In bloom: Impressive summer flowers

Blooming in our bouquets this week are summer flowers with impressive stories. Some get their name from Greek Mythology, others were revered by Egyptian pharaohs — but what really makes them stand out are their bright, cheerful colours.

These flowers are part of our summer bouquet collection, RESORT, inspired by sunny beaches and chic getaways.

Amaryllis 'Belladonna' (1)

The genus name Amaryllis derives from the Greek amarysso, meaning ‘to sparkle’. In floriography, amaryllis represents pride. And with a name like Belladonna, or ‘beautiful lady’, it’s no surprise that this stunning summer stem stands loud and proud in any arrangement.

Helenium 'Kanaria' (2)

The flower that launched a thousand ships! Helenium was supposedly named in honour of the beautiful Helen of Troy. This canary-yellow, late summer daisy (family Asteraceae) is similar to echinacea but uniquely different — its centre is more velvety!

Callistephus Matsumoto (3)

Callistephus get their name from the Greek for 'beautiful crown'. The ruffled petals that encircle its yellow heart do have a regal air. This summer flower belongs to family Asteraceae, is known as Chinese aster, and is one of the fastest growing annuals around.

Carthamus (4)

Cute as a button and bright as a smile, you can’t miss this little tangerine pompom – nor could the Ancient Egyptians. Garlands of Carthamus were discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb! Carthamus tinctorius is part of the thistle family and goes by ‘safflower’.

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