Looking for a beautiful bouquet for a special event that you can continue to enjoy after it ends? Want to send well wishes to someone while ensuring they can enjoy the blooms for a couple of weeks? The flowers you choose make a difference!
Some of the longest lasting flower options for bouquets are carnations, chrysanthemums, alstroemeria, and gladiolus. Zinnias are a great option in the summer, too! They’re hardy and come in a variety of colors, including two-tones. They make a lovely accent flower and pair well with other long-lasting flowers.
Zinnias, carnations, and chrysanthemums have short, stout petals that go well in birthday and get well arrangements. They also look very cute sitting next to a plush animal, which we can add to any bouquet. Alstroemeria and gladiolus have long, slender stalks with delicate petals and work well for more formal occasions, such as weddings, funerals, fundraisers, and other special events.
Roses can also have lasting power, depending on the variety plus growing and storage conditions. And who doesn't love roses mixed into a bouquet? They’re a classic flower and are available in a wide range of colors to fit any occasion.
While orchids are most often thought of as a potted flowering plant, they can also be used in cut bouquets. They’re pretty hardy and pair well with other flowers, but because they are especially beautiful and unique with their delicate and intricate petals, they tend to steal the spotlight and should be used thoughtfully in a mixed bouquet.
A mix of any of these flowers will provide a nice variety of heights, colors, and fragrance while also meeting the need for lasting power. Plus, if you choose a special vase, the recipient can continue to enjoy it long after the original bouquet fades.
And don’t forget that how you care for your flowers impacts how long they last! Check out our tips for fresh flower care here
We’re always happy to help you create a beautiful and long-lasting bouquet to fit what you’re envisioning. Give us a call to discuss colors, size, and any other preferences, and we’ll make it happen.
--lilygrass flowers and decor
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