CONTEMPORARY SUMMER FLOWERS IN ULTRA VIOLET
Nuanced and full of emotion. The depth of Ultra Violet (Pantone colour of the Year), symbolizes experimentation a non-conformity. What better way to experiment with this colour than with tons of Summer Flowers?
In the Flower Pitch we placed an assortment of the Flowers of the Month in shades of Ultra Violet. This way you can easily see some varieties of the Summer Flowers that are out there.
An overview of our Summer Flowers Flower Pitch and our Data Scientist Jeffrie holding his favourite Delphinium: Du Kissi Blush Milka.
PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR
Ultra Violet is a dark and intriguing colour which combines well with a stylish bouquet. It communicates originality and ambition in one. With this colour you can push yourself to the next level when it comes to creating your floral arrangements. These Flowers are a nice opportunity for your creative outlets.
On the left you can see Gladiolus Mahler and on the right you see Gladiolus Milka.
THE TOP THREE SUMMER FLOWERS
Summer vibes mean Summer Flowers. There are over hundreds of Summer Flowers out there. Flower Council Holland has named three Summer Flowers, August’s Flowers of the Month. Below we will explain what makes these varieties so special. As well as, show you the different types of varieties ranging from mystic dark aubergine to fearless bright lavender.
1. DELIGHTFUL DELPHINIUM
Delphinium is a typical horticultural product of the English, French and Americans. This delightful Flower has been with us ever since the gardening revolution started. The first illustration of Delphinium is found in a book of the early XVII century. In this book it accidentally got placed within the family of the Ranunculus.
There are over 450 varieties available of this romantic spikes of Flowers. The Delphinium has a broad colour assortment, even per colour it is available in various shades. The Delphinium is nice to use as a mono bunch or as a luxurious touch in your floral arrangement with Summer Flowers.
The Delphiniums varieties from left to right: 1 El Ivors Arrow, 2 Du Kissi Blush Milka and 3 El Elm Freude.
2. GLORIOUS GLADIOLUS
Gladiolus originates from Africa, was loved for its roasted root. The version we know today is not edible, but eye candy only. This floral hero has a heroic meaning. After being discovered in Africa it took over the Roman empire. Gladiators would fight each other to death and when a gladiator won, he would be showered with Gladioli. That’s why this flower symbolizes strength, victory and pride.
The Gladiolus is named after ‘Gladius’, meaning sword in Latin, which refers to the sword-shaped petals. Gladioli are excellent to use when creating a bigger floral design. Not only, is the length of the Flower eye-catching, it also offers a double treat: the flowers bloom on both sides of the stem.
The Gladioli from left to right: 1 Purple Flora, 2 Milka and 3 Mahler.
3. AMAZING ALLIUM
Allium is a member of the Liliaceae family. These plants grow in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. The Romans initially only used the word ‘Allium’ to refer to garlic. Yet, later it became the family name for all onion crops. The family also includes chives and leeks.
The Allium is a Flower available in countless varieties. Some varieties are somewhat modest, whilst others make a bold statement in your vase. There are over 300 varieties ranging from short to tall. Some varieties can reach a height of 1.5 meters!
The Alliums from left to right: 1 Giganteum, 2 Summer Drummer, 3 Pinbal Wizard, 4 Sphaerocephalon and 5 Ambassador.
Seeking for more inspiration with Alliums? Click here to check out our news blog about this purple globe.
PRACTICAL ADVICE AND CARE TIPS TO GIVE TO YOUR CUSTOMERS
Giving these tips to your customers and they will enjoy their flowers to a maximum:
- Choose a high, sturdy, clean vase and fill with tap water.
- Add flower food to give the longest possible life to your flowers.
- Cut 3 to 5cm diagonally off the stems for with a clean and sharp knife.
- Make sure there are no leaves hanging in the water (especially valid for the Delphinium).
- Do not place the flowers close to heating, in a draught, in or direct sunlight.
- Top the vase up with tap water regularly.
- Do not place the flowers near fruit, that respire ethylene, which speeds up the ageing process of flowers.
On the left you can see Delphinium du Kissi Blush Milka and on the right you see Delphinium el Ivors Arrow.
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Did Purple flowers take over? Check out these the Summer Flowers in our webshop or app. TIP! Do you only want to see our Ultra Violet Flowers? Then enter PA or MI in the colour setting. Only purple toned flowers will pop up.Back to overview