STRONG AND COLOURFUL GLADIOLUS

The amazing Summerflower list continues! During these four weeks, the colourful Gladiolus is in the spotlight. With her unique shape, she brings joy and height to a floral design.

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GLADIOLI’S APPEARANCE & SYMBOLISMS

The many colours really represent summer happiness. Gladiolus comes in bright white, fiery red, sunny yellow, shiny pink, sophisticated purple, festive orange and she is also available in creamy white. Gladioli come in both single flowered and double flowered varieties.

To understand the meaning of a flower, you have to know its origin. ‘Gladiolus’ actually comes from Latin and means sword. Do you know why? Thanks to her long stem that looks like a sword! Moreover, she is the only flower that has strong symbolisms such as victory, strength and pride. This is the reason why Gladioli were gifted to congratulate gladiators who won after a fight in the arena during the Roman times!

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PERFECT WAY TO CATCH THE EYE

Thanks to her height, Gladiolus matches very well with Hydrangea, Solidago and Sanguisorba Officinalis. They elevate this ‘Flower of the Month’ even more in an impressive and wonderful bouquet. In addition, the long stems are a great opportunity for creativity. Which you can use to make colourful floral arrangements. Combine every shade to make the perfect eye-catching bouquet.

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Photography and flower design by the Flower Council.

FLOWER OF THE MONTH

From week 27 to week 29 the Gladiolus is in the spotlight of the Flower Agenda. As flower experts, we can tell you that we are looking forward to celebrating this eye-catching flower these four weeks. Inspirational images have been produced for all the flowers in the Flower Agenda by keeping in mind the Horticulture Sector Trends 2016. These trends are a translation of the latest consumer trends focused specifically on the horticultural sector both indoors and outdoors.

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