Ohh, those delicate little flowers of Phlox! Maybe a small flower, but big in its symbolism! The flowers are a symbol of sweet dreams and harmony. If you are giving Phlox flowers, you are giving the message of agreement and our souls are united. You don’t give this flower to everybody, only to people close to your heart. Read all about these amazing flowers in our Phlox Wholesale Guide!
Popular Phlox Wholesale Varieties
Phlox comes in a big variety of colors, from virgin white to different types of purple and (hot) pink shades. Colors that don’t occur often in nature, are available as Phlox. Think about special colors like black, blue and brown. This makes the Phlox a versatile flower, and easy to use in different types of bouquets. The flower is year-round available, and every season got its gems in color.
What is Phlox?
Phlox is a delicious-smelling flower, which belongs to the Polemoniaceae family. There are around 67 species, but there are only a few we use in the flower industry. The flower originates from North America and is mainly known as a garden plant. The cultivation of Phlox as a cut flower was somewhat forgotten, but nowadays this summer flower is back in business!
Where does The Name Phlox Come From?
Phlox’s name is derived from “phlogos”, which means flame. This is a reference to the bright color palette of the flowers, and it also explains the flower’s nickname; flame flower. Paniculata is the name of the most common species, this means “shaped plume”.
Phlox Wholesale Availability
The lovely Phlox is a summer flower and is only available in those months. Depending on the weather, the Dutch Phlox season often starts in May and ends in July. The flower is earlier already available from southern European countries (often starting in April).
Shop Care Tips for Phlox
When you are receiving the flowers, you should see the colors of the flowers. They should be not too open, but the flower buds should not be too tight. Stems should be green and firm. Cut the stems, remove the lower foliage and place the flowers in clean water. Preferably stored in the cooler.
Floral Design Inspiration with Phlox
The flower has a soft and romantic appearance and is therefore often used in this type of bouquet. Phlox is often used in mixed bouquets, you see rarely a bouquet of only Phlox. The flower combines easily with other soft-colored flowers like Syringa (Lilac), Roses, Anemones, and Gypsophilia. Or go for a summer-inspired bouquet with Phlox, Delphinium, Clematis, Poppy pods (Papaver), and Eucalyptus. Looking for something rougher? If so, combine Phlox with Eryngium, Anigozanthos, and parrot tulips. Phlox flowers develop in the vase, in the end, all the blooms will open up.
For more design inspiration, visit our Pinterest mood board! Also, you can watch our design tutorials. For example, this one, which shows you an amazing summer bouquet, or this one, for a fantastic late summer floral design. More design tutorials with Phlox flowers can be found here.