Wildflowers

What is a Wildflower?

Wildflower isn’t an exact term, it’s a way to explain a native species. And since there are so many species of wildflowers and plants, we’re just going to talk about 3 of them that are native to North America. The Alberta Wild Rose, Gaillardia, and the Buttercup.

Alberta Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis)

The Alberta Wild Rose, also known as the prickly wild rose, the prickly rose and the wild rose. Is a deciduous shrub that grows 1-3m tall and the leaves are pinnate, 7-14cm long with 3-7 leaflets. The flowers are pink (rarely white) and are 3-5cm in diameter. This rose species is native to the U.S. and Canadian norther Great Prairies and is the provincial flower of Alberta.

Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)

The Gaillardia is in the Sunflower family and native to North and South America. Many cultivars have been bred for ornamental use and are an annual or perennial herb or subshrub. The stem is usually branching and erect to a maximum height of around 80cm. And they’re almost any shade of yellow, orange, red, purple, brown, which or bicoloured.

Buttercup (Ranunculus)

The Buttercup usually flowers in spring but can be found throughout the summer. They’re mostly a perennial but occasionally they’re both annual or biannual. The Buttercup has 5 yellow, greenish or white petals making it a very recognizable flower.

What to we do with Wildflowers?

Wildflowers can be used for any purpose and they create a different tone or style to any event. You can be creative as you want, from your garden to bouquets. Deign you’re own arrangements with us, or let us come up with something for you. We have a wide selection of flowers and are happy to help you. 

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