Sun’s out and summer is officially here! Although you would think all summer flowers love loads of sunshine, one is more heat-resistant than the other. Scroll down and meet some of our favourite heat-resistant flowers.
Available from July until October, the Calla Lily is a true summer bloomer. On top of that, its colourful appearance reflects the summer months perfectly. From yellow to green and from orange to purple – there is a wide range of colours available. Did you know that ‘Calla’ is Greek for ‘beautiful’? We have to agree, these blooms are stunners! Besides, the Calla Lilly is associated with purity, holiness and faithfulness. As if we needed any more reasons to go get these beautiful flowers straight away ;).
Phlox is a great example of a filler flower, ready to complement each summer bouquet. It can also be used to create height in a garden-style flower arrangement. Phlox is available in pale blue, violet, pink, red or white. As a garden plant, Phlox is a perennial meaning that the flowers will return year after year. Depending on the exact variety, Phlox can fill the room (or the garden) with a nice scent.
The Lisianthus, also known as Eustoma is definitely summer-loving. The moment you walk into a Lisianthus greenhouse it feels like you have reached your favourite holiday destination. Did you know that Eustoma is also a great flower to tell someone that you are grateful? Appreciation, gratitude and charisma is exactly what the Lisianthus stands for. Click here if you would like to know more about the Lisianthus, which also happens to be our Flower of the Month June.
Delicate and small, though well-known and loved by many – that’s how we would describe these heat-resistant flowers. Often famed because of its heavenly sweet aromas, the Sweet Pea is both a popular garden plant and cut flower. As a garden plant, the Sweet Pea – also known by its botanical name Lathyrus – is fairly easy to care for. Lots of sunlight and warmth are the most important requirements to let these blooms thrive.
These flowers are praised for their large, eye-catching spathes in beautiful colours such as red, pink, purple, green and white. Out of all the heat-resistant flowers on this list, the Anthurium is the most long-lasting bloom. Did you know that the Anthurium has tropical roots and can last up to 28 days? Place them in a bright spot (no direct sunlight!) and/or in a spot with a high level of humidity, like the bathroom for example.
Cymbidiums are true summer lovers and just like the Anthurium, they are long-lasting flowers. You could enjoy Cymbidiums for up to 21 days. The same goes for its long-lasting siblings: Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis and Vanda Orchids. What’s your favourite? Besides the fact that these orchids last long under warm conditions, their appearance is reminiscent of tropical destinations as well.
Of course, we couldn’t conclude this list without mentioning the Queen of all summer flowers: the Helianthus, better known as the Sunflower. Sunflowers adore the sun in such a way that their heads follow the sun during the day, making sure they catch every sunbeam they can get. At night, the head turns to the east ready for the next morning’s sunrise. This is known as ‘heliotropism’. As a cut flower the Helianthus is a very thirsty flower, so make sure they get plenty of water.
Which one of the above-mentioned heat-resistant flowers is your favourite? Contact your local florist and let them work their magic on a summer bouquet filled with the flowers of your choice.