Popular Varieties of Flowers
Gerberas are well known for their amazing display of colours, which include: Yellow, Red, Hot Pink, Pale Pink, Pink, Lemon, Orange, White, Lime and Champagne. Gerberas are a popular choice for sending to hospitals as they are a great for cheering people up. They come from the Sunflower family and were given their name in honour of a German Botanist. Also commonly known as the African daisy it originated in Southern Africa and extends to Asia, where there you will find 30 other species of Gerberas growing in the wild. In Australia, the Gerbera is cultivated all year round using a controlled environment and is one of the most commercially grown flowers currently in the marketplace. They are great for any occasion including: birthdays, get well, thinking of you, just because and i love you.
Roses are well known for their simplistic beauty. There are over 100 species of Roses and they form a group of erect shrubs, and climbing or trailing plants with stems that lined with sharp prickles. Most Roses are native to Asia, but are also found growing wild in Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Some Rose varieties are highly fragranced and are well regarded also for their unique range of colours. Some colours include: Red, Yellow, Pink, Hot Pink, Lime, White, Lemon, Champagne, Cream, Apricot, Purple, Orange, Pale Pink and more unique colours are being cultivated constantly. Roses are largely used as ornamental plants in gardens and are great as climbers. They are durable and resistant to pests and disease and make great garden plants. Roses are a popular crop for both domestic and commercial cut flowers and are grown in Australia 12 months of the year through heating systems.
Iris comes from the Greek word used for rainbow, which refers to the wide range of colours available across species. Irises are perennial herbs growing from creeping rhizomes or, in drier climates, from bulbs. They have long, erect flowering stems which branch out and form clusters of smaller flowers. There are up to 300 different species of Iris growing around the world including, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. They have adapted to cold and warm climates and can be found high in the mountain slopes of Europe and low in the grasslands of Asia. The most common colours available commercially in Australia are Blue, Yellow and White. The Bearded Iris are perennial plants which means they flower once a year. They are very common as garden plants in Australia and are available in many unique colours and varieties.
The Orchid family is known as the second largest family of flowering plants. Currently there are over 21,950 known varieties of Orchids in the world. Orchids have become very popular throughout the years and now one of the most highly sought after flowering plant on the marketplace. They are well known for their long lasting nature, variety of colour and unique blossoms. Orchids are mainly found in South Asia and make up much of Singapore’s flower export market. Many of the Orchids found in Australia are imported from Singapore or Thailand. Orchids grow best in humid climates and thrive in places located around the equator. They grow naturally in Northern Queensland and are popular garden plants. They are found in very unique colours ranging from Pinks, Yellows to Limes. As a cut flower in Australia the Orchid is up there as one of the most sought after cut flowers. They are well regarded by locals as being unique, long lasting and great value. Orchids are available in Australia all year round and suitable for many occasions.
Tulips are one of the most popular cut flowers on the marketplace. Their unique blossom and range of colours makes them popular with customers. They come in over 109 species and are perennial bulb flowering plants. They prefer the cold weather months, and grow in mountainous areas with cool to temperate climates. They are thought to grow mainly in the Netherlands but also grow wildly in Europe, Asia and Africa. They are available in a unique range of colours including a burnt Orange, Maroon Red, Lime’s and Yellows. Although Tulips lack any scent they are well regarded for their simplistic yet unforgettable and majestic appearance. They naturally flower in Spring, but can be found grown commercially in Melbourne and Sydney most months of the year, excluding January and February. Tulips are popular flowers for wedding bouquets and although slightly more expensive than most other mainstream flowers, they are still a great choice when deciding to send someone flowers, especially if you are looking for something different.
Chrysanthemums, often called mums or chrysanths, are of the genus (Chrysanthemum) making up approximately 30 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Chrysanthemums are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. The name Chrysanthemum is derived from the Greek words, chrysos (gold) and anthos (flower), along with the name the Chinese initialy gave the flower, mums.
See also Australian native flowers
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