Equiflor is thrilled to announce its new Lilies and Freesias product lines grown in Costa Rica.
Equiflor is continually working to be at the forefront of trends and opportunities to help you grow your business.
About Costa Rica
For the production of bulb flowers (Lilies, Freesias, and Gladiolus) Costa Rica’s climatic conditions and the fertility of tit’s soils are nearly impossible to improve. This is because they do not suffer the intense climatic changes that the farms in North America are exposed to. This added to the proximity and wide availability of cargo flights at competitive rates, make Costa Rica a unique production location.
Historically the North American production of lilies did not meet the quality and consistency level to be a part of Equiflor’s portfolio. Equiflor’s Costa Rican Lilies consistency at a “ready to use” maturity cut, combined with a clean well-presented bouquet, allows delivery of a superior quality product 52 weeks of the year.
The name Rose Lily has a direct relationship to the significant similarities that these flowers have with roses, being multi-petal, having a very low fragrance and not having pollen. The characteristic of not having pollen is probably the most important in this new variety of Lilies that along with their “low fragrance” and longer vase life make this the future for lilies. On average, these lilies last 5-6 days longer than the standard Oriental variety.
Until now, Oriental lilies were available in two colors: rose (Star Gazer) and white (Casa Blanca).
Currently, there is a broad range of rose, light yellow, salmon/orange and white tones. Consumers like the Oriental because it is a big flower with vibrant colors.
The Costa Rican Freesias grow at an altitude of 2,200 meters, which creates a flower that grows slowly, in a very particular way. This environment creates characteristics such as the length and thickness of their stems, the size of the bloom, and its unique perfume, that can only be perceived when harvested at the correct maturity. An additional aspect to bear in mind is that Freesias are only produced in Central America, not in South America, and there are just three freesia farms in North America. This makes it extremely important to secure needs during peak seasons.
With the Lilies and Freesias varieties now part of the Rio Roses product line, you have two more beautiful ways to grow your business!