Carithers Flowers Design Favorite
The long, pointed leaves of gladioli inspired both its botanical name, derived from the Latin for sword, and at least one of the flower's meanings - "You pierce my heart!" This flower from Belgium, where it was first introduced in 1841, is sensitive to the earth's pull. The growing stems will curve upward no matter in what position they are placed, so care must be taken to keep them displayed upright at all times to protect the stem's intended shape! In arrangements, they will last up to 10 days.