About the Company
Founded in 1932, Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery has one of the longest family floral legacies in the state. In 1990, the third generation of ownership began with Kent Whitnah. The family, along with co-owner Patty Wiggins, continues to carry on the tradition of reliable freshness and quality of all products, with two locations serving the Oklahoma City area and offering same day delivery. All of our deliveries are kept in our 7,000 cubic foot walk-in cooler to ensure the freshness and longevity of our flowers.
Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because every customer is important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.
Click here for the history of Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery to learn more about our family-owned business.
You can also find us in the following directories:
Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery
5809 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City,OK 73109
Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery - Earlywine
11904 S May Ave
Oklahoma City,OK 73170
Both of our stores are open on Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
We are closed on Sundays.
To help ensure on-time delivery during holiday seasons, place your order at least two (2) days 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 stores will always be closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
You can also find us in the following directories:
If you have any questions or need more information, please call us directly at 1-800-526-4852.
We are always here to serve you and make your gift-giving experience a pleasure.
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|Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery – Main Store||Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts – Oklahoma Flower Delivery - Earlywine Store|
|5809 S Western Ave||11904 S May Ave|
|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170|
|1-800-526-4852 or 405-634-3368||405-692-0369|
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We specialize in the following services:
Large inventory of fresh flowers
Green and blooming plants
Contemporary and traditional hand-designed bouquets
Extensive gift lines
Gourmet and fruit baskets
We accept the following payment methods:
Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery delivers fresh cut florals, plants, and gift items on Monday through Saturday.
Most orders for delivery in the Oklahoma City Metro Area that are received by 2:00 PM CST (12:00 PM on Saturdays) can be delivered SAME-DAY. This may depend on order volume for that day, and you will be contacted by phone if we are unable to accommodate your delivery date/time request.
All other U.S. orders received by 10:00 AM in the recipient's time zone can be delivered the same day.
We will do our best to accommodate special delivery times but are unable to guarantee specific delivery windows on internet orders.
A local delivery fee of $15.95 applies to each order, for each address. For deliveries outside our local delivery area, this fee may vary.
We can accommodate the delivery of orders to most rural routes. You will be contacted by phone if we cannot accommodate a rural delivery request.
Deliveries can be made to cemeteries for funeral services only. We do not deliver to cemeteries for memorial tributes.
Please call us directly for international orders as we are unable to accept international orders over the Internet.
Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery - Main Store
5809 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109
Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts - Oklahoma Flower Delivery - Earlywine Store
11904 S May Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170
We deliver to the following areas in Oklahoma: Bethany, Blanchard, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Moore, Mustang, Newcastle, Nichols Hills, Norman, Oklahoma City, The Village, Tuttle, Valley Brook, Warr Acres, Westmoore, and Yukon.
We also serve the following facilities:
Absolute Economical Funeral Home
Advantage Funeral and Cremation Service - South Chapel
Autumn Leaves Assisted Living Communities
Baggerley Funeral Home
Baptist Village Communities
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home
Bellevue Health & Rehabilitation Center
Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home - Del City
Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home - Spencer
Bill Merritt Funeral Service
Buchanan Funeral Service
Candle Lake Senior Center
Canterbury Assisted Living Center
Chapel Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens
Classen Senior Center
Corbett Funeral & Cremation
Crawford Funeral Service
Cross Timbers Senior Mental Health
Crystal Place Assisted Living
Curahealth Oklahoma City
Demuth Funeral Home & Cremation Society
Dorset Place Senior Living
Fallon Mortuary Services Inc
Ford Funeral Services
Hahn-Cook/ Street & Draper Funeral Directors
HarborChase Of South Oklahoma City
Havenbrook Funeral Home
Hefner Mansions Senior Independent Living
Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Hillcrest Senior Center
Howard Harris Funeral Services
Ingram, Smith & Turner Mortuary
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Portland Avenue
INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital
INTEGRIS Community Hospitals
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center
John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel - Moore
John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel - Capitol Hill
Lakeside Women’s Hospital
Legend At Rivendell Assisted Living
Legend At Rivendell Memory Care
Louis F. Danforth Senior Center
Mansion At Waterford Assisted Living
Matthews Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Mcbride Clinic Occupational Health
McBride Orthopedic Hospital
McBride Orthopedic Hospital Clinic
McKay Davis Funeral Home, Inc.
McNeil's Funeral Service
Meadowlakes Retirement Village
Memorial Park Cemetery
Memorial Park Funeral Home
Mercer-Adams Funeral Service
Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology
Mercy Clinic Orthopedic Surgery
Mercy Clinic Primary Care
Mercy Hospital South
Midwest Rehab Medicine
Moore Funeral and Cremation
Norman Regional Healthplex
Norman Regional Hospital
Norman Regional Moore
Northhaven Place Assisted Living Community
Northwest Nursing Center
Noval SeniorCare LLC
OK Cremation & Funeral Home, LLC
Oklahoma Children’s Hospital
Oklahoma Heart Hospital North
Oklahoma Heart Hospital South
Oklahoma Kidney Stone Center
Oklahoma Spine Hospital
OU Health - University Of Oklahoma Medical Center
Pollard Funeral Home Inc
Primrose Funeral Service
Red Rock Behavioral Health Services - Jordan's Crossing
Reding Senior Center
Resthaven Funeral Home, Cemetery, & Cremation
Rolfe Funeral Home
Rose Hill Burial Park
Saint Ann Retirement Center
Saint Michael's Hospital
Skyview Nursing Center
Smith & Kernke Funeral Homes & Crematory
Sommerset Neighborhood Assisted Living & Memory Care
South Pointe Rehabilitation and Care Center
Southwest Mansions Senior Independent Living
SSM Bone & Joint Hospital at St. Anthony
SSM Health St. Anthony Healthplex
SSM Health St. Anthony South
St. Ann's Home/ Skilled Nursing & Therapy
St. Anthony Physicians Group Heart & Vascular
St. Anthony Hospital
Sunny Lane Cemetery
Sunny Lane Funeral Home
Superbia Retirement Village
Surgery Center Of Oklahoma
Susana Wesley Center at Epworth Villa
Temple & Sons Funeral Directors Inc
The Fountains At Canterbury
The Lakes Skilled Nursing, Therapy, and Long Term Care
The Wilshire Skilled Nursing & Therapy
Trinity Gardens/ Villa Isenbart
Urology Specialists Of Oklahoma
Valir Rehabilitation Hospital
Village At Oakwood
Village On The Park Oklahoma City
Villagio Assisted Living & Memory Care
Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary - North
Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary and Crematorium - South
Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary at South Lakes
Walnut Gardens Apartments Ltd
Warr Acres Nursing Center
Wellington Parke Retirement Community
Wesley Village Retirement Community
Wickshire Senior Living
Will Rogers Courts
Wilson-Little Funeral Home - Tri-City
Windsor Hills Nursing Center
Wyatt F. Jeltz Senior Citizens Center
Planting The Seeds
Founded in 1932 by Chester and Nell Whitnah, Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery has one of the longest family florist legacies in the state of Oklahoma. Chester began selling flowers out of his father Louis’ greenhouse in 1928. As demand grew, Chester built more greenhouses and a small sales room. In those days, the greenhouses were equipped with coal-burning stoves for heat and an icebox (that required a 100 lb block of ice every two days) for refrigeration. They began selling fresh-cut flowers in 1932. Chester had two acres under irrigation and they grew many of their own flowers.
Chester and Nell were an important part of so many families’ lives in Capitol Hill. Even during the difficult years of the Great Depression, flowers were a source of comfort and an expression of sympathy and joy. And, while World War II raged, they filled many orders from overseas servicemen who wanted to keep that connection at home. In 1947, Chester bought a “State of the Art!” electric floral refrigerator and moved into a new retail shop at 215 SW 33rd St - in the heart of Capitol Hill. Nell never met a stranger and was always ready to support a worthy cause. Her signature red hair became a trademark. She would always state that their business began by selling flowers “off of the back porch and out of the cellar.”
On June 26, 1929, Jack Whitnah was born - Chester and Nell’s only child. Jack literally grew up in the floral industry. He joined the 45th Infantry Band in 1948 and was activated to Korea in September of 1950. Upon his return to Oklahoma City in 1952, Jack went right back to work in the family business.
Cultivated With Love
The staying power of our company is rooted in the unique heritage that our 2nd generation of ownership possessed. Jack Whitnah met Burny Higdon at a florist convention in 1952. Burny’s family owned Higdon’s Florist and Greenhouses, the largest floral and greenhouse operation in the state at that time. Higdon’s began in 1927 on old Route 66 just West of May Avenue, in Oklahoma City.
Jack and Burny were married the next year - April 18, 1953. Burny brought with her the Higdon motto of “Many Hands Together And Soon The Work Is Done!” that quickly became a Whitnah creed. Jack and Burny began not only a marriage that lasted over 60 years, but also continued to build a business on what they knew best – FLOWERS!
Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery moved to 1433 SW 29th St in 1954. The leased space next to a TG&Y was much bigger and in a great location.
In 1964, ground was broken on a 5000 square foot floral shop located at 5809 S Western Ave - still known as our Main Store to this day. Nell had always been quoted in saying that at the time they built, there was “nothin’ but mud from here to Norman!”
From there, the Whitnah family grew the business in good times and survived the bad. And as their business grew, so did the family. Jack and Burny had 4 children: Nikki (1954), Dee Ann (1957), Ted (1960), and Kent (1966). After marriages, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, the total number of family members has reached 33! The whole family (including Burny’s sister, Char Higdon-Gulick) would pitch in and help during the biggest holidays. Whether it was design, delivery or just sweeping up, it was and still is a family affair.
Jack passed away on September 2, 2017. His obituary information can be found here.
Burny passed away on September 20, 2019. Her obituary information can be found here.
The Blossoms Continue
The 3rd generation of ownership began in 1990. Kent Whitnah carries on the tradition of reliable freshness and quality of product, along with extraordinary customer service. 4th and 5th generation grandchildren have routinely worked their way through high school and college by pitching-in at the shop. Kent’s kids do too; Chet (1996), Shaley (1998), and Cooper (2004).
Kent is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma; BBA, MIS in 1988.
In 1994, the company acquired the local phone number 405-356-9377. This easy-to-remember phone number spells FLOWERS and has proved to be a very successful marketing tool.
In 2001, Kent partnered with a local wholesaler to ensure consistent delivery of fresh floral product. Over 95% of Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery' flowers are shipped “cold chain”. That is, they are kept in a climate-controlled environment throughout the shipping process from the farm. This climate control is the single most important post-harvest procedure to ensure freshness and increased longevity of cut flowers.
In 2005, we built a new 7000 cubic foot walk-in cooler - possibly the largest cooler for a retail florist in the state. All of our flowers and orders are kept at 34 degrees until they are ready for delivery. We are proud to offer same-day delivery anywhere in Oklahoma City Metro Area. We typically accept delivery orders up until 2:00 PM. We believe that this is the latest cutoff of for any florist in OKC.
We Are Growing
In 2009, we opened a second location about 5 miles South of the Main Store. The shop is located at 11904 S May Ave, across from the Earlywine Park, and specializes not only in floral arrangements but also has an extensive line of gift items. The new store is thriving and is filling a much-needed niche in the growing Westmoore area.
It Takes A Village
While the Whitnah Family has persevered over the past 90 years, we know that the success of our company is a direct reflection of the effort, skill, and dedication of our current and past employees - as well as the brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren that help out during the holidays.
Our Manager, Patty Wiggins, has been working at Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery since 1994. She has been instrumental in our growth and is primarily responsible for the day-to-day activities at our two locations. Patty and the entire staff are an extended family of well-trained professionals with over 150+ years of experience in the floral industry. In 2016, Kent was very pleased to have Patty join him as a Co-Owner of the company.
In 2020, Chet graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology. He is now working full-time as the Marketing Coordinator of Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery and has become a "jack" of all trades by learning many facets of the floral industry from delivery to design and everything in between.
Awards And Memberships
Teleflora Member Since 1965 – Top 100 Teleflora Florist Nationwide
F.T.D. Member from 1952 to 2003 - 51 Years
TeamFloral Member Since 2009
Society of American Florists
Oklahoma State Florist Association
Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
We have won or placed in the Top 5 of the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Florist in:
The Daily Oklahoman
The Oklahoma Gazette
The El Nacional
The Moore Monthly
The El Latino Newspapers
Kent and Capitol Hill Florist, Gifts & Flower Delivery are proud supporters of OU Athletics and have been continual members and contributors to The Sooner Club since 1992.
In 2032, we will celebrate our 100th Anniversary.