Shopping Guide

Here’s A Dangwa Flowers Price List For 2017

This latest, complete guide to Dangwa flower shopping for Undas and beyond has floral deals for as low as P50

Photography: Jilson Tiu Pictorial Direction: Dagny Madamba

All Saints’ Day is just around the corner, with everyone getting ready for their annual trek to the cemeteries. Candles and flowers are must-haves during the season, but before you pop a cool thousand or more for a floral arrangement in a mall, you might want to explore Dangwa first (especially if you have a lot of deceased relatives to visit).

Seasoned florists, stylists, and designers all know that Dangwa is the place to go to for the freshest blooms at the best prices. Located in Sampaloc, in downtown Manila, Dangwa is named after the Dangwa Tranco bus station in the area. It became the main flower market in Metro Manila after buses from Benguet unloaded their blooms here.

The main selling artery of Dangwa is Dos Castillas Street, and the flower stalls spill over to the other streets that branch out of it, such as Dimasalang, Laong Laan, and Maria Clara. You can really get the best deals in the area, and going there is an experience in itself, especially when you are faced with thousands of fresh blooms. Here are a few tips:

  • Arranged flower bouquets vary on the flowers used, and go for as low as P300 with carnations, P400 with gerberas, and P600 with stargazer lilies.
  • If you want to go local, Filipino orchids cost P450 to P700 per bunch.
  • To add a fresh scent to your arrangements, add eucalyptus sprigs, which cost P250 a bunch (Holland), and P150 (local).
  • Don’t forget to buy your florist’s foam, which costs P130 for five pieces, or P30 apiece.
  • It’s technically a palengke, so dress simply, and wear comfortable shoes that can take a beating.

Parking is a challenge, but you can park on one of the side streets branching from Dos Castillas. The area tends to get more chaotic as All Saints’ Day approaches, so go early in the morning (experienced buyers shop in the evening, during the bagsakan and trading at midnight).  

Real Living did the legwork for you, and we listed down the prices of the most popular flowers and foliage sourced along Dos Castillas Street. NOTE: prices stated here are from October 19, 2017; prices vary and may increase per store and seasonal demand. 


P150 to P170 per big bunch. These are the most affordable of blooms there, and button mums can go as low as three for P100 for small bunches.


P100 per bundle. These miniature flowers are a popular choice during undas, as the blooms last long and even when they’re dried up, they still maintain the purple or white color.

Gerbera daisies

P170 per 10 pieces. If you want a very colorful arrangement, gerberas are the perfect choice as these daisies come in bright red, orange, yellow, and even purple.


P100 per bunch. These elegant, long-stemmed flowers look beautiful in a simple arrangement in a tall, clear vase.


Rice Flower and Misty Yellow

P50 per bundle. These tiny blooms are used as fillers, but if you’re on a tight budget, rice flowers are lovely on their own.


P170 per dozen. Exuberantly hued and frilly carnations come in all colors, from white and salmon to blood red and jewel purple.

Sunlight Mums

P180 for yellow, P280 for colored. These stunning flowers will look beautiful—by themselves—in a simple, tall vase.


P170 per dozen. White roses make for a lovely All Saints’ Day arrangement; but you can also buy a separate red bunch for your hubby.

Queen Anne and berries

P100 per bundle (Queen Anne flowers), P50 per bundle (berries). After Undas, go back to get these flowers for Victorian-style arrangements at home. 


P25 per bundle. Better known as the seed that colors your kare-kare, achuete seed pods make for beautiful fillers for bouquets, and look sophisticated in a terracotta vase, by themselves. 

Echeveria (or rose succulents)

P25 per piece. These are added to big bouquets and sophisticated arrangements, but if your echeveria has roots, you can take it home and pot it.

Miniature Cacti

Three for P100. Not really used in undas, but these are perfect for starting that DIY terrarium at home.

Wooden flower stands

P100 to P260. These can be used for larger arrangements. It’s advisable and more convenient to ask the flower shop to arrange these for you.


The prices vary per design, P80 to P180 and more. The wreaths are meant for undas, funerals, or dedications, but the sparse ones will look beautiful as a dried arrangement in a country-style home. 

Assorted foliage

Papua, white corn, rosal, anahaw, fern, tea leaves, fishtail, Formosa, fortune, etc. are used as fillers for floral arrangements. Prices vary from as low as P8 to as high as P90 per bundle

Selloum leaves

P40 (bundle of small leaves), P100 (bundle of large leaves). These architectural-looking leaves are the favorites of interior designers—they look beautiful solo in tall vases.

Native grasses and foxtails

Three for P100. Another option if you’re on a budget—you can use these grass and foxtail fillers to create a sculptural arrangement.


Research by Dagny Madamba; additional info from “Flower Power” by Gwyn Guanzon in the June 2004 issue of Real Living magazine; all prices quoted here may change and vary per store and seasonal demand.

More on

Dangwa Deals: P100 Flower Arrangements And More

Dapitan: The Best Place To Buy Christmas Décor


Latest Stories

Lazada Plans to Launch an Online Grocery This Year

Shopping for the home will be easier as the e-commerce startup aims to build cold storage hubs in Metro Manila and nearby provinces

What Kind of Furniture Do Millennials Look For?

Are they all about aesthetics or do they care about functionality, too?

14 Baguio And Ilocos Destinations To Visit On a Summer Weekend

The beginning of summer vacation is the perfect time to head up north! Here are fun and easy places to visit and shop at.

Beautiful And Functional Ways To Decorate A Bi-Level Home

Maximize every nook and cranny of your humble abode with these ideas

These Captivating Facades Will Make You Stop and Stare

Modern, charming, and minimalist—these homes sure know how to catch your attention

These Millennials Restore Heritage Sites In Intramuros And Bohol

This amazing foundation teaches construction and restoration skills to the youth, who in turn help protect Philippine heritage sites

A Young Artist And Architect Create This Cool Paint Booth

Artist Kris Abrigo teams up with architect Lando Cusi to create a Worldbex paint booth that breaks from the usual exhibit mold

Here's How You Can Use Mirrors To Make Your Space Look Bigger

Practice this tried-and-tested tip with these reminders

These Houseplants Can Help Clean Indoor Air

Keep your home safe while relishing the feeling of being outdoors

6 Local Internet Service Providers You Probably Didn’t Know Of

Surprise! There are more choices for faster WiFi at home, and some go for as low as P699 a month.

Make Your Own Countertop Cleaner With Only 4 Ingredients

You can use it to clean toilets and tubs, too!

8 Amazing Shopping Spots At Bonifacio Global City

There are must-visits for design enthusiasts, book lovers, and more
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!