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Flower Spotlight: Solomio

written by Katie Schlossberg February 4, 2016
Assorted Fresh Solomio from FiftyFlowers

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re happy to announce that we have a new variety of flower available exclusively on FiftyFlowers.com–Solomio! It is part of the Dianthus family, which actually translates to “Flower of Love.” Pair that with the spread of pink hues that they come in, and you’ve got yourself the perfect flower for that special someone. Solomio Dianthus is sure to win you over with its adorable little spray of blooms, cheery range of colors and shapes, and their budget-friendly price. If you can’t bear to choose just one, fear not! We also offer an assorted pack that includes all five varieties. Check them out below…

Fresh Solomio from FiftyFlowers

Solomio from FiftyFlowers

 

Available year-round, we suggest having Solomio delivered 3 days before your event, to allow them to bloom to their fullest extent, as they will arrive in more of a bud form. To care for them, just follow the steps below:

 

  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 Dianthus 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 life. 
  5. Cut stems diagonally approximately one inch under running water with sharp scissors or knife. 
  6. Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared water. 
  7. Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Dianthus flowers may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate. 
  8. Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat. 
  9. To keep flowers fresh, change water every 24 to 48 hours or when the water becomes cloudy.

Remember that exposing flowers to warm environments (outside, a hot room, etc) will help the flowers to bloom, and storing your Dianthus flowers in a cooler environment will slow down the opening process. Assure that your Dianthus flowers have sufficient water. The flowers will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.

 

You can find the entire family of Dianthus flowers here!

 

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