Radiant colours and appealing shapes: sunflower (Helianthus), feverfew (Tanacetum) and statice (Limonium bunatum) make up a versatile trio that provide exciting bouquets in terms of volume and shape and are also very suitable for airy rustic bouquets. The three of them are on the Flower Agenda because they represent sunshine, blooming fields and the sea: three things that are very much associated with summer. Summer flowers fit seamlessly with the interiors trend in which greenery and nature offer balance against the advancing technology in the home: in this case ‘smart’ goes together with ‘heart’.
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The sunflower is very recognisable: a sturdy, slightly hairy stem that forms a thick bud at the top from which a large flower with a dark heart emerges. There are also sunflowers with a green heart and with a fluffy flower. The length of a cut sunflower is usually between 50 and 60cm.
Feverfew has small white flowers and yellow heart. The flowers smell spicy, and the stems reach a maximum length of 60cm. This flower has a simple, natural look that is very fresh and gives the feeling of a meadow flower.
Statice is usually blue and sometimes yellow, lilac, pink or bi-coloured. In the wild this flower grows on salt marshes and in areas affected by tides. It brings a seaside feel to a bouquet. This cut flower is also 50-60cm in length.
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