The Stock Flower; a New Look at Gilliflowers

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Stock flowers are an elegant, unassuming flower that often gets overlooked in bouquets for more popular flowers such as roses, daisies and lilies. Stock flowers, also called gilliflower, gillyflower and matthiola, are a lush and fragrant flower, with generous blooms and a variety of color options. Native to the mediterranean, they come in pink, red, white, purple, lilac, yellow, peach and ivory. Their lovely scent is similar to the sweet and airy fragrance of carnations, and they symbolize happiness and contentment. Here are some of our favorite bouquets, featuring Stock flowers:

The Monochromatic Stock Flower Bouquet

One of the best features of the stock flower is the many beautiful colors in which they come. A simple arrangement of pure stock flowers in a uniform color, such as this beautiful bouquet of 15 deep purple stems, offers a beautiful arrangement that looks like it was plucked fresh out of a farmer’s market. A bouquet such as this would be a fantastic gift for that special someone if chosen in their favorite color.

Moonlit Memories Purple Gilliflower Flower Bouquet - 15 Stems - Vase Included

A Mixed Color Bouquet

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If you are looking for a more cheerful look, a mix of several of the colors in which Stock flowers come is a great way to brighten someone’s day. As mentioned earlier, stock flowers come in a variety of different colors that, when mixed together, make for a dazzling bunch of full, lush flowers. This stunning bouquet of 15 multi-colored stems features a full range of peach, purple, pink, white, red and yellow. Mixed color stock flower bouquets look like they are straight out of the garden and are a beautiful option if you are looking to send a unique bouquet that shies away from more traditional bouquets.

Wistful Wishes Gilliflower Flower Bouquet - 15 Stems, - Vase Included

A Mixed Flower Bouquet

While stock flowers look gorgeous when they are the main attraction of the bouquet, they are also a beautiful option for a mixed-flower bouquet. Because they are both tall, and boast bountiful blooms, they add an exciting depth to bouquets to bring attention to the flowers surrounding them. This eye-catching bouquet mixes lavender stock, lavender roses and pink stock to produce an arrangement that looks like it is straight out of an english garden.

Next time you are looking for a unique and elegant bouquet of flowers, consider the stock flower, its fragrance and beauty will not disappoint!

The FTD Sweet Devotion Flower Bouquet By Better Homes And Gardens - Vase Included

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