In the heat of the summer, we would like to present you with a beautiful and refreshing floral choice which will immediately cool down the room with unique beauty – the blue delphinium. Known as one of the few true-blue flowers, the delphinium is also the birth flower of July, making it a perfect choice for all of your July celebrations. Where would you get such a beautiful and exotic flower? Right here in Nashville, at Rose Hill Flowers.
Not Always Blue: Delphinium actually grow in many colors, from pink to yellow and lavender. But it is the striking blue variety which garners the most accolades, both for its deep hues and elegant height.
The elegant delphinium, a member of the buttercup family, grows on elongated stems which can reach six feet in the wild. The graceful stems are covered in delicate blooms, and their height and deep coloring make them the perfect backdrop for many floral arrangements. In fact, it is rare to see a bouquet of delphinium alone – but our floral designers have created a gorgeous arrangement showcasing its unique beauty. (above).
What’s in a Name: Delphinium are members of the buttercup family. Their name is derived from the Greek delphis, or delphin, which means “dolphin.” The name most likely is a reference to the flower’s arched, dolphin-like shape. Delphinium is also known by the more common name, larkspur – which also has a connection to the animal world, referencing the sharp claws, or spurs, of the lark’s foot.
As mentioned, delphinium is the birth flower of July – so for all of your birthday bouquets this month, make sure that a few delphinium shoots are included. And if you are welcoming a new baby boy, delphinium is the perfect baby-blue flower to celebrate! No matter the occasion, Rose Hill Flowers has the freshest flowers you will find across Nashville – give us a call, and be amazed by the beautiful florals we create.