There are a variety of thick-stemmed flowers. The thick stem is often referred to as "hardy" or "hearty." These types of stems are often found on large, tall flowers, as they help to support the flower and keep it erect. Thick stems also allow optimal amounts of water to travel to the bloom. Thick-stemmed flowers are ideal for bouquets as they maintain their height and freshness for a prolonged period of time.
These flowers are a perennial that bloom in the spring, producing one flower. The flower can grow 4 to 27 inches tall. Tulips come in a variety of colors, from red to yellow to pink, and are a sign that spring has arrived.
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There are a variety of species within the lily family. Some examples include the calla lily, day lily and Asiatic lily. These flowers are perennials that can bloom from spring to early fall, depending on the species. One step can support several blooms of these hardy-stemmed flowers. Depending on the species, they can grow from 7 inches to 7 feet tall with blooms that can grow several feet in diameter.
The Gerbera daisy, also known as Transvaal daisy, is a perennial in warmer climates and an annual in cooler ones. A bloom that can range in size from 2.8 inches to 4.7 inches in diameter grows from one thick stem. The flower has layers of petals that come in pink, white, red, orange or yellow.
Dahlias are showy blooms that have a variety of looks. The petals can range from spiky to round and they are typically white, red, orange, pink and yellow. Blooms range from 2 inches to more than 1 foot in diameter, and stems grow 12 inches to 8 feet tall. Dahlias are typically grown as an annual and bloom from mid-summer to the first frost of fall or winter.