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Get to know 5 popular flowers in Singapore

If you’re from Singapore and planning to give a bouquet to your special someone, get to know the five popular flowers in Farm florist

Roses is the most common flower used in hand bouquets in Singapore. There are different shades of roses such as white, yellow, pink, orange and red colors. It can be reached to 33 inches in diameter, there are certain species does have 23 feet in length. 

In case you didn’t know, red rose is a symbol of love. If you’re into yellow rose, it’s a symbol of friendship. The white one is a sign of purity. Happiness and joy when you pick the pink roses. Most of the wild roses have 5 petals and 5 sepals. Other variations of roses are David Austin Rose which is very expensive and Rose Spray which is known as the miniature form of roses.  

Among the Western community in Singapore, Tulips is one of their favourites. The said flower is part of the lily family and is known as one of the most popular flowers which specifically use in vases. There are over 150 species of tulips with over 3,000 different varieties. During spring, it only blooms for 3-7 days. And if you cut tulips, they will continue to grow in your vase at least another inch. 

Don’t forget the national flower of Singapore, Orchids. Did you know that it doesn’t have usual roots? It can live on the ground, under the ground or put it on a woody plant. It can survive from a few hours to 6 months, depending on the species.

Peonies are known as a decorative item during Chinese New Year. Did you know that a peony represents wealth and honor? It also embody romance and love. The white peony is one of the oldest remedies when it comes to traditional Chinese medicines.

When you want to cheer up someone or wishing a speedy recovery for the sick, give them a bouquet of Sunflowers.  The benefit of sunflower oil is to condition your hair, wound and also used as cooking oil, soften leather and as a bio-diesel. It is one of the fastest growing plants. They grow up to 8-12 feet within six months.

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