Spring has finally sprung and we’re in excitement overdrive at WLC HQ. The days are warmer, the evenings longer and our spirits a little higher.
Most of all we love the abundance of seasonal blooms that are available at the wholesalers in Spring.
Every florist has their favourite bloom. And as luck would have it, often these faves are around for only a limited time each year.
To celebrate the return of Spring, we’ve started a monthly segment to introduce a seasonal bloom and why we love it.
The first bloom we’re excited to welcome back is Ranunculus. We absolutely love ranuncs! And it feels like eons since these beauties were last in season.
A trip to the flower markets this week rewarded us with bunches and bunches of ranuncs in a broad range of colour palettes. Winning!
Ranunculus is a species of buttercup native to Greece, the Sinai Peninsula and Northern Africa. Interestingly there are over 400 varieties of ranunculus, but only one (Ranunculus asiaticus) is used in floristry.
We love ranunculus for their delicate paper-like petals and whimsical, imperfectly straight stems. Better still, they are an affordable alternative to garden roses and peonies, with equal amounts of swoon.
Ranunculus are super versatile and can be used across most wedding applications including bouquets, flower crowns and table arrangements. They are also gorgeous as cut flowers for the home, lasting for around 7-10 days.
If you’re musing on what flowers to use for your spring wedding, why not include some of these beauties. Ranunculus cover a wide colour spectrum and are available now through October.
Name: Ranunculus asiaticus (aka Persian Buttercup)
Availability: August – October
Colours: White, various shades of pink, through to yellow, orange and purple
Flower meaning: Radiant charm
Interesting fact: Historically, Native Americans used dried ranunculus plants topically to treat sore joints, muscle pain and remove warts.