Festive flowers in the December Flower Agenda

In December we  celebrate the festive season. That deserves not one, but three beautiful flowers! The amaryllis, orchid and lisianthus are being celebrated this month. Consumers can read all about these festive flowers at Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk. Introduce your customers to the amaryllis, orchid and lisianthus! 

The origin of the amaryllis, orchid and lisianthus 
Our amaryllis originates from South and Central America and the Caribbean. The lisianthus originates from North America, where it grows in desert riverbeds and in prairie regions. The orchid originates from the tropical rainforest.  

The colours and shapes of the amaryllis, orchid and lisianthus 
The amaryllis’s petals are very unusual: they look like they’re made of fabulous velvet. They come in white, red, yellow, pink, salmon, purple, orange and bicoloured.  The lisianthus comes in white, green, blue, pink, lilac, purple and salmon. Some flowers even have petals with multiple colours. There are more than 25,000 species of orchid, but at the florist we particularly find the tropical beauties. The flower comes in gorgeous colours, from powder pastels to candy pink or Zen white. There are even tiger prints, cow spots and stripes. Opt for the butterfly-like Phalaenopsis, the vamp Vanda, the slender Cymbidium or the Venus slipper (Paphiopedilum - pronounced ‘pa-fee-oh-ped-il-um’).

Caring for your festive flowers 

Trim the stem diagonally with a sharp knife.
Use a clean (glass) vase and fill it with approx. 7 cm of tap water at room temperature. Use cut flower food for a mixed bouquet.
Ensure the right ambient temperature (max. 20 °C).
Do not place the flowers in a draught, in full sun or near central heating.
Regularly top the vase up with tap water.

 

Symbolism of the amaryllis, orchid and lisianthus 
The amaryllis symbolises pride and enchanting beauty, and marks friendship and affection. The lisianthus represents appreciation, gratitude and charisma. The orchid symbolises pure friendship. When you give it as a gift, be like the Brazilians and give a kiss for every flower.

Bouquet recipe for festive flowers
How could we do anything else? Not a Christmas tree, but Christmas bouquets! The extravagant flowers featured in the Flower Agenda this month are not only a joy to look at, they also make a real festive statement: Rudolph, come on in!   

What you need

Amaryllis
Orchid
Lisianthus
Hydrangea

More about the amaryllis, orchid and lisianthus 
Consumers will also find special DIY craft projects involving festive flowers at Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk throughout December. Update your own Christmas arrangements to entice your customers this year. 

Inspiration and information 
Inspiring images of every flower in the Flower Agenda have been produced in line with the Horticulture Sector Trends 2017 (Groenbranche Trends 2017). These trends are a translation of what our consumers are interested in at the moment and are specifically aimed at the horticulture sector for use both indoors and outdoors. 
Get ready for 2018, and find out about the Flower Agenda 2018.

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