Singapore florists in a tizzy as coronavirus outbreak disrupts flower supply from China

Couples buying bouquets from a pop-up vendor selling roses, baby’s breath and forget-me-nots in Orchard Road on Feb 14, 2019. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Valentine's Day is a week away and the prices of flowers have already shot up.

The popular long-stemmed rose, for instance, now costs as much as $10 per stalk, five times that from the usual $2. A bouquet of 12 such roses now costs around $120.

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