About the Company
Embarking upon his ambition to fulfill the American dream, Arnold "Sonny" Canale bought Lombardi Florist in 1957. He had been an employee there since 1943. Lombardi's had been a successful florist and nursery since the early 1900s. In 1959, Sonny married Marie "Russo" Canale and merged Lombardi's with her family's florist, Russo's Florist. Russo's Florist had been in business since the early 1900s when Marie's parents arrived from Ponza, Italy.
Foreseeing the changing economy in the coming millennium, Sonny adopted the name Exotic Flowers as its primary signature for doing business in 1993. In 1994 a satellite location was opened at 2 Dartmouth Street in Boston's South End. In 1995, in order to expand our services, we opened a full-service floral shop and garden center on Route 3A in Cohasset. In June 2001 our flagship store opened at the greenhouse at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and remained in the heart of Boston for over ten years. Roslindale remains the company headquarters. All phone calls, online orders, and deliveries emanate from this location.
In 2007, Exotic Flowers partnered with the Boston Red Sox to be The Official Florist of the Boston Red Sox. Exotic Flowers was thrilled to be such a special part of their World Champion season. Exotic Flowers firmly believes in sports and their benefit to society. We have been the florist for the PGA Deutsche Bank Championship since its inception, and in 2010 partnered with the Women's Professional Soccer team - the Boston Breakers as their official florist. Exotic Flowers and Lombardi Florist have also been proud to sponsor our local softball teams, flag football, and little league teams.
Exotic Flowers realizes we are a part of the community and continue to do our best by employing strong business ethics and offering a beautiful destination florist in Boston. One can always come in for free plant advice at any time. In 2009, Exotic Flowers closely worked with Fisher House Boston - which provides care for our wounded veterans and their families at the Veterans Hospital in West Roxbury, MA. We have raised money and awareness for The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. We actively work with The Women's LockerRoom Foundation in New England.
Our local clients are the spirit of our store and give our job meaning. Thank you. Exotic Flowers remains committed to offering cutting-edge events and creating lifetime memories for those who buy flowers.
Exotic Flowers remains a family-owned and operated business. Sonny passed in 2023 and worked every day until then. Marie Canale can be found at the shop every day. Their son, Rick Canale oversees the daily operations and ensures that Exotic Flowers remains Boston's Premier Florist.
609 American Legion Hwy
609 American Legion Highway, Boston
Monday thru Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, Saturday 8am-2:30pm Sunday we are closed. Some days we open a bit late and close a bit early.
Of course, we do offer extended holiday hours and our credo: ' If we're here, we're open. Family business. Owner operated and on the premises.
To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, place your order at least 1 day prior to the following major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, Administrative Professionals Week, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
Our shop will always be closed on the following holidays: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
We accept the following payment methods:
- American Express
- Cash In-store
- Paypal Online
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us directly at (800) 706-1200 or by e-mail at [email protected]. We're always here to serve you and make your flower-sending experience a pleasure.
We specialize in the following services:
- Large inventory of fresh flowers
- Dish gardens
- Funeral Flowers are our specialty
- Greeting cards
- Outdoor Plants
- Teddy Bears
- Roses from Ecuador
A local delivery fee of $16.99 will be added to each order, for each address. (For deliveries outside our local delivery area, this fee may vary.)
U.S. orders must be received before 11 am in the recipient's time zone to assure same-day delivery. Orders received after that time will be delivered the following day.
We will do our best to accommodate deliveries at specific times of the day, but we cannot guarantee it.
Delivery of orders to rural route addresses or cemeteries cannot be guaranteed.
Occasionally, substitutions may be necessary to create your bouquet due to the availability of certain flowers in various parts of the country. Care is taken to maintain the style, theme and color scheme of the arrangement, using flowers of equal value. Additionally, the substitution of certain keepsake items may be necessary due to increased demand, especially during major holidays. In single-flower arrangements, such as an all rose bouquet, or orchids, we will make every attempt to match the flower type, but may substitute with another color.