Anemone flowers are originally wildflowers that grow in many parts of Europe, North America and Japan. The name anemone is derived from Greek which means “windflower.” The name comes from the fact that the delicate flowers are blown open by the wind, which in turn blows away the dead petals as well.
According to Greek mythology, anemones sprang out of the tears of Aphrodite while she was mourning the death of her lover, Adonis. Adonis was killed by the gods due to their jealousy over his love affair with the beautiful goddess of love.
The most significant anemone flower meaning is anticipation. This is because the anemone flowers close up at night and open back up in the morning. Due to its wild nature, the flower specifically symbolizes relaxation and serves as a reminder to enjoy the moment in order to take in opportunities at the right time.
The Anemone Flower Add a dramatic statement to your arrangements with White with Dark Centers Fresh Cut Anemones. Anemones have a classic circular shape. The petals are an ivory white hue, while the centers are crisp black or blue. This creates dynamic colour contrast that is ideal for vintage or modern arrangements.
Anemonies have delicate stems that are easily damaged. Always handle them gently and support the stems when making fresh cuts. Anemones usually last for between three and five days. When they first arrive, the anemone blooms are usually closed. Remove them from their wrapping and cut any bands that are holding them together. Fill a vase with water (room-temperature or cool water will work just fine) and make diagonal cuts on the stems – between 2 and 5cm – to remove older greenery and create an open channel for water. Be sure to use a sharp knife or pair of scissors – dull blades won’t give a crisp cut and could actually damage the stems. Once you’re finished, immediately place the flowers in water so the stems don’t fill with air.
Because the stems are fragile and the blooms aren’t yet open, the flowers may droop over the side of the vase, so it’s important to choose a vase that offers the proper support. Make sure it offers adequate space for the blooms to open. As with any other bouquet, remove foliage that falls below the water line and keep the vase clear of dead leaves. Place your arrangement in a cool area free of heating vents and direct sunlight. For best results, cut the stems and change the water daily.