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Always wanted to know more about a specific type of flower, green or branch? Our #flowerwiki blog section helps you to enrich your knowledge!
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Fascinating Product Stories

We learn you all about the origin of products and their symbolism, which is often accompanied by beautiful stories. Stories you can tell your customers when they ask you for advice on how to fill a specific order, like a bridal bouquet, holiday centerpiece, or funeral tribute!

Did you know that the name “Amaryllis” comes from the Greek word amarussein, what means sparkling? What a beautiful name for a flower! Because it truly adds that extra little bit of sparkle to every floral Christmas design! And did you know there are more than 2000 Hyacinth varieties, which are almost all are grown in the Netherlands? Our little country proved to be extremely suitable for the cultivation of these gorgeous flowers, because of the dune ground!

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Floral Design Suggestions

Next, to the theoretical enrichment, we also offer you practical input: which products match magnificently with each other? Gloriosa combines perfectly with Gerbera and Craspedia. Think of the gorgeous Ranunculus flowers, in combination with other romantic flowers like Tulip and Muscari. Lovely! Visit our floral design inspiration section for more design suggestions.

Care Tips

Now you have ordered all those stunning flowers, you must be sure that you treat them the right way, so rot and other trouble can be prevented. But how much water do you need to put into the bucket? This can differ per product!

Visit the product pages to see what applies to every product.

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Chamaecyparis
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Chamaecyparis

Chamaecyparis belongs to the species Conifer and is part of the Cypress family Cupressaceae. This type of tree is native to eastern Asia, in specific Japan and Taiwan, and some Northern states of the United States. Chamaecyparis are dwarf growing Cypress trees.

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Hypericum

Hypericum is native to the Mediterranean region of Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East. There are hundreds of Hypericum varieties, in many different colors. The flower is also widely known as St. John Wort. This species, Hypericum Perforatum, is known for the beneficial effects and is being processed in various pharmaceutical products.

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Monstera Leaf

This plant occurs naturally in the tropical forests of southern Mexico to Panama. It is a climbing plant with meaty air roots that can grow up to 20 meters. The plant belongs to the Araceae family, the same family to which the Calla belongs.

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Rose

The queen of the flowers, and by far the most popular cut flower is the rose. Roses have been praised for centuries for their beauty, the history of this flower goes far back in time. The Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, and Romans were already familiar with this flower and used the flower in different rituals.

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Calla Lily

Rarely a flower is known by so many different names. Besides Calla Lily, we also know the flower under the names Calla, Zantedeschia, Arum Aethiopicum, and Arum Lily. The latter name refers to the origin of the flower and the shape (calyx) of the flower. The name Zantedeschia comes from the Italian botanist G. Zantedeschi (1773 – 1846). It’s discoverer, Kurt Sprengel (1766–1833), called it like this as a tribute. Calla refers to the Greek word for beautiful, and also Aethiopicum has a Greek origin and means ‘sunbathed.’

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Lily

Like more flowers, also the name of the Lily comes from a Greek legend. While feeding her baby Hercules, the goddess Era spilled milk on the ground. There on that spot, was growing a Lily.

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Hydrangea

One of the most famous flowers is the Hydrangea. Its name comes from the shape of the flower, which looks (with a little imagination) like an old pitcher. Botanist Grovonius discovered the plant in 1771. He combined the names Hydro (which means water) and Angeion (which means pitcher), and the name Hydrangea was born. Another story about the origin of the name is the story that the flower is named after a famous woman: Queen Hortense (daughter of Napoleon and Josephine de Beauharnais).

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Pincushion

Once this flower only grew in South Africa on the rocky coast of Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope). Nowadays, fortunately, many more people can enjoy this beautiful bloom. The flower belongs to the Leucospermum family, a family with more than 50 species.

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Tulip

Perhaps the best-known export product of The Netherlands is the Tulip. Nevertheless, this flower (and bulb) comes originally not from the Netherlands but, surprisingly, from Turkey (the Ottoman Empire). The Latin name for Tulip is Tulipa, which means translated “the flower that looks like a turban”. In the 16th century, the tulip became a popular flower at the Turkish empire of Suleyman the Great. At that time the men used to wear a turban in Turkey.

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Ilex

Ilex is a species of 400 flowering plants out of the holy family (Aquifoliaceae). The plant is originally from the eastern part of North America and the southeast in Canada. Native Americans used the berries for medical purpose. That’s the reason the plant got the nickname fever bush. One of the other names of this plant is winterberry. The plant loses all his leaves in the winter, the only thing what remains are the typical berries. But be careful! Those berries are mildly toxic to humans.

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Echeveria

Echeveria is named after the 18th-century Mexican painter and draftsman Anastasio Echeverria. The Spanish king then sent a explorers team to Mexico to map the flora. New plants were painted and signed by Anastasio Echeverria.

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Ranunculus

Ranunculus comes from a large family called Ranunculaceae, a family with many famous flowers.  Aconitum, Delphinium, and Peony also belong to this family. Ranunculus is originally from Central Asia. How the flower finally found her way to Europe is not clear. Probably the flower looked so good that sailors took the flower back home.

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Lisianthus

The root of Lisianthus can be found in the southern states of the USA. The flower occurred in the prairies of Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, and Nevada. There the flower grew in river beds as a pure prairie plant. However, the rise of Lisianthus as a cut flower started in Japan. In the 1930s Japanese growers started breeding, and even today our assortment consists of varieties with a Japanese origin. For that reason, the flower is also known as the Japanese rose.

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Cymbidium

The Orchid family counts more than forty varieties; they are all family of the Cymbidium. Many Orchids need the tropical heat to grow, but not Cymbidium. Originally this flower comes from the Himalayas, where the flower grew at high altitude. On this rocky soil and with cold temperatures the plant is doing well. Due to these circumstances, the plant has developed strong cut flowers with a long vase life.

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