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What you need to know as a florist about the Papaver

  • Colourful splendour
    The poppy comes in a variety of colours, including red, orange, pink, white and purple.
  • Stylish applications
    The Poppy is a beautiful flower with delicate petals. With its elegant shapes and vibrant colours, the Poppy adds a romantic and enchanting element to floral arrangements.
  • Symbolic meaning
    The poppy symbolises sleep, dreams and impermanence.

All about the Papaver

Are you looking for a flower that many people are familiar with? Then consider the beautiful Poppy! There are as many as 70 varieties in total, the most famous of which is the poppy (Papaver rhoeas).

The Poppy is a flower with beautiful symbolism. This species is known for its large, striking flowers in different colours, such as red, orange, yellow, pink and purple. The Poppy is a beautiful addition to a bouquet, but it also has a deeper meaning. It symbolises tranquillity and peace. The Poppy is often used to honour veterans and victims of war.

But the Poppy is not only beautiful and symbolic. It is also an easy flower to grow and maintain. It doesn't need much water and can thrive in most climates and soil types. Moreover, it is a versatile flower that can be grown in fields as well as in gardens.

In short, the Poppy is a flower with a lot of meaning, but also aesthetic value in addition. Make the most beautiful creations and surprise your customers with the most beautiful bouquets!

Sales inspiration for the florist

The poppy is a beautiful flower often used in bouquets for Remembrance Day or picking bouquets. You can find more inspiration here.

Sales advice for the florist

In-store sales advice for Papaver

There are several techniques you can apply to the Papaver. Think of making arrangements, a bouquet, a mono-bouquet or drying.





When choosing the right bouquet, it is important to consider the meaning of the Papaver. Ideal for special occasions. Read the meaning of the flower under 'Product information'.

Give care tips

Give advice on caring for Papaver, so the customer knows how to keep the flowers fresh for as long as possible. Read the care tips under 'Care' for the best advice.

Inspiring stories from growers, florists and experts

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