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Variety Information

Common names: Golden Lily of the Valley, Golden Bells
Color : Orange
Color Description: Orange / Peach
Bloom Size Details: 25+ blooms per stem
Lengths available: 60cm
Vase Life: Long
Vase Life Details: 14-21 days if properly cared for
Availability: October from New Zealand
General Comments: - Not to be confused with Physalis Alkekengi, Chinese Lanterns, which come in larger similar shapes.

- Sandersonia is a much better performer in arrangements and bouquets.

- Upright stem structure with small orange lantern flowers hanging down.

- Only one species exists, Sandersonia aurantiaca, of the Colchicaceae family.

- Native to South Africa.

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Florist & Wholesaler Information

- Store 4C to 8C in the cooler. 
- Select stems with the lower third of the stem showing open buds, the rest will open slowly upon floral preservative hydration. 
- It has an excellent vase life of between 14-21+ days, with the blooms continuing to mature up the stem over this period.
- High demand has been experienced because of its form and ability to be used in many types of arrangements.
- Available mostly from New Zealand, sometimes from Holland.
- Not ethylene sensitive. 
- Use floral preservative to help buds open. 
- Recut 2cm off each stem (diagonal) and replace water every few days. 
- Remove foliage below the waterline. 

Grading Information

  • Graded by length and bunched by 10 stems.

Grower and Breeder Information

  • Ship best when aqua picked to avoid dehydration.
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