A look at the seasonal flowers you’ll find in some of our bouquets over the next couple of weeks. They’ll celebrate love and add beauty and balance to your home.
Tulip ‘Red Princess’ (1)
So the ancient Persian legend goes, Farhad, a lowly decorator, loved the enchantingly beautiful princess Shirin. The Queen, Shirin’s sister, denies their love. A despaired Farhad dies tragically on a hilltop. Shirin then leaps to her death upon hearing the news of her lover’s death. Ever since, the red tulip has stood for eternal, undying love.
Polianthes tuberosa ‘Pink Sapphire’ (2)
The scent of love? Probably this deliciously fragrant perennial flower. It’s related to the agave plant (delicious for other reasons – tequila and mezcal are distilled from this plant), they’re both native to Mexico. The common name for Polianthes tuberosa in many cultures is a variation on ‘night flower’, as it blossoms in the evening. Rajnigandha (‘night fragrance’) is used across India as a wedding ceremony flower because of its sensual perfume.
Ranunculus ‘Butterfly Hades’ (3)
The butterfly is a relatively new ranunculus variation that exudes an even more romantic feel than a ranunculus (member of family Ranunculaceae). There are multiple single-form flowers to a stem and a shimmering natural wax coating on each petal that serves not only to extend vase life but makes each blossom look like a flutter of butterfly wings. Perfect to express gratitude to a loving mother.
Cordyline ‘Red Top’ (4)
Cordyline, part of the Asparagaceae family, adds a touch of exotic romance to a bouquet, it’s sword like burgundy red leaves catch the eye and add a sense of drama. Originating from West Pacific Ocean region, early Polynesian legends held this plant in sacred regard to the Hawaiian Gods and used it in ceremonies to ward of evil and bring in good luck.
- Tulip ‘Red Princess’
- Polianthes tuberosa ‘Pink Sapphire’
- Ranunculus ‘Butterfly Hades’
- Cordyline ‘Red Top’
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