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Flower Spotlight: Green Dianthus

written by Thalia Basulto July 26, 2017
FiftyFlowers- Green Dianthus

Today, I am highlighting a flower that resembles something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book! Green Dianthus, also known as “Green Trick,” has a round focal bloom supported on a long carnation-like stem. A fun variety such as this can add a pop of color, attractive texture and fullness to any floral arrangement. It can be used as a filler flower, focal flowers or on its own! Our Green Dianthus comes in 10 stems per bunch and has a vase life of 6 days with proper care. This variety works great in floral foam and can also be submerged in water. Although Dianthus is tall and sturdy, they work well in small floral designs too. There is no doubt these lush green spherical globes will be an eye-catching addition in your arrangements. Scroll on for some design and floral-pairing inspiration!


Sources: Yellow and orange tropical bouquet, Garden-inspired centerpiece, White, green and gold centerpiece, Bridesmaid bouquet with a hint of silver, Woodland theme centerpiece, Orange summer bouquet, Green Dianthus centerpiece, Colorful bridal bouquet, White peonies and green dianthus centerpiece.

Dianthus are shipped directly from our farms. Before shipping your flowers, we prepare them for their journey with proper hydration methods. If your flowers appear sleepy and thirsty after their journey, it is absolutely NORMAL. Just follow these simple steps and the flowers will bloom delightfully.

  1. Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps. Do not remove the rubber bands holding the flowers together in a bunch.
  2. Fill containers with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water.
  3. Add floral food to prevent bacteria in the water and give added nutrients to the flowers. If you do not have flower food, it can be purchased at any local florist.
  4. Remove any leaves that fall below the water line. Leaves will mold or rot and cause bacteria to form and shorten the flower’s life.
  5. Using sharp scissors or a knife under running water, cut the stems diagonally approximately one inch from each of the stem’s bottom edge.
  6. Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared water.
  7. Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Carnations may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate.
  8. Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
  9. Change water every 24 to 48 hours or when the water becomes cloudy to keep flowers fresh. Assure that your flowers have sufficient water. The flowers will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.

Questions? Let us help! Use our online chat at FiftyFlowers.com or give our Customer Care team a call at 1-877-507-6737. We also offer free phone consultations with our resident Flower Design Consultant, Violet. Just chat in on the website or call us to set up your appointment!

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