Boston’s Best Florists For Holiday Poinsettias

December 11, 2012 4:00 AM

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Poinsettias are a holiday staple, which means florists around Boston have exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to living holiday decorations this year. From the traditional red to hybrids that’ll have the whole family marveling at your decorating skills, these are the best places to get your poinsettias this holiday season.
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Exotic Flowers
609 American Legion Highway
Boston, MA 02131
(617) 247-2000

Price: $40 and up for poinsettia arrangements

With the wide selection of flowers, plants and arrangements available from Exotic Flowers it should come as no surprise the shop offers a wide selection of poinsettia plants as well. Exotic Flowers has everything from a classic poinsettias to a full-on holiday arrangement complete with pine cones and bunting – perfect for that festive holiday feel. It even offers same-day delivery on most of its flower arrangement options. Be warned though, this Boston-area florist will only deliver poinsettia holiday arrangements locally, so plan ahead and order early. With Exotic Flowers you get the wide variety offered by national floral retailers mixed with exceptional small-business customer service.

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Romano Florist
206 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-4854

Romano Florist has been in business for more than 40 years. It’s survived while other florists come and go because employees there always work within your budget to get you exactly the arrangement you want. If you’re looking for a bit of old-school customer service and a unique floral arrangement at a great price, look no further than this North End gem. If you have an elaborate or specific poinsettia arrangement in mind, call ahead. If your only constraint is your budget, walk in to Romano Florist and let the brilliant staff here whip you up something custom.

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Kendall Flower Shop
242 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 661-8180

Price: $40 and up for poinsettia arrangements

Kendall Flower Shop offers everything from your traditional poinsettia plant to poinsettia-adorned holiday wreaths to any custom arrangement you can think of. Best of all, you enjoy a friendly attitude and great prices. Go in person to Kendall Flower shop on weekdays, or order by phone or email. The shop offers delivery – even same-day delivery if need be – in and around Boston.

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Winston Flowers
131 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 541-1100

Prices: $95 and up

Clean, modern and elegant: those are the three adjectives you’ll hear again and again to describe the arrangements at Winston Flowers. If you’re looking for a basic potted poinsettia, it’s probably best to pass this florist by. But if you’re looking for a luxurious arrangement for your holiday dinner party or event, this should be your first stop. While the prices are a little higher than those you’ll find at the other florists on the list, you will definitely see the difference in the quality and design of your arrangement here.

Chaba Florists
71 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-0468

If you need a knock-out poinsettia arrangement and don’t have much of a budget, Chaba Florists promises to wow you at any price. Whether you walk in or call ahead, simply give one of the floral designers your price range and what you’d like to see, and snag a custom creation on the spot. Whether you’re looking to spend $5 or $100 on your arrangement, you won’t believe the attention to detail and artfulness of your bouquet.

Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at