With the continuing stories of economic doom and gloom, value-for-money has never been talked about so much and when it comes to flowers that means searching out cut flowers that last longer than most. Indeed, that’s a question customers of Direct2florist often ask us.
Whilst the way you look after your flowers plays a big part in the longevity of flowers – more about that later – there are certain varieties that last for longer than is the norm. One of these – and a flower that’s a real favourite amongst consumers is the Chrysanthemum. It’s a cheaper flower – so better value-for-money to begin with – and is available year round in an enviable selection of colours and sizes, making it perfect for every occasion.
Carnations and Gladioli generally last just as long as Chrysanthemums and, for a more expensive option, try orchids, which are definite contenders for top spot in the longevity stakes. Roses and Lilies have an average lifespan if looked after properly.
No matter which flowers you choose, be sure to follow the florist’s care instructions and use the flower food if provided – it makes a big difference, as we’ll show in next month’s newsletter.
Finally, for the best possible life, why not consider sending plants as gifts?