Why flowers will be more expensive in Queensland this Mother’s Day

Flowers are expected to be more expensive for Mother’s Day this weekend, as Queensland’s florists deal with rising prices and the aftermath of this year’s floods.

Jessica Raffaele from Brisbane Market Flowers said the last two years have been tough on the fresh flower industry, with the pandemic and now inflation taking its toll.

Relying on overnight imports and freight, the price of petrol is forcing transport costs up, whilst recent weather events have slashed the supply of flowers.

Flowers are expected to be more expensive for Mother’s Day this weekend, as Queensland’s florists deal with rising prices and the aftermath of this year’s floods. (9News)

“Cost increases onto our stock, that sucks passing that on,” Ms Raffaele said.

The price of flowers has increased by 10 per cent on average with some bunches rising to upwards of 80 per cent.

Maureen and Henry Van Roden said in spite of price hikes, they’re still happy to support local businesses, as their regular buy goes from $15 to $25.

“It doesn’t stop us from buying it, you’ve gotta support small business as well,” Ms Van Roden said.

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Residents are advised to check in with their local florist for good deals, and get their Mother’s Day orders in early.

“We’ve got our mothers day staple and good prices on local roses and imported ones as well,” florist Simone Brooks said.

Reference-www.9news.com.au

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