You Can Give Your Dad Flowers on Father’s Day

A local florist shows off some very manly arrangements.

Photographs by Briana Thomas.

Do you want to get your dad flowers for his big day, but have no idea what kind of flowers guys like? With the help of DC florist Nosegay, here’s a list of flower arrangements you can give on Father’s Day.


Sunset orange roses, viburnum berries and grasses placed inside of a tall vase.

This Father’s Day special comes dressed with a necktie. It’s a bit pricy at $85, but when the long-stemmed plants die out, your pops will still have a new item in his wardrobe.


Peonies, snapdragons, yarrows, viburnum berries, asclepias and rosemaries. 

Nosegay’s store manager, Jennifer Dolan, says that the company participates in what they call “farm to vase” business. The shop gets their plants from farms ranging from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. “It’s giving back to our community,” Dolan says. The bouquet is $60 with the vase, but can be purchased without it.

Short-stemmed yellow roses pulled tight and compacted into a pavé design.

The “abundant white” look can be revamped as something more masculine by replacing the white roses with yellow (Dolan’s dad loves yellow flowers) and placing the shortcut stems into a black, cubic vase. “It needs to be something that is unique, something with a twist,” Dolan says.

Green plants and succulents in a concrete box.

Less elegant and harder to kill, succulents are a part of the cactus family, which makes them drought-tolerant and very low maintenance. This $80 assortment is perfect for the father who enjoys looking at nature, but doesn’t want to be hassled with regular watering and feeding.  


And if your dad is totally opposed to anything floral related, then Nosegay designer Kelvin Rimmer suggests a $50 gift basket full of treats.


Briana A. Thomas is a local journalist, historian, and tour guide who specializes in the research of D.C. history and culture. She is the author of the Black history book, Black Broadway in Washington, D.C., a story that was first published in Washingtonian in 2016.