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Matthiola Care: Enhance the Beauty of Your Bouquets 

Matthiola, also known as Stock, brings heady fragrance, delicate beauty, and a touch of vintage charm to any bouquet. Their tall flower spikes, covered in single or double blooms, come in a stunning array of colours. Here's a guide from KS Flowers on maximising the lifespan of your matthiola, ensuring they fill your home with their sweet scent and cheerful presence for as long as possible. 

Choosing the Freshest Matthiola 

Your matthiola care journey begins with selecting a vibrant bouquet. Look for:
  • A Mix of Buds and Blooms: Choose matthiola with a mix of open flowers at the bottom of the stem and several buds further up. This ensures a long-lasting display.
  • Vibrant Colour: Opt for richly coloured blooms and avoid any with faded or discoloured petals.
  • Healthy Stems: Look for sturdy stems with vibrant leaves and no signs of wilting or damage.
  • Fragrance: Gently inhale near the blooms to experience the delightful, sweet, and slightly spicy fragrance matthiola is known for.
Pro Tip: Always choose your matthiola from a reputable florist like KS Flowers, where the flowers receive expert handling and optimal freshness is guaranteed.

Matthiola Care at Home 

  • Clean Vase: Thoroughly wash your vase with warm, soapy water to eliminate bacteria that can shorten flower lifespan.
  • Fresh Cut: Trim the stems at a 45-degree angle, removing about an inch off the bottom. This maximises water absorption.
  • Hydration is Key: Fill your vase with cool, clean water.
  • Flower Food: Add flower food to the water to provide essential nutrients and help your matthiola last longer.
  • Cool Location: Keep your matthiola bouquet away from direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources. They prefer a cool, slightly shaded spot.

Additional Tips for Long-Lasting Matthiola 

  • Change the Water Frequently: Replace the vase water every couple of days to prevent bacteria build-up.
  • Recur the Stems: Periodically re-trim the stems at an angle to maintain optimal water uptake.
  • Support for Tall Spikes: If using matthiola in large arrangements, provide support with floral stakes or lean the stems against the edge of the vase.
  • Enjoy the Transformation: Matthiola blooms open gradually along the stem, providing a beautiful, ever-changing display.

Enjoy Your Beautiful Matthiola! 

With proper care, your matthiola bouquet can bring its intoxicating fragrance and delightful colours into your home for a week or sometimes longer. Their scent is often most potent in the evening, adding a special touch to your space

Delivery Options for Your Perfect Bouquet 

Whether you're in the Northampton area or across the UK, KS Flowers has you covered. We offer local Northampton delivery to ensure your chrysanthemums arrive at their freshest. Need your bouquet shipped nationwide? We provide reliable and careful delivery options across the country.

The KS Flowers Difference

At KS Flowers, we're passionate about bringing the beauty and optimism of chrysanthemums into your life. Our experienced florists hand-select the freshest blooms and expertly craft them into stunning bouquets. We pride ourselves on personalized service, attention to detail, and a commitment to exceeding your expectations.

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History of Matthiola 

  • Mediterranean Origins: Matthiola is native to the Mediterranean region, with a range stretching from Southern Europe to parts of Asia.
  • Name Meaning: Matthiola honours Pietro Andrea Mattioli, a renowned 16th-century Italian doctor and botanist.
  • Symbolism: In the language of flowers, matthiola represents lasting beauty, a happy life, and contentment – fitting for their enduring fragrance and cheerful colours.
  • Victorian Popularity: Matthiola became incredibly popular in Victorian gardens and as a cut flower, treasured for its intense fragrance and wide array of colours.

Did You Know? Fun Facts About Matthiola 

  • Fragrant Delight: Matthiola's fragrance – sweet, spicy, and sometimes compared to cloves – is one of its most beloved qualities.
  • Colour Extravaganza: Matthiola comes in a breathtaking array of colours, including white, cream, pink, lavender, purple, red, and even bicolours.
  • Single vs. Double: Both single-flowered and densely packed double-flowered matthiola exist, each with its own textural charm.
  • Evening Fragrance Boost: Matthiola's intoxicating scent often intensifies in the evening, adding a delightful sensory experience to your space.

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