My Top Florals for 2019
January 30, 2019
Although last year had an abundance of beautiful floral arrangements, I feel like 2019 is going to be even more refined, elegant, and thoughtful. I created this list of my top favorite florals that I think you should consider adding to your bouquet. There needs to be a balance between delicate petals that bring in femininity and the hardy and robust nature to stand time. This is the balance I tried to keep in mind when making this list. I want to suggest flowers and filer that will be gorgeous but also will last all day and dry beautiful for a wonderful keepsake.
Brassica oleracea (Aka; Wild Cabbage)
Blending the two of the 2019 trends of Forest and Ethereal, the wild cabbage is a beautiful, unique addition to any floral arrangement. It’s deep and rich green, organic texture, and muted neutrals pairs wonderful with the softer petals of garden roses or peonies. Available in late summer and fall and has a long vase life.
Ozothamnus diosmifolius (aka Riceflower)
Pulling inspiration from new age minimalism with mythical and intuitive elements, the pink riceflower combines soft tints with rich base tones and warm textures, soft gender-neutral pink, dubbed “the new neutral” for 2019. The riceflower adds amazing texture with its dense heads of small white “flowers”. It has a vase life of a little longer than ten days but dries beautiful and can be bought all year long.
Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. Muted tan and a soft, blushing peach are among the key colors. You’ll notice first are deep purple and a rich dark pink that pop against the softer hues. One way to express faith in the future is to put a twist on tradition, and using the dahlia will sure do that. These big blooms are in season in mid-July.
Moluccella laevis (aka Bells of Ireland)
The Bells of Ireland is a summer flowering annual, small green bell-shaped foliage which runs up the length of the stem surrounds small white flowers buried deep inside. Plunging into the ferny woods, we discover a world of inspiration in the deep, rich colors under the forest canopy, the patterned, textured greenery.
Spray roses refer to roses that grow with clusters of blooms on one stem or branch. The clusters they make fill in space; you can combine spray roses with other flowers and greenery in bigger bouquets for a thick and lush appearance. The soft ruffly petals add a romantic and timeless to a classic nature of the rose.
Astilbe (aka False goat’s beard)
Astilbe is a perennial with beautiful, showy flowers atop glossy, fern-like foliage. Its fluffy flowers add texture, dreaminess, and almost exotic nature to any arrangement. It dries just as beautiful, so rest assured that when you dry your bouquet it will hold up.
Stachys byzantina (aka Lamb’s ear)
Similarly, this gray-greenery will give your bouquet or arrangement extra dimension and it’s sure to last. This luxurious foliage has a fuzzy and fleecy fabric like chenille, distressed velvet, along with frosted finishes. Check out the featured blog post for this beautiful bouquet!
Ranunculaceae (aka Buttercup)
Great cut flower with delicate paper-like blooms that are available in a range of interesting pastel colors. Considering the delicate nature of the blooms, ranunculus is remarkably long-lasting. Symbolizing radiant charm, this native-to-Asia flower is beloved for its showy, ruffled petals that blossom in a near-perfect circle.
Bridal Piano Rosaceae (aka Bridal Garden Rose)
Considered to be a garden rose because of the high petal count, distinct petal shape, and garden rose scent, the sweet, soft pink with creamy undertones. While many of these varieties have a shorter vase life than most of the hybrid tea varieties: they are valued for their beautiful form, unique colors, and exquisite scents. Many florists love it as an alternative to the peony.
Eryngium (aka Thistle)
Concluding with this thistle-like flower and is available in a number of different shapes, sizes, and varieties; usually in blue or green shades. Spiky leaves, silvery stems, and deep bluish-violet orbs, thistle adds a striking textural accent to your floral designs.
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