Sunday, August 17, 2014

Serruria florida

Almost unheard of in the United States up until the last few years, Serruria florida or more commonly called Blushing Bride, has become one of the hottest flowers in floral design. This delicately beautiful flower of the Proteaceae family is thought to have received its common name 'Blushing Bride' because of its traditional use in bridal bouquets in South Africa. Serruria florida has papery white petals surrounding feathery tufts of white to pink flowers and soft needle-like foliage. In addition, these amazing blooms have an exceptionally long vase life and they dry beautifully.

Obviously, being such an appropriately named wedding flower 'Blushing Bride' we're seeing it popping up more and more in wedding pictures, blogs and magazines. Here's a few of our favorites:

When buying Blushing Bride look for: 

1. Bunches with 1/2 of the flowers open. 
2. Avoid bunches with drooping blooms. 

Flower Care: 

1. Keep cool when possible. 
2. Split bunches and strip leaves from the bottom half of each stem. 
3. Re-cut at lease ¼” off the stems and place in cool water immediately. 
4. Always use a preservative as it will help the buds to open. 
5. Replace water frequently. 

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