Also known as wildflower, these charming papery flowers are often open with double daisy-like petals giving them a beautiful full effect. Anemone are available in a variety of vibrant and pale colours and usually have an ombre looking centre which is slightly paler than the outer petals of the flower.
Often referred to as Milkweed, Asclepias is ideal as a filler flower as each stem contains tiny clusters of flowers usually in orange. Their nickname Milkweed came about because of the milky substance that they release when their cells are damaged.
Cirsium is upright facing plume pink thistles. Despite their intimidating sounding appearance, they are actually beautiful pom pom-shaped flowers which open with multiple flowers to each stem.
Often described as small yellow balls, Craspedia is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family. Their ball-like appearance makes them particularly striking in bouquets and they are also popular as dried flowers since their flower is firm and does not fall apart when dried.
Also known as crown imperial, fritillaria are exotic looking flowers native to the mountainous regions of Turkey, western Iran and eastwards to Kashmir. These unusual flowers hang downwards in a cluster on top of tall straight stems and are available in bright colours such as oranges and reds.
Ixia (African Corn Lily)
We always get so excited when the Ixia flower is in season and May is the prime time for the Ixia flower. These star-shaped flowers are usually seen in white with dark purple eyes and deep pink stripes down the midland are held on thin wiry stems.
Incredibly popular on Instagram, Peonies originally were known for their healing properties when used in medicines. To get the longest vase life out of Peonies, they should be cut when their buds are still fairly tightly shut.
Ranunculus are one of those flowers that really do look too perfect to be real. Their peony style blossoms feature layer after layer of tissue-thin petals in light pinks, pastel yellow, cream, peach, burgundy, orange and red.
Nicknamed false bird of paradise and hanging lobster claw because of their claw-like orange, red and yellow appearance, these unique exotic flowers are available exclusively in the hotter months of the year.
Hydrangeas are derived from the Greek meaning of ‘water vessel’ which refers to its powerful stem and the shape of its seed capsules. Many people who do not look after Hydrangeas will complain that they do not last as long as other flowers, however, this is because the hydrangea stem often gets covered in sap and leaves the flower unable to take up water. To avoid this the end of their stem should be cut off every two to three days.
These beautiful and instantly recognisable flowers are the international symbol of love and romance and are by far the most popular flowers for any occasion.
Sunflowers are another extremely recognisable flower and are often associated with children because of their love for growing them in competition with one another. The meaning of sunflowers stems from the sun itself and represents joy, adoration and longevity which often means they are thought of as happy flowers.
Also known as triplet lilies, triteleia can be recognised for their loose clusters of delicate blue funnel-shaped flowers which open as their leaves die down. These blue flowers sit on erect leafless stems of around 50 cm high.
If you would like to contact us about any of the flowers in this blog to check their availability in our Urmston shop or to request a bespoke flower bouquet with these flowers, give us a call on 0161 202 9645.