An extraordinary quest
Eryngium, also known as the 'sea urchin' or thistle, is a true eye-catcher thanks to its striking and intriguing structure. The flowers form a beautiful spherical cluster, surrounded by bracts that protrude like the spines of a sea urchin. It's these pointed, spiky bracts that not only have a unique visual appeal but also serve as a protective shield for the flower.
What makes Eryngium even more special is its robust longevity. What is the vase life of the Eryngium Questar® series? The sturdy stems and spiky bracts ensure that these flowers retain their beauty, even long after being cut. The vase life of these Eryngium cut flowers is 10-14 days.
Adding Eryngium to a bouquet not only creates a visual contrast but also adds a tactile dimension, complementing softer and more delicate flowers with the rugged texture of Eryngium. Eryngium isn't just an aesthetic addition, it also carries symbolic meanings. This flower is associated with protection, strength, and courage, stemming from its prickly appearance and resilient character.
Would you go for the grand Magnetar or the more subtle Orion? Or do you prefer the white Sirius, the popular Aquarius, or perhaps the distinctive green-tipped Supernova? The choices are abundant, and there are new varieties coming soon!
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Christmas wreath with Thistles - DIY
The play of colours, from the blue thistles, over the green of the moss, to the various turquoise-violet-bordeaux tones of the candles looks particularly festive here. Everything is worked on a plug-in foam wreath base, the moss adhered, the flowers plugged in, the cones added by means of wiring, the Clematis tendrils loosely laid over it partially gilded. The three Erygium varieties in this floral design are ' Aquarius Questar®', ' Magnetar Questar®' and ' Supernova Questar®'. Everything rests on short stem sections that are screwed to the bottom of the wreath as well as glued with felt, so that it stands slightly floating on the table. Will you be giving it a try?