SYMBOLS OF WINTER & SPRING

It’s January and, obviously, it’s Tulip time. But did you realize it’s also Hyacinth time? Or Narcissus time, Muscari time?

There are many typical winter flowers available right now at OZ Export. A quick look in our webshop will show you a rich pallet in varieties, colours and scents.

HYACINTH

The Hyacinth bulb produces a dense, compact spike, 15-30 cms tall, of highly fragrant, bell-shaped flowers with reflexed petals. The deliciously scented, waxy, densely-packed florets come in shades of white, peach, orange, salmon, yellow, pink, red, purple, lavender and blue. The leaves are strap shaped, and a fleshy, glossy green.

Hyacinths have been cultivated commercially since the second half of the 16th century. They became very popular in 18th and early 19th century Europe, even creating a speculative market where a Hyacinth bulb was worth a large sum of money, just like the Tulip bulbs in the 17th century. They were mainly used in women’s fashions. In the mid-18th century in France, Madame de Pompadour (mistress of King Louis XV) grew masses of Dutch Hyacinths in the gardens of Versailles. Today, the Hyacinth remains a symbol of style and elegance, filling the spring air with a heady fragrance.

At OZ Export we offer Hyacinths from fine growers like Straathof, Eric de Groot and Vijfhuizen.

Hyacint Jan Bos
Hyacinth Jan Bos

Hyacint Woodstock
Hyacinth Woodstock

Hyacint Aiolos
Hyacinth Aiolos

Hyacint City Of Bradford
Hyacinth City of Bradford

Hyacint Delft BLue
Hyacinth Delft Blue

Hyacint Splendid Cornelia
Hyacinth Cornelia Straathof

NARCISSUS (DAFFODIL)

Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. Though their botanic name is narcissus, daffodils are sometimes called jonquils, and in England, because of their long association with Lent, they’re known as the “Lent Lily”. Lore connecting the daffodil to not only a sign of winter’s end but a lucky emblem of future prosperity is found throughout the world.

A gift of daffodils is said to ensure happiness. But always remember to present daffodils in a bunch – the same legends that associate this cheerful flower with good fortune warn us that when given as a single bloom, a daffodil can foretell misfortune.

At OZ Export we offer Narcissus from fine growers like Wijnhout, Disseldorp, Van Grieken and Immerzeel.

Narcis Dutch Master
Narcissus Dutch Master

Narcis Mix 1
From left to right: Narcissus Dick Wilden | Narcissus Carlton | Narcissus Las Vegas

Narcis Mix 2
From left to right: Narcissus Johann Strauss | Narcissus Tahiti | Narcissus Pinza

Narcis Spray 2
From left to right: Narcissus Tr. Avalanche | Narcissus Tr. Paper White

MUSCARI

Muscari are referred to as grape Hyacinths. Justly so, since they are the somewhat shorter members of the same family. Muscari is a small beautiful flower that holds many grapes. Ideal for small flower arrangements and surprising bouquets.

At OZ Export we offer Muscari from fine growers like Zonneveld and Van der Lans.

Muscari
From left to right: Muscari Big Smile | Muscari Marieke | Muscari White

Muscari
From left to right: Muscari Carola | Muscari Cupido

Enjoy these bulb flowers!

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