Need help? Give us a ring

+1 (646) 968 0316

Carefully hand-delivered

Put your mind at ease, our flowers and plants are always professionally wrapped and delivered by people that care.

You’ll also be able to select what happens to your order if no one is home and you’ll recieve a handy email notifying you when it arrives.

1 Floom Magazine Flower Of The Week Delphinium 1

Delphinium

Flower of the Month
Flower of the Month |Delphinium
Share

Delphinium are an ever-popular yet still relatively under-the-radar flower, most commonly blooming in shades of purple and blue - red, white and yellow varieties are also out there though for the completists amongst you. They take their name, in part from the Greek word for ‘dolphin.’ It’s yet another sweet example of tenuous comparisons between the shape of a flower and an exotic animal (shout out to previous FOTWs the Snapdragon and Snake’s Head Fritillary!). Supposedly the shape of the spur, formed by five petal-like sepals, resembles the back of a dolphin as it crests the waves.

Okay so we’re not completely sold on that, but what we do know is that these largely alpine-dwelling stems (they’re found throughout the northern hemisphere but also high atop the mountains of tropical Africa) can add a real sprinkle of untamed beauty to a bouquet.

You may also like

Amaranthus Ls
Our weekly spotlight on some of our favourite blooms... the Amaranthus
Read more
1 Floom Magazine Flower Of The Week Asclepias 1
Our weekly spotlight on some of our favourite blooms... the Asclepias
Read more
Floom Flower Of The Week Guelder Rose Ls
Our weekly spotlight on some of our favourite blooms... the Guelder Rose
Read more
Floom Fotw Dianthus Ls
Our weekly spotlight on some of our favourite blooms..Dianthus
Read more