What’s fresh? The first flowers of the new year!

What’s fresh? The first flowers of the new year!

A look at the seasonal flowers you’ll find in some of our bouquets over the next couple of weeks. They’ll add beauty and balance to your home this winter.

Pandanus (1)

Look familiar? The Pandanus amaryllifolius is a tropical plant in the Pandanus (screwpine) genus. It’s more commonly known to us though, as pandan leaves! It’s been used to flavour South and Southeast Asian cooking for centuries. The leaves are used fresh or dried and have a slightly nutty fragrance, which is utilized to flavour sweet and savoury food from India to China and from Bangladesh to Indonesia. Funnily enough, this plant is quite rare in the wild but widely cultivated, due to its popularity in cooking (and delicious flavour).

Rosa ‘Tycoon’ (2)

Roses have had the honour of being the most popular flower in the world for centuries, probably due to the wide their variety of colour, size, and fragrance. Rosa Tycoon is certainly a cheerful addition to any bouquet. Fun fact: The Netherlands is the world’s leading rose exporters, but the English have been cultivating and hybridizing roses as far back as the 15th Century! After the War of Roses, a victorious Henry VII created the Rose of England (Tudor Rose) through crossbreeding.

Dianthus ‘Bangkok’ (3)

Dianthus (carnations) stand for love, fascination, and distinction – probably just some of the sensations you’d feel walking through Bangkok for the first time! This bright little flower conjures up the vibrant, bustling energy of the city and its exotic allure. Pink carnations generally stand for Mother’s love, but for this variation, we think ‘infatuation’ is a more fitting meaning because of its powerful colour.

Astrantia major ‘Star of Billion’ (4)

Astrantia major belongs to the genus Astrantia and the Apiaceae family. Sometimes this genus is known as Masterwort or Hattie’s pincushion – the clusters of tiny white flowers crowded together on the dome-shaped flowerhead do look very much like a sewing pincushion! It’s very likely that its name came from the Greek ‘astron’, meaning star.

  1. Pandanus
  2. Rosa ‘Tycoon’
  3. Dianthus ‘Bangkok’
  4. Astrantia major ‘Star of Billion’

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