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Flower Facts

Flower care guides and tips for caring for your flowers

Our arrangements and baskets can feature a wide variety of flowers, some of which require different care. Please select the type of arrangement or variety that you're interested in from the list below to find out how to best care for your flowers. If you’re looking for flowers with a particular meaning, why not check out our flower meanings guide below.

Call us on 024 7636 8352 or call in to the shop at 113 Wheelwright Lane, Coventry if you’ve any particular flower questions - we’re always on hand to help.

How to lengthen the life of your flowers

To really get the most from your arrangement see our tips below on how to make your flowers last longer. Most flower arrangements will last between 4-7 days depending on the type of flower and how they’re cared for. Why not give them a little extra care and enjoy your flowers for longer. Here are our top tips for looking after your flowers:

  • Fill a vase with water mixed with flower food.
  • Do not use ice cold water, it’s best to use water at room temperature.
  • Flower foods make flowers last longer but it is important to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet - for maximum effect don’t dilute with more water than indicated.
  • Before adding your flowers to the vase, trim approximately 1-2 inches from the bottom of each stem, cutting with a sharp knife at a 45 degree angle. Do not let the newly cut end dry off before transferring it back to your vase.
  • Bacteria grows quickly in the water and not only will this look unsightly it’s harmful to your flowers. To avoid spoiled flowers, empty the vase every couple of days and refill with fresh water.
  • Remember to re-cut the stems before you replace your flowers, ideally cutting 1-2 inches off each stem again to ensure proper absorption of the water. Make sure your knife or scissors are sharp and will cut, not crush the stems.
  • Keep flowers in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes flowers to dehydrate. Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.
  • If you receive an item in oasis, ensure that the oasis foam is damp at all times. If it is dry pour water down the back of the arrangement slowly so that the water is gradually absorbed.

Flowers and their meanings

Acacias Flowers
Sadness
Cyclamens Flowers
Sentiment
Love in a Mist Flowers
Perplexity
Agapanthus Flowers
Happiness
Cypress Flowers
Mourning
Mistletoes Flowers
Kiss me!
Almonds Flowers
Truth
Dahlias Flowers
Dignity
Myrtles Flowers
Love
Alstromerias Flowers
Devotion
Daisy daisies Flowers
Purity
Narcissus Daffodils Flowers
Good Luck
Amaranthus Flowers
Everlasting Love
Dandelions Flowers
Love’s Oracle
Oaks Flowers
Hospitality
Amaryllis Flowers
Splendid Beauty
Evening primroses Flowers
Inconstancy
Olives Flowers
Peace
Anemones Flowers
Breath
Everlasting Flowers
Eternity
Orchids Flowers
Beauty
Antirrhinum Snapdraggons Flowers
Gracious Lady
Forget me not Flowers
Faithful Love
Pansy Pansies Flowers
Deep Thought
Appleblossoms Flowers
Good Luck
Geraniums Flowers
Peaceful Mind
Passion Flowers
Warmth Of Feeling
Asters Flowers
Love and Contentment
Gladioli gladiolus Flowers
Infatuation
Peppermints Flowers
Immortality
Basil Flowers
A King
Grapevines Flowers
Intoxication
Petunias Flowers
Presence
Bittersweets Flowers
Affection
Grass grasses Flowers
Humble Submission
Resurrection Flowers
Immortality
Bluebells Flowers
Gratitude
Hawthorns Flowers
Enclosure
Roses Flowers
Love
Buttercups Flowers
Endearment
Hazels Flowers
Emblem of Reconciliation
Sage of Bethlehem
Flowers Wisdom
Cactus Flowers Great
Endurance
Heath Flowers
Solitude
Snowdrops Flowers
Consolation
Camellias Flowers
Excellence
Hemp Flowers
Destiny
Spider Flowers
Togetherness
Carnations Dianthus Flowers
Admiration
Houseleeks Flowers
Divine Protection
Sunflowers Flowers
Adoration
Cherry Blossoms Flowers
Spiritual Beauty
Hyacinths Flowers
Sorrow
Sweet Williams Flowers
Sweet Lady
Chrysanthemums Xanths Flowers
Elegance
Irises Flowers
Wisdom
Tulips Flowers
Perfect Love
Clovers Flowers
Prosperity
Larkspurs Flowers
Prevention
Violets Flowers
Violets
Columbines Flowers
Like a Dove
Laurels Flowers
Perseverance
WallFlowers Flowers
Perfection
Crocuses Flowers
Youthful Joy
Lilies Lily Flowers
Forever In Love
Zinnias Flowers
Remembrance
Crown Imperials Flowers
Pride of Birth
Lotus lotuses Flowers
Paradise
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