AMARYLLIS & SKIMMIA
We love the pre-Christmas season – you can finally stroll back to Christmas markets, drink mulled wine, eat baked apples and enjoy the very special atmosphere that December gives us – “Advent Star” symbolizes all of that together. What should you definitely not be missing in December? For us, amaryllis is definitely one of our December favorites. For the table vase we are therefore sending you beautiful dark red amaryllis with majestic flowers and delicate skimmia this week.
You can get these short-stemmed flowers from us until December 5, 2016. Order your flower subscription here or change your subscription By Thursday, December 1st, 2016, choose December 5th, 2016 as the delivery date at the latest and look forward to your wonderful BLOOMS of the week!
amaryllis originally come from the south of Africa and is actually a rather difficult plant to cultivate. Strictly speaking, the flowers known in Germany under the name Amaryllis are not “real” Amaryllis, but belong to the family of the Knight Star – the South African Amaryllis is called Belladonnalile in German. Nevertheless, the flower is a festive eye-catcher and inspires us especially in Christmas combinations. We recommend sticking a wooden stick into the hollow stem of the amaryllis so that the stems stay upright even after the flowers have opened. You can also wrap scotch tape around the stems to prevent them from curling up at the bottom – this will not affect durability in any way. More information and care instructions for amaryllis can be found here.
A few stems form the contrast to the large flowers of the amaryllis this week Skimmia. This extraordinary flower belongs to the diamond family and has its origins in China, Japan and Korea. The evergreen plant grows there in forests and can reach heights of up to 7 meters. It is particularly popular in winter as an addition to Christmas bouquets. You can find more information and care instructions for Skimmia here.
Our vase recommendation for “Advent Star”
For our “Advent Star” combination, we recommend a relatively tall vase that holds the amaryllis stems in place.
We wish you a wonderful week with the flowers!
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