Look beautiful in your floor vase: roses and santini
A floral classic with a modern twist! This week we’re combining pink roses with playful green button santini.
ORIGIN OF ROSES
The distinctive beauties have their home in the northern temperate and subtropical zone. The developmental center of origin is in Asia. Most species are still found here today. Roses are originally only native to the northern hemisphere. All the roses in the southern hemisphere were settled by humans. Most of the time, roses have an intense scent and are therefore not only pleasing to the eye.
MEANING OF ROSES
There are many meanings and symbols that are assigned to the rose family. In many cultures the rose stands for love, femininity, romance and vitality. Their meaning changes depending on the color and shape. Pink roses stand for joy and happiness and should also arouse them in the partner. So our BLOOMS OF THE WEEK are true proof of love!
Roses are among the most popular cut flowers in Germany and can be easily combined with other flowers. We are combining the snow-white roses with green Santini this week.
The small button-like Santini belong to the Asteraceae family and are currently one of 30 different types of chrysanthemum.
Originally from China in the 15th century BC, the garden chrysanthemum found its way to Europe via Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is now widespread there.
The Santini crossed with several types of chrysanthemum belongs to the group of Chrysanthemum indicum hybrids and adorns many pretty bouquets thanks to its easy processing and ideal length (55 cm on average).
Their mostly 6 flowers (flower buds) reach an average size of max. 4 cm when opened and are therefore ideal for our bouquet.
MEANING OF SANTINI
The composites, which originate from East Asia, can look back on a long, 2000-year “career”: Even in ancient China they were the symbol of autumn and a long life. They only begin to bloom when all the other flowers have already said goodbye. As an emperor’s symbol, they became the national flower of Japan and a real Japanese sukiyaki (Japanese stew) is not complete without the bitterly resinous aroma of Santini sprouts. Introduced in Europe in the middle of the 19th century, Santini were initially considered an exotic treasure. Nowadays you can enjoy its infinite variety and bloom almost all year round. And if you want to experience a city in Germany in a Santini frenzy, you should definitely go to Lahr in autumn. Because there the popular plants spring from fountains, over bridge railings and balconies everywhere.
TAKE CARE OF ROSES AND SANTINI
You don’t need to be afraid of contact with roses, because we have already carefully removed their thorns. Cut the roses diagonally with a sharp knife to make it easier for them to absorb water and thus to extend their shelf life. Change the water in the vase every 2-3 days if possible to enjoy the flowers for a long time.