Spotlight on: The Poppy

 In Blog, Flowers

A classic choice, poppies are an iconic flower that provide colour and elegance. Cultivated by the ancients for its medicinal properties and its beautiful blooms, the poppy’s popularity has endured for thousands of years, and it is still beloved throughout the world today.

Poppies blooming in the wild meadow high in the mountains

Versatile and Vivid

When we think of poppies, most of us envision the iconic, pillar box red of remembrance poppies. This image is based on the common poppy, papaver rhoeas. However, cultivated poppies can be found in a whole spectrum of bright colours, including yellows, oranges, purples and pinks, as well as pure white. They bloom throughout spring and summer, and can be used to add a touch of vibrancy at any time of year. As the colder months draw in, their warm tones fit perfectly into autumn’s fiery colour palette.

One small drawback to poppies is that they can wilt more quickly than other flowers. At Jungleworld we use only the freshest flowers, and guarantee that all of our office flowers will last for one week. With us, you can rest assured that your poppies will maintain their stunning appearance for as long as possible.

Poppies and Remembrance

In November each year, millions of people wear paper poppies to commemorate those lost in battle and raise money to support the armed forces. This tradition began in 1921, inspired by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae’s famous poem, ‘In Flanders Fields’. He was struck by the beauty of the flowers that sprang up around his fallen comrades’ graves during the first world war, an image which has been associated with those lost in combat ever since.

Summer field full of sunny poppies

To display poppies on, or close to, Remembrance Sunday, is to make a quiet show of recognition for the sacrifices made by those who have fought for the freedom of our country. Jungleworld can supply poppies in a variety of tasteful arrangements suitable for any business, a perfect way to show your respects gracefully.

Poppies are ideal in both modern and traditional corporate environments. If you would like to know more information, make sure to contact us and we will be happy to discuss the floral solutions Jungleworld can provide for your business, whether for Remembrance Day or any other occasion.

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