Mar 27, 2023

Facts about our favourite Easter flowers

by Haroulla Ellina

From ranunculus to santini, narcissus to hyacinths: our hand-picked collection of Easter flowercards include the prettiest and freshest blooms to welcome the start of spring. We take a look into the floral stars of the season.

Showstopping ranunculus

This beautiful spring flower comes in various forms, often with pom-pom shaped buds that open slowly to reveal lots of ruffled layers. What do ranunculus look like? Well, a bit like a buttercup and a rose, which gives them a natural boho look that makes them very popular for spring and Easter weddings.

Ranunculus bloom in a rainbow of colours including pink, red, salmon, gold, purple and white. We’ve hand-picked the prettiest ranunculus blooms for our Easter flowercards, including pale pink ranunculus in Spring Blossom, yellow ranunculus in Springtime Sun and bright pink ranunculus in Easter Treat.

Why we love ranunculus:

  • Ranunculus stems rarely grow straight, contributing to their rustic charm.
  • Ranunculus literally means ‘little frog’ and are often referred to as buttercups or spearworts.
  • They can be grown in the garden, then placed in vases or arrangements

Sweet Santini

Santini is a modern variety of Chrysanthemum, with much smaller flowers than traditional ‘Chrysanths.’ We love the white Santini with green centres, which give them a fresh, daisy-like appearance. Chrysanthemum Santini are one of the most long-lasting of all cut flowers, so will look beautiful in this Pink for Easter flowercard for many days to come.

Why we love santini:

  • Santini are one of the most modern of Chrysanthemum varieties
  • They have compact little flowers that are perfect for posies and buttonholes
  • Santini Chrysanthemum come in a range of vibrant colours, such as lime green, deep purple and cerise pink, as well as white.

Tulips and hyacinths

Nothing says ‘Easter’ more than the tulips and hyacinths, especially when paired together in the traditional spring colours of yellow and blue. Your granny might’ve grown these in the garden, but now you can send her those favourite flowers in a card, such as our Easter Treat. And with its delicate, fresh scent, this hyacinth-filled card smells amazing, too!

Why we love tulips:

  • ‘Tulip’ comes from the Persian name ‘delband’, which means ‘turban’
  • There are over 150 tulip species with over 3,000 varieties - including the trendy ‘Parrot’ which has ruffled, fringed feathers!
  • A member of the asparagus family, the hyacinth originates from Turkey and the Middle East

Narcissus Do you know the difference between a Daffodil and a narcissus? It’s easily confused, but basically, Narcissus is the name for the plant species overall, and the daffodil is a common name for this species. Regardless of the classification, most of us refer to daffodils as the bright yellow flowers with large trumpets, and narcissus for the smaller, more delicate versions.

Gifting a daffodil is traditionally associated with imparting happiness to the recipient, so what better way to show someone that you care this Easter than sending them a flowercard? We’ve selected the miniature white narcissus blooms known as paperwhites for Easter Delight which paired with pale ranunculus and classy green eucalyptus are simple yet stunning.

Why we love Narcissus:

  • Narcissus is a genus (family name) for the spring flower, with common names including daffodil, narcissus, paperwhites and jonquil
  • The Romans are responsible for bringing the daffodil to Britain
  • Daffodils are traditionally given to celebrate the 10th anniversary of marriage.

We’ve been working around the clock to create beautiful flowercard designs for Easter. Make sure to browse our Easter collection of cards, teacups and trugs for more Easter inspiration.