Floral Guide Vol. 1

Photo Credit: Daryl Love Photography

Crespedia

Season: Available year round

Color: Natural yellow or tinted

Good to Know: This sub-tropical flower belongs to the daisy family. It’s known by the common names

of Billy Balls, Billy Buttons, or Woollyheads. Native to Australia and New Zealand, grown commercially

in California and South America. Great choice for adding texture to arrangements and bouquets.

Vase Life: 10-14 days depending on environmental conditions.

Preservation: Air dry

Japanese Sweet Pea

Season: Available during cool seasons, best in winter and spring

Color: Shades of white, pink, red, coral, and burgundy

Good to Know: Sweet smelling delicate flowers are perfect for a spring posy.

Vase Life: 5-7 days depending on bud stage and environmental conditions.

Preservation: Delicate stems and blooms can be pressed

Meaning: Blissful pleasure, departure after a lovely time.

Ranunculus

Season: Available during cool seasons, best in winter and spring

Color: Shades of white, pink, burgundy, red, orange, and yellow.

Good to Know: Tight buds work great as filler, open blooms are full and showy. Varieties offered

include Standard, Pon-Pon, and Clooney. Great choice for people with allergies!

Vase Life: 7-10 days depending on environmental conditions.

Preservation: Delicate blooms and petals can be pressed

Meaning: You are radiant with charms, you are rich in attractions, or I wish you great riches.

Dahlia

Season: Available year- round with extra supplies in late summer to fall

Color: Shades of white, pink, red, purple, orange, and yellow.

Good to Know: Blooms range in size and form, single petal to multi petal. Different forms include-

ball, decorative, waterlily, dinner plate, and collarette.

Vase Life: about 5 days depending on environmental conditions.

Preservation: Delicate petals can be pressed

Meaning: Everlasting commitment, celebration of love and marriage, elegance, and dignity.

Rosemary

Season: Available year- round

Color: Dark green

Good to Know: This culinary herb adds a wonderful savory smell that mixes well with many warm

colored flowers. Useful for adding texture and line to bouquets, garlands, centerpieces, and napkins.

Vase Life: 10 + days depending on environmental conditions.

Preservation: Air dry

Meaning: Remembrance

Privet Berry

Season: Fall, winter, and early spring

Color: Dark purple berries, dark green waxy leaves

Good to Know: Useful for adding texture and pops of shiny color.

Vase Life: 10 + days depending on environmental conditions.

Mint

Season: Late Spring- Fall

Color: Dark to light green

Good to Know: Culinary herb available in many different varieties; Spearmint, Peppermint, Chocolate-

mint, Apple-mint, and Pineapple mint. Great for fragrance and as a drink garnish!

Vase Life: 10 + days depending on environmental conditions.

Preservation: Air dry

Meaning: Virtue

Magnolia

Olive

Season: Available year- round

Color: Light dusty green leaves

Good to Know: Great for your wild and whimsy designs, also useful in bridal crowns.

Vase Life: 10 + days depending on environmental conditions.

Preservation: Air dry or leaves can be pressed

Meaning: Peace

White Sage

Season: Late Spring- Fall

Color: Light dusty grey green almost a silvery blue

Good to Know: Culinary herb available in different varieties; Purple, tricolor, golden, and white.

Fragrance, subdued colors, and soft textures add a savory accent to complimentary designs. Useful

for adding texture and bulk to bouquets, garlands, centerpieces, and napkins.

Vase Life: 10 + days depending on environmental conditions.

Preservation: Air dry or press

Meaning: Domestic virtue and health

Garden Rose

Season: Available year- round with breaks in supply

Color: Shades of white, pink, red, purple, orange, and yellow.

Good to Know: There are over 100 different species within this genus and 1,000 different cultivars. Cut flower variations include the Hybrid Tea Rose, Spray Rose, and Garden Rose. Garden varieties are fuller and look a lot like Peonies. They are also usually more fragrant than highbred Roses. Garden Roses are a perfect choice for your luxury bouquet. Cultivars can be pre-booked and reserved for your special day.

Vase Life: 3-7 days depending on cultivar, bud stage, and environmental conditions.

Preservation: Air dry and petals are great for pressing.

Meaning: Love, romance, beauty, passion, and courage.

Pink O’Hara Rose

Season: Available year round

Color: Shades of green, white, pink, red, purple, orange, and yellow.

Good to Know: There are over 100 different species within this genus and 1,000 different cultivars.

Cut flower variations include the Hybrid Tea Rose, Spray Rose, and Garden Rose. The Hybrid Tea Rose

offers the most variations including novelty bi-color options. Cultivars can be pre-booked and

reserved for your special day, Tea Roses are hardy and widely available.

Vase Life: 3-7 days depending on cultivar, bud stage, and environmental conditions.

Preservation: Air dry and petals are great for pressing.

Meaning: Love, romance, beauty, passion, and courage.

Spray Rose

Season: Available year round

Color: Shades of green, white, pink, red, purple, orange, and yellow.

Good to Know: There are over 100 different species within this genus and 1,000 different cultivars.

Cut flower variations include the Hybrid Tea Rose, Spray Rose, and Garden Rose. Spray roses have

multiple flowers per stem, garden varieties are offered.

Vase Life: 3-7 days depending on cultivar, bud stage, and environmental conditions.

Preservation: Air dry and petals are great for pressing.

Meaning: Love, romance, beauty, passion, and courage

Tea Rose

Season: Available year round

Color: Shades of green, white, pink, red, purple, orange, and yellow.

Good to Know: There are over 100 different species within this genus and 1,000 different cultivars.

Cut flower variations include the Hybrid Tea Rose, Spray Rose, and Garden Rose. The Hybrid Tea Rose

offers the most variations including novelty bi-color options. Cultivars can be pre-booked and

reserved for your special day, Tea Roses are hardy and widely available.

Vase Life: 3-7 days depending on cultivar, bud stage, and environmental conditions.

Preservation: Air dry and petals are great for pressing.

Meaning: Love, romance, beauty, passion, and courage

Tulip

Season: Available year- round with extra supplies in spring

Color: Shades of green, white, pink, red, purple, orange, and yellow.

Good to Know: Tulips continue to grow after they have been cut. Tulips come in many shapes and

sizes, there are 4 main forms including standard, double, fringe, and parrot. Great choice for people

with allergies!

Vase Life: 7-10 days depending on environmental conditions.

Preservation: Petals can be pressed.

Meaning: True love, passionate love, innocence, forgiveness, perfect happiness, friendship, and

desire.

Eryngium

Season: Available year- round

Color: Shades of blueish purple

Good to Know: Also known as Sea Holly. Great choice for a blue accent flower; its prickly texture and

interesting form add visual stimulation to any floral arrangement.

Vase Life: 10 + days depending on environmental conditions.

Preservation: Air dry, leaves can be pressed.

Meaning: Pain, protection, and pride.

Clematis Dutch

Season: Spring-Summer

Color: Shades of white, pink, purple, and burgundy.

Good to Know: Clematis vines are great for flowing or cascading floral arrangements with a variety of

colors, sturdy stems, and a long vase life.

Vase Life: 10 + days depending on bud stage and environmental conditions.

Preservation: Great for pressing!

Meaning: Mental beauty and artistic

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus

Season: Available year- round

Color: Dusty steel blue to grey green with reddish brown to yellow stems

Good to Know: Fresh and energizing fragrance. Eucalyptus varieties include Baby, Gunni, Moon

Lagoon, Naked Seeded, Seeded, Silver Dollar, Silver Bells, Snowberry, and Willow.

Vase Life: 10 + days depending on environmental conditions.

Preservation: Air dry or press

Meaning: Protection

Willow Eucalyptus

Season: Available year- round

Color: Dusty steel blue to grey green with reddish brown to yellow stems

Good to Know: Fresh and energizing fragrance. Eucalyptus varieties include Baby, Gunni, Moon

Lagoon, Naked Seeded, Seeded, Silver Dollar, Silver Bells, Snowberry, and Willow.

Vase Life: 10 + days depending on environmental conditions.

Preservation: Air dry or press

Meaning: Protection