SUNFLOWERS, MONKEY HAT, CHRYSANTHEMUMS, SOLIDAGO & SLEEVES
The autumn sun couldn’t shine more intensely than our AUTUMN SUN bouquet, which adorns your floor vase this week! Sunflowers meet tall monkshood, autumnal chrysanthemums and delicate solidago and are given the finishing touches with bright safflowers.
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sunflowers stand for the summer and autumn sun like no other flower. Its botanical name Helianthus is made up of the two Greek words helios (sun) and anthos (flower). Since the Spanish brought the plant to Europe in the 16th century, it has been one of the most popular cut flowers of the late summer and autumn seasons.
In order to enjoy the sunflowers for as long as possible, first cut them diagonally with a sharp knife. Then place the stems in a bowl of hot water for 1-2 minutes – this removes any air that has entered and makes it easier for the flowers to absorb water. Then you can put the sunflowers in a tall vase with water at room temperature. You can find more information about sunflowers here.
The deep blue one Monkshood forms the complementary contrast to the sunflowers. The plant from the buttercup family has its botanical name Aconitum from Greek mythology and its beauty should be enjoyed with caution due to its high toxicity. Eisenhut needs a lot of water for maintenance, so check the water level in the vase every day. You can find more information and care instructions here.
Chrysanthemums are from the sunflower family and are originally from East Asia. Especially in ancient China, they were the symbol of autumn and a long life. They are also the emperor symbol of Japan and their sprouts are an indispensable part of the Japanese dish Sukiyaki. Chrysanthemums have been around in Europe since the 19th century and are now one of the most popular autumn flowers. In order to enjoy the flowers for a long time, it is best to cut them straight and give them plenty of fresh water. If the leaves hang a little after a few days, simply detach them completely from the stem. More information and care instructions for chrysanthemums can be found here.
Solidago – or goldenrod – was originally native to North America, but is now also widespread in Central Europe and can be found on gravel and along the road, among other things. In addition, she is awarded special healing powers.
When they arrive, the stems need to be cut at an angle and then plenty of fresh, clear water. More information can be found here.
Safflower also belong to the sunflower family and are widespread in both Egypt and Central Europe. They are mainly cultivated as useful plants and used for oil production or as medicinal plants. Due to their beautiful color and unusual shape, safflowers are also very popular as ornamental plants and cut flowers and add a great splash of color to every bouquet. The best care for the flowers is a diagonal cut after arrival and plenty of fresh water. You can find more information and care instructions here.
Our vase recommendation for “Autumn Sun”
The long-stemmed combination “Autumn Sun” looks best in a tall vase with an opening that is not too wide, in which especially the heavy heads of sunflowers and chrysanthemums can find good support.
We wish you a wonderful week with the flowers!
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