Also commonly referred to as Gilly Flower, Stock is at its best when grown in the humid weather of foggy, coastal areas. Grown today at farms in California, Colombia, and Ecuador, this fragrant flower is actually a known member of the mustard family. Known for its columns of ruffled flowers, stock gives bouquets a vintage and romantic styling, exuding its alluring fragrance to create unforgettable fresh flower arrangements.
Roses have been a time-honored favorite throughout the ages. Grown today at farms in Colombia, Ecuador, and Guatamala with the Sweetheart Rose varieties grown in Kenya, Tanzania, India, and Colombia, the rose is highly symbolic, with each color expressing a different emotion. Red roses being the most popular, these treasured blooms are set to convey passion and love. The rose is the official floral emblem of the United States, signed into legislation by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Stunning at every turn, roses lend their beauty easily to any flower arrangement, but these incredible blooms are also set to impress when simply gathered together to create a display of swirling petals, exuding a sweet fragrance. Rose Care and Handling
Lilies have been cultivated and loved for over 3 millennia. A symbol of tenderness to the ancient Greeks, we most strongly associate the lily with thoughts of purity and grace today. Grown at farms in Costa Rica, California, Colombia, Ecuador, and Holland, there are approximately 110 members in the entire lily family. With their large star-shaped blooms, lilies add a splash of color and beauty to mixed bouquets as they stretch their long petals across the length of the arrangement, but to create a full and fragrant display these flowers, flaunting more than 1 bloom per stem, are exceptional all on their own. Lilies Care and Handling
Adored for their bright yellow coloring, sunflowers exude a happy energy that we all find irresistible. Native to North America and grown today at farms in California, Ecuador, Colombia, Michigan, and Florida, sunflowers are one of the fastest growing plants, able to reach heights of 8 to 12 feet tall within a 6-month period. Available in yellow with a brown center, with dyed varieties also commonly found in the marketplace, a well-known sunflower characteristic is that the flowering heads track the sun's movement throughout the day, a phenomenon known as heliotropism. With a lifespan of 7 days, these incredible blooms give a sunlit, summery feel to any mixed bouquet, and add a classic comfort to harvest happenings, making them a perfect way to brighten any day. Sunflowers Care and Handling
Often thought of as a Dutch flower, tulips originated in Central Asia, in which it has long been recognized as the national flower of Turkey. Currently grown at farms in Holland, California, Michigan, Virginia, and Canada, these beloved blooms have been cultivated for over 500 years. Once the most expensive flower in the world, in the 1600s, when tulips were first introduced to Holland, they became so widely popular that an economy of trading, referred to as, "Tulip Mania," grew seemingly overnight. This trend was short-lived however, and when the tulip economy crashed, so did the fortunes of many of the Dutch. Long considered a sign of spring, tulips are now available year round to help us inspire and express our most heartfelt emotions to those we hold near and dear.
Also known as Arum Lily, Trumpet Lily, and even Pig Lily, the Calla Lily has a certain elegance and sophistication that has captured our attention for centuries. Though called a lily, it is not really part of the lily family but comes from a flowering genus of 28 species originating in Africa. Currently grown at farms in Colombia, Ecuador, and California, this bloom's name, Calla, comes from the Greek term for beautiful, and brings a chic style to any fresh flower arrangement. A favorite for many brides, calla lilies are often used at weddings, but create a wonderful way bring a modern flair to any flower bouquet.
A symbol of friendship and devotion, Peruvian Lilies, or Alstromeria, were named after the Swedish botanist Klas von Alstroemer as this flower's seeds were among many collected by the botanist on a trip to Spain in 1753. Grown today at farms in Colombia and Ecuador, Peruvian Lilies are known to have upside down leaves, with the leaf twisting as it leaves the stem, turning it so the bottom faces upwards. Peruvian Lilies bring color and texture to any fresh flower arrangement whether used to give a mixed bouquet a fuller look with its multiple blooms per stem, or when simply gathered together to create a remarkable fresh flower bouquet all on their own.
Honestly the happiest flower on earth, gerbera daisies symbolize innocence, purity, and cheerfulness. Originally from Africa and currently grown at farms in California, Ecuador, Colombia, and Holland, this brilliant bloom was first discovered in 1880 by Robert Jameson, a Scotsman operating a gold mine in Transvaal. Since then gerbera daisies have captured the attention of breeders and plant collectors who sought to create the brilliant colors and sturdy nature that these blooms showcase currently in today's market. Set to add cheer and fun to any mixed bouquet, gerbera daisies are simply irresistible when gathered together in different hues and textures, such as the spider variety to create a fun and festive flower arrangement.