Valentine’s Day 2022: Here’s the price of a dozen roses on Grafton Street as traders reveal costs ‘doubled’


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Catherine Caffee and husband Tony at a flower stand on Grafton Street in Dublin on Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day 2022: Here’s the price of a dozen roses on Grafton Street as traders reveal costs ‘doubled’

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On one of those days, you might see a lot of people with lots of bouquets of roses to meet their special someone around Dublin.

If you only buy once a year, or you’re new to all Valentine’s Day romance, it can be hard to know where to find the best ones and how much you can expect to pay for them.

Perhaps the best place to get roses this year is at one of Dublin’s most popular and historic flower stands. If you’ve ever walked down Grafton Street, you know what we’re talking about.

Catherine Caffey runs one of the stalls and chatted with Dublin Live about all things floral, what roses people can buy from her, and how much they’re willing to spend.

She told us: “The best flowers to buy for Valentine’s Day are roses. We have long-stemmed red Naomi roses here.”

โ€œThe price of roses has doubled compared to the past. You canโ€™t afford 12 or 24 roses now. Some people can, depending on how much money they have.

“We keep them fresh, so we want customers to get ten days from them.

“We have pink roses here. They’re called Demilia roses. They’re also a long-stemmed rose. They’ve been popular this year because they last. You might get 10-plus days out of them.

“Currently, a dozen roses cost about 60 euros. So it’s 5 euros each.”

Catherine Caffee and husband Tony at a flower stand on Grafton Street in Dublin on Valentine's Day

Catherine Caffey and husband Tony at the flower stand on Grafton Street (Image: Robbie Kane)

Catherine Caffey's Grafton Street flower stand is filled with roses, tulips and other colourful flowers

Catherine Caffey’s Grafton Street flower stand (Image: Robbie Kane)

Catherine joked: “We’d sell a lot of single roses. Young lads would buy one, or poor lads. They just wanted to pay for it.”

She also went on to show us the various colors of tulips they sold.

“They’re seasonal, so if you’re trying to stay away from roses, they’re for you.”

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