Our Winter Favourites

Winter florals present us with a range of fresh, perfumed blooms and an abundance of colourful gems that are not to be missed during the colder months. Bright and fragrant flowers are perfect to lift those gloomy winter moods in the frosty weather.  Many of our selected winter picks have been exhibited within our store, included for functions and in a splash of winter/spring weddings. As the cold winter months come to a close, the Viva team want to share a few of many of their favourites this winter.

Daphne Spurge Laurels

A girl’s name, but also a collection of small white/ pink flowers that cluster together on a thick branch. Accompanied by the brightest green leaves, this favourite smells like the candy cereal, all kids love; fruitloops! It is native to Asia, Europe and North Africa, where it is known for its enchanting fragrance and poisonous berries.

Vase life – 3 to 5 days

Hellebore Helleborus

This dainty feminine flower lives up to its informal name of the ‘Winter Rose’, seen in their beauty and delicate open blooms. Unknown to many, the Hellebore are available in store as both a potted plant and cut flower. Viva features our favourites of the dusty pink, dark green and of course white. All beautiful and fragrance free, making for an easy gift for any who nurse an interest in the slightly more exotic. The potted Hellebore is must have, ‘pick-me-up’ for the duration of winter.

Vase life – 5 to 7 days

Earlicheer Erlicheer

Known as the double jonquil, this intoxicating bloom is certainly one we cheer for due to its ability to grow easy during those cold winter months. The Earlicheer flower is small, however joined by its friends, this favourite lifts any room with its pleasantly invigorating and garden-like perfume. Earlicheer is seen in our posies in store and dashed through the copious functions we perform during Winter. A perfect addition to any arrangement to give that special someone a smell to remember.

Vase life – 5 to 7 days

Peach Frill Tulip Tulipa

These funky tulips receive their name from the distinctive frilled edge that lines their petals. This type of tulip come in colours of blue, green, orange, red and white, however Viva’s favourite and most common is the pink, peach tinged bloom. The Peach Frill Tulip exhibits a white frill that is unusual to any eye. It is elegant and soft, yet its delicate frills give it a kick of fun. These blooms are gorgeous and a stand out in any arrangement, but nevertheless are mesmerising en masse. Continue to see these happy tulips until the cold weather ceases.

Vase life – 5 to 10 days

Sweet Pea Lathyrus Odoratus

A favourite by all. The Sweet Pea is the daintiest of all flowers. It features delicate blooms that arrange themselves in a bell-like way on a tiniest of green stems. In store, Sweet Pea is available in an array of the softest pinks, whites, creams, and the most vibrant reds and purples. This perfumed favourite adds a feminine touch to any arrangement. Also seen in pots, this quaint plant is a climber that adores full sun and their own garden, where they can prosper and flourish into their name, a sweet pea.

Vase life – 4 to 7 days

Hyacinths Hyacinthus

Chunky yet delicate, these bulb flowers also offer a distinctive perfume that is both sweet and fresh. The Hyacinth’s star-like flowers bloom in clusters of pastels tones; white, pink, peach, ashy blue and mauve. These elusive flowers are native to the Eastern shorelines of the Mediterranean, however are commercially grown and mainly cultivated in the Netherlands. The tiny delicate flowers cling to a thick, fragile stem that is easily crushed in arrangements, and is therefore most commonly used in vessels alone or en masse.

Vase life – 5 to 7 days

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