THE LANGUAGE OF CLEMATIS
How these dainty flowers came to receive their name...
Clematis is a genus of about 300 species within the Ranunculaceae family, commonly known as the Buttercup Family. Clematis comes from the Greek word “klematis,” meaning vine, due to them being climbing plants.
They have been popular with gardeners since the 1500's and many of the clematis found today came from the last Century.
Clematis is native to most countries in the Northern Hemisphere and some in the Southern Hemisphere.
Clematis flowers are available in a variety of hues from blue, pink, purples to reds, whites and even bi-colours too.
The flower blooms during the month of February and lasts all the way up to the end of Autumn, making it the perfect flower to incorporate into spring and summer bouquets.
One of the clematis species that is found in England is called the Clematis Vitalba, which is also known as 'Travellers Joy'. This contains anti-inflammatory components and has been used to treat various health problems, including stress and skin irritations.
We love using clematis in our bouquets due to their vase life of up to 10 days, their noticeably beautiful petal shape and the array of colours that they come in, making them a versatile flower to give depth and texture to our hand-tied arrangements.
Clematis is also a beautiful flower for bridal bouquets and arrangements - especially Clematis Royal Wedding which was named to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle in 2018.
THE MEANING OF CLEMATIS
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