The Flower Agenda for March: Spring flowers

Spring is imminent - the perfect opportunity to celebrate with not one, but three Spring flowers on the Flower Agenda: ranunculus, hyacinth and daffodil. You can read all about these spring bloomers at

The origin of ranunculus, hyacinth and daffodil

Ranunculus originally comes all the way from Central Asia. It travelled through many exotic places before arriving in Europe, where it was given its official name. The hyacinth arrived in Europe in around 1560 from Turkey, Syria and Lebanon. Daffodils grow wild in meadows, forests and rocky places in Western Europe.

Colours and shapes of ranunculus, hyacinth and daffodil 

Ranunculus comes in white, yellow, orange, red, pink and purple. Hyacinths are waiting for you at the florist’s in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or multiple colours per flower. Obviously bright yellow is the most familiar colour for daffodils, but there are also beautiful combinations with white or salmon pink. And did you know that daffodils come in various variations? With leaves, without leaves, with large trumpets and small, strongly scented and unscented.


These care tips will enable you to enjoy your Spring flowers for even longer:

• Use a clean vase and fill it with fresh water. 

• Add cut flower food to the water for a longer vase life.

• Trim the stems diagonally with a clean and sharp knife or secateurs.

• Place the flowers in a cool spot away from the fruit bowl and not in the sun.

• Replace the water once every three days so you can enjoy your bouquet for as long as possible. 

Symbolism of spring flowers

The Spring flowers ranunculus, hyacinth and daffodil are bursting with symbolism, from pride and vanity through to charm and love. Plenty of options for giving someone a real surprise! 

Bouquet recipe with Spring flowers

Close your eyes and imagine the season of Spring. Which colours do you use? To really capture the feeling of Spring in a vase, it’s a good idea to use colours like orange, blue, purple and white. With so much colour, the vase doesn’t need much else. A tall, cylindrical vase is contemporary, puts the spotlight on the flowers, and offers enough room for the large number of stems. 


What you need

• Ranunculus

• Hyacinth

• Narcissus 

• Fritillaria

• Briza (quaking grass)

• Fern leaf

• Freesia

More about Spring flowers

You can find more inspiration to really get stuck in at Check out the beauty of the ultimate on trend colour, create a bouquet for the morning people around you, start the Spring cleaning, and be enchanted by the most adorable flowers of the year. 

Inspiration and information

Inspiring images of every flower in the Flower Agenda have been produced in line with the 

Horticulture Sector Trends 2017 (Groenbranche Trends 2017).