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2015 in Review: Flower Care and Handling

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flower typeAmong the offerings in the Flower Care and Handling section of our website, Floralife offers a wide selection of flower-specific advice to help you keep your cut flowers fresher and longer lasting. Grower, wholesaler, retailer, enthusiast – there’s something for everybody. Here are the flower articles we highlighted in the Flower Focus blog this past year!

Anemone, also known as the Lily of the Field or Poppy Anemone, is native to Mediterranean Europe. They come in a variety of colors, including red, pink, purple, blue and white.

Alstroemeria: Floralife offers care and handling tips for the Alstroemeria. Known as the Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Inca, Parrot Lily, or Princess Lily, Alstroemeria is native to the Andes Mountains in South America. It comes in a variety of colors, except blue.

Agapanthus: A lovely cut flower from South Africa. You can find this beauty, known as the Lily of the Nile or the Blue African Lily, in blue or white.

Asiatic Lily: Originated in Asia but now thrives throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere, and even into the northern subtropics. Check out these care and handling tips for the Lily, which comes in a variety of colors, including white, orange, yellow, pink, and red.

Aster – Matsumoto: Also known as China astera, it is native to East Asia and Japan. They come in a variety of colors including apricot, coral, light blue, cream, pink, red and white with a yellow centers.

Bird of Paradise: Also known as Crane flower, Crane lily or Wild Banana, the Bird of Paradise is native to southern Africa. Each flower is multi-colored and features blue, white, orange and yellow. Check out these practical Bird of Paradise care and handling tips for the grower, the wholesaler and the retailer.

Lisianthus: Known as Texas bluebell, Prairie gentian, Poor man’s rose and Lira de San Pedro, and is native to the Continental US. The Lisianthus comes in a variety of colors including purple, pink, green, and white.

Dendrobium Orchid: Native to Asia, the Orchid, specifically the Dendrobium, is also known as Bamboo orchid, Singapore orchid, Lindley’s orchid, or Jenkin’s Orchid. Here are some care and handling tips for the Orchid, which comes in a variety of colors including purple, pink, red, yellow, green, orange, and bi-color.

Snapdragon: Also known as Antirrhinum, rabbit’s lips, and lion’s lips, is native to Europe and North America. This ruffled concoction comes in a variety of colors including green, orange, pink, red, white and yellow.

Stock Flower: Also known as Virginia Stock or Gillyflower, is native to the Mediterranean. This delicate, cross-shaped flower comes in a variety of colors including white, cream, yellow, peach, lavender, pink, purple and burgundy.

Sunflower: Scientific name Helianthus, is originally from the Midwestern and Western USA. The Sunflower comes in shades of yellow, red, brown and orange.  As always, Floralife has some practical  Sunflower care and handling tips for the grower, the wholesaler and the retailer.

That’s the flower care and handling rundown for 2015, and we are just getting started! Remember, these articles are full of practical advice, including a helpful list of Floralife products that will help you keep your flowers looking their best. So be sure to check them out!

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