4 Long Lasting Blooms That Are perfect For A Loved One Facing A Long Hospital Stay

19 March 2018
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A flower delivery is a wonderful gift that always delights the recipient. Flowers add vibrancy and sweet scents to the environment, and they are a great way to express your love and feelings for a special person in your life. If you have a loved one who has a lengthy stay in the hospital, then a flower delivery can help them to feel more cheerful and will help to liven up the generally sterile and uninspiring hospital room decor.

If your loved one is going to be in the hospital for a long stay, it's advisable to send flowers that will last for a good stretch of time. Many varieties look wonderful and smell incredible but don't stay fresh and lively for more than a few days. Here are four stunning flower varieties that will last for several days or even weeks and will keep your loved one's hospital room feeling bright for longer.

1. Gerberas

With their bright and colourful shades, gerberas will add the beauty and warmth of sunlight to your loved one's bedside. They come in a variety of colours from yellows and oranges through to fiery reds and dark pinks. Gerberas are also hardy and will last for weeks if their water is refreshed every couple of days.

2. Gladioli

These stunning and classical flowers come in a range of soft pastel colours. The petals are velvety and ornate and make a colourful yet serene display for a room for convalescence. Gladioli will thrive quite happily in a vase for a couple of weeks as long as the water isn't left to stagnate. As a bonus, they're a low allergen flower, which makes them ideal for people sensitive to pollen.

3. Orchids

Orchids are timelessly elegant flowers that have a touch of eastern charm. Their delicate appearance belies a very hardy nature and cut stems can last for up to three weeks in a vase. You can also send blooming orchid pot plants via a flower delivery service. The blooms can last for months, and your loved one will be able to take the plant home with them when they go.

4. Native flowers

For a flower delivery with an Australian theme, a bouquet of native flowers is a wonderful choice. They're colourful, sculptural, and inexpensive in comparison to more exotic flower varieties. They will also last for weeks with very little care because they have evolved to survive the sometimes harsh Australian climate. Banksia, Wattle, Callistemon, and native Daisies are wonderful choices.