Delicate but bold in visual appeal, anemones will most certainly do the job if you’re looking for a statement-making bloom. The natural contrast between the center and the petals creates an enticing visual aesthetic, regardless of where you’re using them, whether it be centerpieces or bouquets.
“To me, the white anemone with a black center is the most modern-looking of the varieties,” says floral designer Maxine Owens. “The name anemone comes from the Greek word for windflower. According to Greek mythology, the anemone sprang from Aphrodite’s tears as she mourned the death of Adonis. In the language of flowers, anemones symbolize forsaken or forgotten love and affection, as well as anticipation and excitement for something in the future.”
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Maxine Owens is the owner and creative director behind Max Owens Design, a Dallas-based floral design company.
Generally available for most of the year, people are familiar with the basic varieties of anemones in shades of white, pink, purple, or even red and blue. Special varieties, such as the Japanese anemone, have reduced availability during that window. “Interestingly, there are also a number of bi-color varieties, where each petal has white blended on the colored petals,” Owens shares. “They are a smaller bloom, so it takes more of them to create a larger bouquet or centerpiece, therefore increasing the overall price.”
Anemones can be featured in multiple styles, whether gathered together as a mono-floral arrangement for a classic bride or alongside other types of flowers for a whimsical treat. A bride with a penchant for a minimalist design might find anemones best suited for their bridal bouquet for a clean, modern look.
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