Pot crops, ranked by number sold

Poinsettia: 41,135,000 pots sold

Spring bulbs: 16,099,000

Mums: 14,776,000

Orchids: 14,774,000

Azaleas: 9,118,000

Roses (primarily miniatures): 8,098,000

African violets: 6,845,000

Lilies*: 6,226,000

"Other" (many species including cyclamen, holly, ivy, Persian violet,etc.) 51,228,000


2006 sales figures, wholesale sales. Total all categories, approximately $620 million.

*If you thought lilies were higher on the list, you may be remembering their rank as a cut flower. See ensemble edition What's Coming Up 159.