowers, how well they matched their online picture and description, and how well they lasted after a week. 

However, it's not only the actual flowers themselves that help to give the bouquet of flowers your mum receives at the door a wow factor, but also the attractiveness of packaging - which we also rated them on. We found that some bouquets were presented in very plain packaging, others had a home-made feel with raffia bows and ribbons, and one came with a free vase.  

The prices ranged from £29 to £36, and included standard delivery. 

If you think your mum would prefer a bottle of bubbly to a bouquet of flowers, check out our Best Buy Champagnes and Best Buy sparkling wines.

British-cut bouquets

We know ordering flowers to be delivered usually means receiving a bouquet that was grown abroad, so we included two in our snapshot assessment that were grown in Britain. One of our British bouquets was from Scilly Flowers, the other from Wiggly Wigglers. 

Our experts were especially impressed with the smell of the British-cut blooms. They described the Wiggly Wiggler's Posy as having a 'sweet scent', and the Scilly Flowers narcissi smelt 'heavenly'. 

Marks and Spencer and Interflora, plus others 

  • Marks and Spencer Spring Brights Gift Bag 
  • Teleflorist Vibrant Bouquet
  • Next Spring Bright Bouquet
  • Lakeland Bright Bouquet
  • Moonpig Spring Tulips
  • Scilly Flowers 100 Scented Narcissi
  • Waitrose Passionate Tulips Bouquet
  • Serenata Kaleidoscope Deluxe
  • Wiggly Wigglers Wiggly Posy
  • Interflora Scented Spring Perfect Gift

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