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Common Name(s): Achillea
Botanical Name(s): Achillea Millefolium
Other Name(s): Common Yarrow
Description: This fern-like filler provides clusters of tiny flowers.
Colors: pink, white, yellow, orange, red
Season: Late Spring to Early Fall
Meaning: Named after the Greek mythological character, Achilles, who used the flower to treat cuts and bruises on his wounded soldiers. War.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 2 to 6 inch clusters
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Believed to prevent baldness if used as a shampoo. Powerful herb. Beleived to cure headaches, kidney infections, stop bleeding and help lessen the severity of the common cold. If grown outside in a garden, will attract bees, butterflies and/or birds.
Special Handling: Average watering needs

Common Name(s): African Corn Lily
Botanical Name(s): Ixia
Other Name(s): Ixia, Corn lily
Description: A single stem with multiple star shaped blossoms.
Colors: red, pink, white, orange, yellow
Season: Winter to Late Summer
Meaning: Comes from the Greek work Ixia meaning bird lime because of its sugary sticky sap.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 1 to 2 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Often used as a filler in large floral arrangements.
Special Handling: Vase life of 5 to 7 days . Flowers will not open if they are cut prematurely.

Common Name(s): Agapanthus
Botanical Name(s): Agapanthus Campanulatus
Other Name(s): Lily of the Nile, African Blue Lily, African Lily
Description: Produces large clusters of funnel-shaped blooms.
Colors: blue, violet, white
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek agape, meaning love and anthos meaning flower, flower of love.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 6 to 8 inches wide
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Takes 4 to 6 days to fully bloom. Can be grown in pots or gardens.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 14 days if cared for properly. Average watering needs, cut frequently

Common Name(s): Alstroemeria
Botanical Name(s): Alstroemeria Aurantiaca
Other Name(s): Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas, Parrot Lily
Description: This miniature lily stands 50 to 130 cm in height. Each stem braches into 4 to 6 stems, each containing 3 to 5 buds.
Colors: pink, peach, yellow, red, white, purple, bi-color
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named after the Swedish Baron, Jonas Alstomer, by his friend Carolus Linnaeus in 1753. Wealth, prosperity, fortune.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 1.5 inches wide
Color Pattern: solid, striped, bi-color, contrasting patterns
Facts: Considered to be one of the most beautiful cut flowers, alstroemeria is ethylene sensitive-keep away from contact with fruits, carbon monoxide and all external sources of ethylene, good for gardening (perennial).
Special Handling: Can last up to 2 weeks if cared for properly. Average watering needs. May cause skin irritation or allergic reaction. May appear to be limp if out of water

Common Name(s): Amaranth
Botanical Name(s): Amaranthus Albus
Other Name(s): Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding, Tassel Flower
Description: Long, slender spikes cascade to the ground.
Colors: red, green, yellow, bronze.
Season: All year round
Meaning: Immortality.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 12 inches long
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Seeds are over 10,000 years old and predates corn. Seeds can be found in natural food stores. Seeds can be fried and mixed with honey or molasses to make the Mexican treat alegria, its protein is suitable for the human diet. Attracts wild birds if grown outside.
Special Handling: Vase life 7 to 10 days. Hang upside down in a dark closet to maintain most of its color if drying. Ideal for cutting from the garden because they will blossom several times. Do not over water.

Common Name(s): Amaryllis
Botanical Name(s): Amaryllis belladonna
Other Name(s): Belladonna Lily
Description: Stems carry a cluster of 2 to 12 blooms. Each flower produces 6 petals in a funnel shape.
Colors: white, pink, purple, orange, red, yellow
Season: All year round
Meaning: Pride, splendid beauty, timidity, pastoral poetry.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 18 to 24 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid, striped, bi-color
Facts: Can cause sickness in household pets if ingested. Symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, and salavation. Fragrant. Bees, butterflies and/or birds are attracted to this flower.
Special Handling: Water regularly, do not over water.

Common Name(s): Anemone
Botanical Name(s): Anemone Sylvestis
Other Name(s): Windflower
Description: The long stems bare from one to several blossoms.
Colors: red, purple, and pink
Season: Fall to Early Summer
Meaning: From the Greek word, anemos meaning wind. Love, lust, abandonment and daintiness.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 15 to 20 cm in height
Color Pattern: solid with a black heart ringed in white
Facts: Goddess Flora was so jealous of her husbands attention towards the nymph, Anemone, she turned her into the windflower. Used for menstrual pain, emotional distress and cramping.
Special Handling: Flowers soak up a lot of water, check frequently.

Common Name(s): Anigozanthus
Botanical Name(s): Anigozanthos Flavidus
Other Name(s): Kangaroo Paw
Description: Long velvety buds that open at the tip to produce a tubular shaped flower.
Colors: red, yellow-green, orange
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word anisus meaning unequal and anthos meaning flower, Plant with the unusual flower.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: Can reach 2 m in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: If grown outside, needs protections from snails.
Special Handling: Can last up to three to four weeks. Cut stems once a week.

Common Name(s): Anthurium
Botanical Name(s): Anthurium Amnicola
Other Name(s): Tulip Anthurium, Hawaiian Tulip, Tail Flower
Description: The shiny, glossy textured bract surrounds the true flower. The spadix is covered with very tiny flowers. The spadix can take on many forms such as club-shaped, tapered, spiraled and globe-shaped.
Colors: white, green, red, purple, pink and bi-color
Season: All year round
Meaning: Hard working, think of me.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 30 to 45 cm in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.
Special Handling: Vase life of 3 to 4 weeks. Handling plants could cause skin irritation or allergic reaction. Water regularly, do not let dry out. Use special care when handling flowers, bract is extremely delicate and can easily bruise.

Common Name(s): Asparagus Fern
Botanical Name(s): Asparagus Plumosus
Other Name(s): Tiki, Ming Fern, Tree Fern
Description: This flattened stem plant resembles a fern, however is not a turn fern. Has soft-thread like leaves.
Colors: green
Season: All year round
Meaning: unknown
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 2 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Used as filler in flower arrangements. Can be used to treat intestinal worms and syphilis.
Special Handling: Long lasting, durable filler.

Common Name(s): Aster
Botanical Name(s): Aster Ericoides
Other Name(s): September Flower, Monte Casino, Rainbow Aster
Description: Dainty, daisy-like flowers used for filler.
Colors: white, pink, lavender, red, purple
Season: Mid Summer to Early Fall
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word meaning star. Symbol of love, daintiness, after thought.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: September
Bloom Size: Dime-sized
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Over 600 species. Attracts bees, butterflies, and/or birds.
Special Handling: Vase life of 5 to 10 days. Stems need to be checked and cut constantly. Stems become very slimy.

Common Name(s): Astrantia
Botanical Name(s): Astrantia Major
Other Name(s): Masterwort, Hattie's pincushion
Description: Clusters of star-like flowers surrounded by protective leaves.
Colors: red, pink, white
Season: Summer to Autumn
Meaning: Astrantia is an old plant name with the origin unknown. Since the flower is star shaped, it has been assumed that the Greek word astron meaning star plays a role in the origin of the name.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 2 feet high
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Dates back to 1534. Good for growing in the garden.
Special Handling: Vase life of 5 to 10 days. Choose when the tiny star like clusters are open. Needs plenty of water.

Common Name(s): Baby`s Breath
Botanical Name(s): Gypsophila Paniculata
Other Name(s): Gysophila
Description: A cluster of tiny branches filled with tiny flowers.
Colors: white and pink. Pink is very uncommon
Season: All year round
Meaning: Innocence, pure of heart.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 24 to 36 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Most commonly used as filler in floral arrangements.
Special Handling: Do not mist Baby's Breath, will cause flowers to prematurely brown.

Common Name(s): Bachelor's Button
Botanical Name(s): Ventaurea Cyanus
Other Name(s): Cornflower
Description: A small single flower at the end of a delicate stem. Thistle-like.
Colors: blue, light blue, violet, white, pink
Season: Late Spring to Early Fall
Meaning: Delicacy, hope in love, blessedness.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 24 to 36 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. An old wives tale suggests that a single man would pick a bachelor's button early in the morning while the ground was still covered in dew and place it in his pocket for 24 hours. It was said that if the flower kept its true blue color that the man would have a happy marriage. The flower rarely kept its color so many men stayed single.
Special Handling: Water regularly. Do not over water. Makes an excellent filler flower.

Common Name(s): Bamboo
Botanical Name(s): Dracaena Sanderiana
Other Name(s): Lucky Bamboo
Description: Tall, slender, stems with flexible leaves.
Colors: green, pale yellow
Season: All year round
Meaning: Based on Chinese tradition, the ingredients to a happy life are happiness, wealth and longevity.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 24 to 36 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Commonly used as an indoor plants, twisted shapes available.
Special Handling: Vase life of about a year if kept in clean fresh water. Does best in indirect, bright light.

Common Name(s): Bells of Ireland
Botanical Name(s): Moluccella Laevis
Other Name(s): Shellflower
Description: Tiny flowers surrounded by clusters of bells (calyxes). Flowers are rarely seen, the calyx is considered the blossom.
Colors: flowers-white, calyx-green
Season: Late summer to Early Fall
Meaning: Good Luck, Luck of the Irish.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 16 to 24 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Used often on St. Patrick's Day, however the only association with Ireland is its name.
Special Handling: Will bend towards any light source. Covered with tiny thorns. Wearing gloves when using them is recommended.

Common Name(s): Birds of Paradise
Botanical Name(s): Strelitiza reginae
Other Name(s): Crane Flower, Strelitiza
Description: Similar to the shape of tropical birds heads. Multi-colored flowers held in a beak like sheath. Leaves appear to be banana-like.
Colors: bright orange, purple, sheath is green.
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named for King George III's wife, Charlotte of Macklenberg-Streliz, who was crowned Queen of England in 1761. Freedom, Good Perspective.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: Flower is 6 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: This is a low maintenance plant that can be grown in gardens. All parts of plants are poisonous if ingested. When birds drink the nectar, petals open to cover their feet in pollen.
Special Handling: Vase life of 1 to 2 weeks. Very sensitive to cold.

Common Name(s): Bouvardia
Botanical Name(s): Bouvardia Ternifolia
Other Name(s): Hummingbird Flower, Hummingbird Trumpet
Description: Small tubular flowers that spread into star- like shape.
Colors: fuchsia, red, orange
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named after Louis XIII's physician, Charles Boubard. Enthusiasm.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 24 to 36 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: The flower is very attracted to hummingbirds. Very fragrant flowers.
Special Handling: Avoid cold temperatures.

Common Name(s): Bupleurum
Botanical Name(s): Bupleurum Griffilhii
Other Name(s): Thoroughwax
Description: A multi-branched filler with tiny flowers at the ends of the stems.
Colors: yellow, yellow-green
Season: All year round
Meaning: From the Greek word boupleurs meaning Oxen rib.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 2mm in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Used as an herd to reduce inflammation of the liver and protects the liver from toxins.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 10 days. Avoid over watering.

Common Name(s): Calla Lily
Botanical Name(s): Zantedeschia Aethiopica
Other Name(s): Arum Lily, Calla, Trumpet Lily
Description: Flowers protrude from a long thick stem into a trumpet shape.
Colors: orange, white, pink, yellow, green, purple
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named for Francesco Zantedeschia. Beauty.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 36 to 48 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Sap will stain clothing however, stain will only appear after clothes have been washed. Poisonous if ingested. Although called a calla lily, they are not related to the true lily or the lily family.
Special Handling: Vase life of 4 to 8 days. Flowers tend to bruise easily. Check water levels often.

Common Name(s): Camellia
Botanical Name(s): Camellia assumillis
Other Name(s): Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia
Description: An evergreen shrub with glossy leaves and large flowers containing 5-9 petals.
Colors: white, pink, red, yellow, blue
Season: Winter to Spring
Meaning: Many different meanings for different colors. Red means excellence. White means adorable and lovely. Pink means I long for your touch. Blue means you are the flame in my heart.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 1 to 12 cm in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Mainly used in gardens. Highly valued in Japan.
Special Handling: Average watering needs.

Common Name(s): Carnation
Botanical Name(s): Dianthus Caryophyllus
Other Name(s): Carn, Chinese Pink
Description: A delicate multi-petaled single flower atop a long stem.
Colors: pink, white, red, yellow, orange, green
Season: All year round
Meaning: Fascination, admiration, pure love, my heart yearns for you, a mother's love.
Zodiac: Cancer
Flower of the Month: January
Bloom Size: 18 to 24 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid, striped, bi-color, frosted
Facts: Carnations symbolize many things. Pink carnations are said to have first appeared on Earth when a tear fell from the Virgin Mary's eye when Jesus Christ was carrying the cross. According to Christian legend, the flower was said to have sprung up from the Earth when her tear hit the ground, therefore the pink carnation represents a Mother's undying love.
Special Handling: Can last up to three weeks. Very durable.

Common Name(s): Chrysanthemum
Botanical Name(s): Dendranthema X Grandiflorum
Other Name(s): Daisy, mums, pompons, spider daisy, football mum
Description: Stems can contain multiple blooms or one flower.
Colors: purple, pink, white, yellow, magenta, red, bronze
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named by Carolis Linnaeus in the 17th Century. Cheerfulness, you're a wonderful friend, rest, loveliness, optimisim, abundance, wealth. Red means love. Yellow means slighted love and white means truth.
Zodiac: Libra
Flower of the Month: November
Bloom Size: varies
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: There is a festival of happiness in Japan to celebrate this flower. In Europe, Chrysanthemum is a symbol of death and are used only for funerals or on graves. Flowers are used to make a sweet drink known as chrysanthemum tea. In Asia the tea is used for many medical uses such as and aid in recovery from influenza.
Special Handling: Vase life of 1 to 2 weeks. Check water levels frequently as flowers are susceptible to bacteria.

Common Name(s): Cosmos
Botanical Name(s): Cosmos bipinnatus
Other Name(s): Mexican Aster, Chocolate Cosmo
Description: A single flower atop a delicate, sometimes hairy stem.
Colors: white, red, pink, brown, orange, yellow, purple
Season: Summer to Fall
Meaning: Comes from the Latin word kosmos meaning beautiful.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: October
Bloom Size: 2 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, striped, bi-color
Facts: Hummingbirds are very attracted to this flower. Very fragrant. Chocolate cosmos even smell like chocolate. Are suitable for drying.
Special Handling: Vase life of 4 to 7 days.

Common Name(s): Daffodil
Botanical Name(s): Narcissus
Other Name(s): Jonquil, Narcissus
Description: A trumpet shaped blossom surrounded by petals usually of a contrasting color.
Colors: yellow-white, yellow-orange, pink, lime green
Season: Late Fall to Spring
Meaning: Based on the Greek mythology character, Narcissus, who was known to be so arrogant that when he looked into a mirror he fell in love with his reflection. He was later said to have been turned into the flower. Chivalry, respect, you are my only one, the sun shines when I'm with you, unrequited love.
Zodiac: Aquarius
Flower of the Month: March
Bloom Size: 3 to 4 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: bi-color
Facts: National flower of Wales. Flowers are fragrant. Some species have frilly petals. Many poets such as Oscar Wilde and William Wordsworth have written about this flower. It is said that Prince Charles receives one Daffodil annually as payment for the unused land in Sicily.
Special Handling: Vase life of 3 to 6 days. When cut, daffodil creates a sap that will shorten the vase life of the other flowers. Add to arrangement approximately 6 hours after cutting.

Common Name(s): Dahlias
Botanical Name(s): Dahlia
Other Name(s): unknown
Description: Consist of many shapes, sizes, textures, round, daisy-like and pinwheel shapes available.
Colors: hues of pink, red, purple, orange, white, yellow
Season: Summer to Fall
Meaning: Named for the Swedish botanist Dr. Anders Dahl. Dignity, elegance, good taste, instability.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: Varies on species
Color Pattern: bi-color
Facts: National flower of Mexico.
Special Handling: Vase life of 2 to 14 days. Can wilt quickly if not cared for properly. Add boiling water to a tall vase and add flowers to the water. Covering the top of the vase with a towel is recommended to protect the blossoms from the steam. Keep flowers in vase until the boiling water has completely cool. Remove flowers and add to a floral preservation solution.

Common Name(s): Daisy
Botanical Name(s): Dendranthema X Grandiflorum
Other Name(s): Chrysanthemum, mum
Description: A multi-branched stem containing multiple blossoms.
Colors: purple, pink, white, red, magenta, bronze
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named by Carolis Linnaeus in the 17th Century. Cheerfulness, you're a wonderful friend, rest, loveliness, optimisim, abundance, wealth. Red means love. Yellow means slighted love and white means truth.
Zodiac: Libra
Flower of the Month: April
Bloom Size: varies
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: There is a festival of happiness in Japan to celebrate this flower. In Europe, Chrysanthemum is a symbol of death and are used only for funerals or on graves. Flowers are used to make a sweet drink known as chrysanthemum tea. In Asia the tea is used for many medical uses such as and aid in recovery from influenza.
Special Handling: Vase life of 1 to 2 weeks. Check water levels frequently as flowers are susceptible to bacteria.

Common Name(s): Delphinium
Botanical Name(s): Delphinium elatuem
Other Name(s): Candle Delphinium, Larkspur
Description: Spikes with clusters of trumpet shaped, disc shaped or dolphin shaped flowers.
Colors: blue, lavender, red, white, pink, purple
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word, delphis meaning dolphin. Flight of fancy, ardent attachment, agility.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: July
Bloom Size: 8 to 20 inches long
Color Pattern: solid, spotted, striped
Facts: Extracts of the plant has been used in herbal medicine. Often used as filler in arrangements. The juices of the flower will create a blue ink when mixed with alum.
Special Handling: Do not over water.

Common Name(s): Dianthus
Botanical Name(s): Dianthus barbatus
Other Name(s): Sweet William, Mini-Carnations
Description: Tiny florets clustered atop multi-branched stems.
Colors: red, purple, pink, white, bi-colored
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek words Dios meaning god and Anthos meaning flower.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 12 to 18 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Closely related to the carnation. An excellent filler flower.
Special Handling: Vase life of 5 to 7 days.

Common Name(s): English Lavender
Botanical Name(s): Lavandula angustifolia
Other Name(s): Lavender
Description: Tiny flowers that grow on spikes from a woody stem comparable to an evergreen.
Colors: violet, lavender, purple, white
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Latin word lavare meaning to wash.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 12 to 18 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Extremely fragrant. Butterflies are attracted to this plant. Lavender has many uses. Can be made into potpourri, oils, stored in clothing drawers to keep a fresh scent and to ward off moths. Used as an antiseptic and in aromatherapy. Used as an herb and blossoms can be candied to be used as cake decorations.
Special Handling: Pollen can cause an allergic reaction.

Common Name(s): Equisetum
Botanical Name(s): Equisetum hyemale
Other Name(s): Horsetail
Description: Long slender stems with leaves found at the joints.
Colors: green
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Latin word equis meaning horse and seta meaning bristle.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 24 to 36 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: There are 15 different species, all with there own characteristic. Often used in modern floral designs.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 14 days. Can be easily dried.

Common Name(s): Eucalyptus
Botanical Name(s): Eucalyptus
Other Name(s): Silver dollar eucalyptus, Seeded eucalyptus
Description: Shapes vary depending on species. Round and oval leaves connected to multi-branched stems. Many species produce seeded pods.
Colors: blue-green, green, gray
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word eu meaning well and kalypto to cover.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 12 to 18 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Eucalyptus is used in oil and can help with respiratory problems. Extremely fragrant. Native to Australia.
Special Handling: Vase life of 2 to 14 days. Removing the leaves can produce a sticky residue. The use of gloves is recommended when using Eucalyptus.

Common Name(s): Forget-me-not
Botanical Name(s): Myosotis sylvatica
Other Name(s): unknown
Description: Very tiny blossoms clustered on thin stems, very delicate flowers.
Colors: blue, pink, white, purple
Season: Spring to Summer
Meaning: Faithful love, undying love, do not forget, memories.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 1 cm in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: In medieval times, legends suggests that a knight and his lover were walking along the riverbank when the knight bent down to pick the flower and fell into the river because of the weight of his armor. As he was drowning he screamed forget-me-not and threw the flower to his lover.
Special Handling: none

Common Name(s): Freesia
Botanical Name(s): Freesia
Other Name(s): Freesia
Description: Spikes of delicate trumpet-shaped blossoms atop a slender stem.
Colors: pink, red, orange, yellow, blue, violet, white
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named after a German physician , Dr. Friedrich Reese. Love, calm, careful, passion, rushed.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 12 to 18 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Very fragrant. Used as filler in floral arrangements. Over 110 million stems sold in the UK annually.
Special Handling: Vase life of 5 to 10 days. Make sure they have plenty of water.

Common Name(s): Gardenia
Botanical Name(s): Gardenia angusta
Other Name(s): Cape Jasmine
Description: A multi-petaled flower that is waxy to the touch.
Colors: white, cream
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named after a Dr. Alexander Garden a physician and botanist in South Carolina. Secret love, lovely.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 4 to 8 feet in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Originally cultivated in China and Japan. Available as a potted plant. A favorite flower for weddings.
Special Handling: Vase life of 1 to 2 days. Petals are extremely sensitive to touch, may cause bruising and premature browning.

Common Name(s): Gerbera Daisy
Botanical Name(s): Gerbera jamesonii
Other Name(s): Gerbera Daisy, Gerb, African Daisy
Description: Very similar to the daisy, however quite larger. Layer of either single, double, and multi-petaled varieties available.
Colors: red, yellow, pink, orange, white, bi-colored
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named for a German naturalist Traugott Gerber. Purity and strength.
Zodiac: Pisces
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 2 to 5 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color, tri-color
Facts: The fifth most popular cut flower in the world. The only color not available is blue.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 14 days. Flowers need fresh water often as they are highly susceptible to bacteria. Bacteria could cause premature wilting.

Common Name(s): Ginger
Botanical Name(s): Alpinia zerumbet
Other Name(s): Shell Ginger
Description: A large flower head with multiple bracts atop a thick stem.
Colors: white, cream, yellow, pink, red
Season: All year round
Meaning: Diversity, unlimited wealth.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 6 to 8 feet in height
Color Pattern: bi-color
Facts: Used in modern floral designs. Many different varieties of ginger each with there own characteristics.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 14 days.

Common Name(s): Gladiolus
Botanical Name(s): Gladiolus communis ssp. byzanthinus
Other Name(s): Sword lily, Glads
Description: Large, thick stems with six to eight tightly packed blossoms on only one side. Blossoms shape and texture vary from fringed to ruffled to trumpet shaped to rosebuds.
Colors: pink, red, white, orange, yellow, purple, bi-color
Season: All year round
Meaning: Gladiolus is Latin for sword. Graceful, strong sense of character.
Zodiac: Leo
Flower of the Month: August
Bloom Size: 2 to 8 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. Very fragrant. May cause allergic reactions. Mostly used in sympathy bouquets.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 14 days.

Common Name(s): Godetia
Botanical Name(s): Clarkia rubicunda
Other Name(s): Farewell-to-Spring, Satin Flower
Description: A multi-petal funnel shaped blossom.
Colors: pink, red, yellow, white, purple, blue, bi-colored
Season: Spring to Late Summer
Meaning: Named for Captain William Clark. Pleasing.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 3 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Foliage will die before flower.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 10 days.

Common Name(s): Golden Craspedia
Botanical Name(s): Craspedia globosa
Other Name(s): Billy's button, Billy's balls
Description: A small globe shaped head tightly packed with small clusters of flowers.
Colors: yellow
Season: Spring to Fall
Meaning: Edged and Frigid.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 1 inch in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Flower dries very well and is often used for permanent arrangements.
Special Handling: Vase life of 10 to 12 days.

Common Name(s): Golden Rod
Botanical Name(s): Solidago canadensis
Other Name(s): Solidago
Description: Clusters of tiny flowers on large stalks.
Colors: bright yellow
Season: Early Spring to Late Fall
Meaning: Comes from the Latin word solido which means to make whole or strengthen.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 18 to 24 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: An excellent filler flower. Often considered to be a weed and is often blamed for hay fever however, there pollen is so heavy that it is unable to be blown far from the flower. Using goldenrod, Thomas Edison was able to produce rubber. It was said to be resilient and long lasting. The Model T that was given to him as a gift from Henry Ford had tires made out of goldenrod.
Special Handling: Can cause allergic reactions.

Common Name(s): Heather
Botanical Name(s): Erica cinerea
Other Name(s): Calluna, Scotch Heather
Description: Considered to be a heath-like shrub, the stems consist of tiny bell shaped blossoms.
Colors: pink, white, lavender
Season: Fall to Early Spring
Meaning: Your wishes will come true, admiration for another.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 6 to 36 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Flowers are extremely fragrant. Works well as a filler flower in arrangements.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 14 days. Dried Heather tends to fall apart quickly and easily.

Common Name(s): Heliconia
Botanical Name(s): Heliconia criswick
Other Name(s): Lobster Claw
Description: Tiny flower clusters nestled in the claw.
Colors: orange, red, yellow, pink, bi-colored
Season: All year round
Meaning: Great returns.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 18 to 24 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: A very important food source for forest hummingbirds. Related to the banana.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 21 days. Use of wire may be needed in arrangements due to the heaviness of the stem. If black spots appear on the stem this is an indication of exposure to cold temperatures. Do not store in temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Common Name(s): Hyacinth
Botanical Name(s): Hyacinthus orientalis
Other Name(s): Dutch Hyacinths
Description: A rounded spike with clusters of star-shaped blossoms.
Colors: pink, white, purple, blue, yellow
Season: Fall to Early Spring
Meaning: Named for the Greek mythology character, Hyakinthos, who was loved by the god of the sun, Apollo. Jealousy, on part of the god of the west wind, injured Hyakinthos causing blood to be shed. From the blood, the flower grew and Apollo named it for Hyakinthos. Consistency, please forgive me, jealousy, loveliness.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 12 to 18 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: These flowers are very fragrant and were once sought after because of their scent. In the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries having this flower was a symbol of wealth and style. Said to have been first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's.
Special Handling: Vase life of 3 to 7 days.

Common Name(s): Hydrangea
Botanical Name(s): Hydrangea macrophylla
Other Name(s): Hortensia
Description: Small star shaped blossoms clustered together to form a rounded head.
Colors: white, pink, blue, green, purple
Season: Early Spring to Fall
Meaning: Thank you for your understanding, heartlessness, arrogance, aloofness.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 4 to 8 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Very popular for wedding arrangements. Are suitable for drying.
Special Handling: Vase life of 5 to 10 days.

Common Name(s): Iris
Botanical Name(s): Iris reticulata
Other Name(s): Dutch Iris
Description: Three inner petals that stand upward when in blossom and three outer petals that tend to drop downward.
Colors: white, yellow, blue, violet
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow. Your friendship means the world to me, faith, hope, wisdom.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 1 to 3 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, striped, spotted, bi-colored
Facts: The Iris is the National Emblem of France.
Special Handling: Vase life of 2 to 4 days. Flower buds can be forced open by peeling back the protective leaf and gently tapping the stem. This should make the flower open.

Common Name(s): Kalanchoe
Botanical Name(s): Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Other Name(s): Calandiva, Flaming Katy
Description: A blooming houseplant that resembles miniature roses.
Colors: red, yellow, orange, white, pink
Season: All year round
Meaning: Endurence, lasting affection.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 12 to 18 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Very popular gift for Valentine's Day.
Special Handling: Blooms can last for 6 to 8 weeks. Plants needs sunlight to grow, however direct hot summer sunlight may burn the leaves. Allow the soil to become dry to the touch in between waterings.

Common Name(s): King Protea
Botanical Name(s): Protea cyaroides
Other Name(s): King Sugar Bush
Description: Many pointed stiff petals surrounding a mass of stamen.
Colors: pink
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek god, Proteus who was known to be able to change into different shapes.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 12 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: bottom half of petals are cream or yellow, blends into a bright pink. Inside stamen is white.
Facts: Leaves are used to produce tea. There are over 120 protea species listed on the endangered species list. Used as a focal point in floral arrangements to promote an exotic look.
Special Handling: Vase life of 14 to 21 days.

Common Name(s): Leptospermum
Botanical Name(s): Leptospermum
Other Name(s): Tea tree, Lepto
Description: Clusters of small double blossoms.
Colors: red, white, pink
Season: Winter to Late Spring
Meaning: Comes from the Greek words leptos meaning slender and sperma meaning seeds.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 3 cm in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: The name tea tree refers to when early Australian settlers would soak the leaves of this flower to make a herbal tea that was rich in Vitamin C.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 14 days. Be careful with flowers that are in blossom. Then tend to shatter easily.

Common Name(s): Liatris
Botanical Name(s): Liatris spicata
Other Name(s): Blazing Star, Gay feather
Description: One of the only plants that bloom small clusters of flowers from the top of the spike downward.
Colors: purple, white, blue
Season: All year round
Meaning: Enthusiasm.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 18 to 24 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Popularly used in contemporary floral designs. Dries very well. A sealant should be used to prevent shattering.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 10 days.

Common Name(s): Lilac
Botanical Name(s): Syringa vulgaris
Other Name(s): Common Lilac, French Lilac, Syringa
Description: A four petal, cup shaped blossom clustered together at the end of a woody stem.
Colors: white, pink, purple
Season: Winter to Late Spring
Meaning: Love or Absence of Passion.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 1 cm in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Flowers are extremely fragrant and attract bees, butterflies and birds. Used as an accent in florist arrangements or alone. Fur traders in the late 17th Century are said to have planted Lilac bushes on Macanac Island which remain there today.
Special Handling: Vase life of 3 to 14 days. The greater the fragrance the shorter the vase life.

Common Name(s): Lily
Botanical Name(s): Liluim
Other Name(s): Asiatic Lily
Description: A cup shaped flower with clusters of 4 to 6 buds on each stem.
Colors: white, red, pink, yellow, orange, bi-colored
Season: All year round
Meaning: Most colors have different meanings. Orange means hatred. Yellow means false or gay and walking on air. White means purity, virginity, majesty.
Zodiac: Virgo
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 4 to 6 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, striped, spotted, bi-color
Facts: The lily represents pure and virginal love in the Christian faith. Other popular types of lilies are the Oriental lily, Tiger Lily and Easter Lily each of which have their own special characteristics.
Special Handling: Vase life of 4 to 14 days, pollen stamens will permanently stain if it comes in direct contact with clothing. Remove stamens carefully. The use of gloves is recommended. Flowers may blossom at different times. Remove blossom when it becomes unattractive.

Common Name(s): Lily of the Valley
Botanical Name(s): Convallaria majalis
Other Name(s): May Bells , Our Lady's Tears
Description: Small bell like blooms on a short delicate stem.
Colors: white, pink
Season: All year round
Meaning: Sweetness, you complete my life, return of happiness.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: May
Bloom Size: 5 to 10 mm in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Is said to have been the favorite flower of Queen Victoria. All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. Very popular for weddings and corsage designs.
Special Handling: Vase life of 2 to 6 days.

Common Name(s): Limonium
Botanical Name(s): Limonium leptostachyum
Other Name(s): Misty, Seafoam Statice
Description: Narrow stem breaking off into additional stems with small papery clusters of blossoms.
Colors: purple, pink, white, yellow
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word leumon which means meadow. Sympathy, remembrance, lasting beauty.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 18 to 24 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Often used as filler in floral design. Papery flowers are very good for drying.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 14 days. Flowers are susceptible to mildew. Make sure air circulation is good.

Common Name(s): Lisianthus
Botanical Name(s): Eustoma grandiflorum
Other Name(s): Love Rose, Texas bluebell
Description: Cup shaped multi-petaled rose like blossoms.
Colors: purple, pink, white, green, red, blue, bi colored
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word lysis meaning dissolution and anthos meaning flower .
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 18 to 24 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Is rapidly becoming more popular in the cut flower industry.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 10 days.

Common Name(s): Matsumoto Asters
Botanical Name(s): Callistephus
Other Name(s): China aster, Florist aster
Description: A large multi-petaled blossom. Comes in varied shapes and sizes.
Colors: pink, purple, white, red, orange, yellow
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Latin word meaning star.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: varies
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Highly susceptible to bacteria. Keep water fresh.
Special Handling: Vase life of 5 to 10 days.

Common Name(s): Narcissus
Botanical Name(s): Narcissus poeticus actaea
Other Name(s): Narcissi
Description: Small multi-petaled blossom, similar to the daffodil.
Colors: white, pink, yellow, orange
Season: Fall to Spring
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word Narcissus meaning numbness. Self-esteem and vanity.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: December
Bloom Size: 12 to 18 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Flowers are extremely fragrant. Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. All daffodils are narcissi but not all narcissi are daffodils. Galanthine, a substance in the flowers is currently being used in medicine to treat Alzheimers.
Special Handling: Vase life of 3 to 6 days.

Common Name(s): Nerine
Botanical Name(s): Nerine bowdenii
Other Name(s): Jersey Lily, Guernsey Lily and Spider Lily
Description: A cluster of six to eight blossoms with curved edges resembling the lily.
Colors: pink, red, white
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named for the Nereids in Greek mythology. The nereids were sea nymphs and daughters of the sea god, Nereus.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 3 to 5 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Very popular for corsages and wedding bouquets. Known as the Jersey lily after the British actress Lily Langtry. Langtry bore the nickname Jersey Lily as she was from the Isle of Jersey, UK.
Special Handling: Vase life of 10 to 14 days. Flowers may turn blue if stored below 40 degrees F.

Common Name(s): Orchid
Botanical Name(s): Phalaenopsis
Other Name(s): Moth orchid
Description: Moth or butterfly shaped blossoms.
Colors: white, pink, purple, and bi-color
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek work orchis meaning testicle. Love, beauty, refinement.
Zodiac: Aries
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 3 to 4 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, striped, spotted, bi-color
Facts: The orchid is the largest family in the plant kingdom with nearly 25,000 known varieties. The world's largest orchid can grow up to 20 m long.
Special Handling: Can last up to 3 to 4 weeks as a cut flower or over a month as a potted plant. Enjoys regular misting.

Common Name(s): Ornithogalum
Botanical Name(s): Ornithogalum narbonense
Other Name(s): Star of Bethlehem
Description: A slender stalk with clusters of 6 petaled star shaped blossoms.
Colors: white
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word ornis meaning bird and gala meaning milk. Named for the star of Bethlehem that appeared in the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 30 cm in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Leonardo Da Vinci has paintings of the Star of Bethlehem (1505-1507).
Special Handling: Vase life of 14 to 21 days.

Common Name(s): Peonies
Botanical Name(s): Paeonia lactiflora
Other Name(s): None
Description: A large multi petaled ruffled blossom.
Colors: white, pink, red, peach and a pale yellow
Season: Early Spring to Early Summer
Meaning: Happy marriage, prosperity. In China, the word for peony is sho yu meaning most beautifu.l
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 3 to 8 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Flowers are extremely fragrant. Popular as a filler flower in mixed bouquets or alone. Is a symbol for luxury and indulgence. Is a traditional floral symbol of China. Are grown as ornamental plants.
Special Handling: Vase life of 5 to 7 days. Works best in a vase rather than floral foam. Are very thirsty flowers, check water level frequently.

Common Name(s): Phlox
Botanical Name(s): Phlox paniculate
Other Name(s): Blue Paradise, Summer Phlox
Description: A large cluster of small blossoms.
Colors: blue, pink, purple, magenta, bi-color
Season: Summer to Fall
Meaning: Our souls are united. Means flame in Latin.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 36 to 40 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Flowers are extremely fragrant and will attract bees, butterflies, and/or birds. Makes a beautiful perennial for the garden.
Special Handling: Vase life of 5 to 7 days. Removing most of the foliage will help to keep the flowers longer. Extremely thirsty flowers. Check water levels constantly.

Common Name(s): Pincushion Protea
Botanical Name(s): Leucospermum cordifolium
Other Name(s): unknown
Description: A dome shaped blossom that resembles a pincushion with pins in it.
Colors: orange, red, yellow
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek God, Proteus who was known to be able to change into different shapes.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: unknown
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Often used in floral arrangements as filler and to create an exotic look. Is native to South America and grows wild there.
Special Handling: Vase life of 14 to 21 days.

Common Name(s): Pittosporum
Botanical Name(s): pittosporum tobira
Other Name(s): Japanese Mock Orange, Japanese Pittosporum
Description: A five petaled blossom which can either be singular or clustered with large glossy leaves.
Colors: white
Season: Spring to Summer
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word pitt meaning pitch seed.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 2 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Flower are extremely fragrant. Popularly used in the garden, however is becoming increasingly sought after for wedding arrangements. Used as a filler.
Special Handling: Pollen may cause allergic reactions.

Common Name(s): Platycodon
Botanical Name(s): Platycodon grandiflorus
Other Name(s): Balloon Flower, sentimental blue
Description: A multi-stem stalk with 8 to 10 star shaped blossoms.
Colors: purple, blue
Season: Spring to Summer
Meaning: Named balloon flower because buds look like inflated balloons ready to burst.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 2 to 3 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Mostly grown in gardens, however are suitable for cutting. Works well as a potted plant.
Special Handling: Do not over water.

Common Name(s): Poppy
Botanical Name(s): Papaveraceae
Other Name(s): Depends on species
Description: The poppy has 4 to 6 petals with a dark center upon a skinny stem.
Colors: red, yellow, orange, white, pink
Season: All year round
Meaning: Remembrance, wealth, pleasure, imagination, eternal sleep.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: Varies on species
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Used as a symbol for Remembrance Day (November 11). The poppy was chosen because the flower bloomed in the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I. The red color symbolizes the bloodshed of trench warfare. Popularly used in Christmas wreaths. Suitable for drying
Special Handling: Poppies will last longer if they are cut in bud form.

Common Name(s): Queen Anne's Lace
Botanical Name(s): Ammi majus
Other Name(s): Bishop's weed, Wild carrot
Description: Resembles lace work, with delicate clusters of tiny florets.
Colors: white
Season: All year round
Meaning: Haven, self-reliance.
Zodiac: Gemini
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 4 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Not to be confused with the other Queen Anne's Lace which grows as a weed. Creates a sap that will cause skin rash and irritation. A favorite with florists as a filler flower in arrangements.
Special Handling: Vase life of 3 to 5 days. Dries very well. Keep in a dark area to maintain the white color when drying.

Common Name(s): Ranunculus
Botanical Name(s): Ranunculus asiatucus
Other Name(s): Persian buttercup
Description: A multi-peteled blossom.
Colors: white, yellow, orange, pink, red
Season: Later Winter to Late Spring
Meaning: Comes from the Latin word ranunculus meaning little frog. You are in attractions.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 1 to 4 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, centers are often a contrasting color
Facts: Ranunculus has a hollow stem and may need for a wire to be inserted to prevent them from curving. Myths suggest that it was an Asian prince's name for whom the flower was named for. The prince was so handsome that he was loved by all. He sang beautiful songs in the open country and for the nymphs. He did not have the courage to profess his love for the nymphs and it haunted him so much that he died. After he died, he was turned into the beautiful flower.
Special Handling: Vase life of 3 to 5 days.

Common Name(s): Rose
Botanical Name(s): Rosa
Other Name(s): Sweetheart Rose, Hybrid Tea Rose
Description: A multi-petaled blossom that ranges in size. Comes as a single blossom atop a thorny stem ranging from 12 to 40 inches high. Stem size and blossom count varies depending on the variety.
Colors: hues of red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, white
Season: All year round
Meaning: All roses are symbolic for love, however each color has a separate meaning. Red means love, respect, courage. Pink means grace, perfect happiness. Dark pink means gratitude. Light pink means admiration, sympathy. White means innocence, purity, secrecy, I'm worthy of you, you're heavenly, humility. Yellow means undying lover, platonic love, friendship. Orange means passion, desire. Blue means extraordinary, mystery. Red and White. means unity.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: June
Bloom Size: On average 2 to 5 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Many rose varieties produce a sweet fragrance. Rose perfumes are made by steam distilling crushed rose petals which produces essential oils. Very popularly used in Persia, Bulgaria, Iran and Germany. The rose is the National flower of England, the provincial flower of Alberta and the State flower of Iowa, North Dakota, Georgia and New York. Portland, Oregon holds an annual Rose Festival. The rose is often used as a symbol for the Virgin Mary. The most popular and well known cut flower. Used in floral arrangements, wedding and corsage work by florists. Red roses are the most sought after flower for a Valentine's Day gift. Monk's cultivated rose bushes after the crusades for medicinal uses. Rose water was successful in curing ailments such as trembling, constipation, drunkenness, insomnia and skin and throat infections. There is no such rose with a true blue or a true black color. Black roses are generally a deep, deep red where as blue roses are typically purple.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 10 days. Thorns should not be removed from stem as they may cause open wounds to the stem where bacteria can gather and shorten the life of the flower. Roses are extremely thirsty flowers. Check water levels frequently.

Common Name(s): Salal
Botanical Name(s): Gaultheria shallon
Other Name(s): Shallon
Description: Small bell shaped flowers cascading downward from a woody stem.
Colors: pinkish-white
Season: All year round
Meaning: Zest.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 3 to 9 cm in length
Color Pattern: bi-color
Facts: Mainly used in sympathy arrangements by florists. Fruits that grow on the plant are edible.
Special Handling: none

Common Name(s): Salvia
Botanical Name(s): Salvia splendens
Other Name(s): Sage
Description: A long spike with clusters of small flowers blooming from the bottom up.
Colors: blue, purple, red, pink
Season: Summer to Fall
Meaning: Comes from the Latin word salvia which means to heal.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 6 to 12 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Adds height to a floral arrangement. Attracts bees, butterflies and or birds. Are mainly grown in gardens.
Special Handling: Flower dries very well and is often used in dry flower arrangements.

Common Name(s): Sandersonia
Botanical Name(s): Sandersonia aurantiaca
Other Name(s): Chinese Lantern Lily, Christmas bells
Description: Tiny, lantern shaped buds cascading downward on a multi branched stem.
Colors: yellow, orange, cream
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named for John Sanderson, who discovered the plant in 1851 in South Africa.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 4 mm in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: The flowers are currently being hybridized in New Zealand in hopes of a pink and white form of the plant. Becoming increasing popular in cut arrangements.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 10 days. Very susceptible to diseases.

Common Name(s): Scabiosa
Botanical Name(s): Scabiosa caucasica
Other Name(s): Pincushion flower
Description: A small daisy-like flower with multiple overlapping papery petals.
Colors: lavender, blue, creamy white, pink
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word scabies meaning to itch.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 2 to 3 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Scabiosa's leaves are the supposed cure for the disease Scabies. Often planted in gardens, however they are becoming increasingly popular in floral arrangements. Flowers are fragrant and attract a variety of insects.
Special Handling: Vase life of 3 to 5 days.

Common Name(s): Snapdragon
Botanical Name(s): Antirrhunum majus
Other Name(s): Antirrhunum, Garden Snapdragon
Description: A tall spike clustered with dragon head shaped blossoms with upper and lower lips which will snap open when gently squeezed.
Colors: pink, purple, yellow, orange, white, bi-colored
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word anti meaning like and rhin meaning nose. Gracious lady, presumption, graciousness.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 6 to 12 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Leaves of the plant are used in cataplasms for tumors and ulcers. In the 16th and 17th centuries the flower was used as a preservative against witch craft. Mildly fragrant. Used to create height in floral arrangements.
Special Handling: Vase life of 5 to 6 days. Snapdragons are extremely thirsty flowers, check water levels frequently.

Common Name(s): Solidaster
Botanical Name(s): Solidaster leteus
Other Name(s): none
Description: Clusters of hundreds of tiny flowers on a thin multi-branched stems.
Colors: yellow
Season: All year round
Meaning: Solid aster is named for its parents, Aster and solidago (golden rod).
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: .25 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: A popular filler in floral arrangements. Pollen may cause allergic reactions.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 10 days. Highly susceptible to bacteria, check water levels frequently.

Common Name(s): Spray Rose
Botanical Name(s): Rosa
Other Name(s): Miniatures
Description: A multi-petaled blossom that ranges in size. Comes as a multiple flower branching from the stem. Stem size and blossom count varies depending on the variety.
Colors: hues of red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, white
Season: All year round
Meaning: All roses are symbolic for love, however each color has a separate meaning. Red means love, respect, courage. Pink means grace, perfect happiness. Dark pink means gratitude. Light pink means admiration, sympathy. White means innocence, purity, secrecy, I'm worthy of you, you're heavenly, humility. Yellow means undying lover, platonic love, friendship. Orange means passion, desire. Blue means extraordinary, mystery. Red and White. means unity.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: June
Bloom Size: On average 2 to 5 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Many rose varieties produce a sweet fragrance. Rose perfumes are made by steam distilling crushed rose petals which produces essential oils. Very popularly used in Persia, Bulgaria, Iran and Germany. The rose is the National flower of England, the provincial flower of Alberta and the State flower of Iowa, North Dakota, Georgia and New York. Portland, Oregon holds an annual Rose Festival. The rose is often used as a symbol for the Virgin Mary. The most popular and well known cut flower. Used in floral arrangements, wedding and corsage work by florists. Red roses are the most sought after flower for a Valentine's Day gift. Monk's cultivated rose bushes after the crusades for medicinal uses. Rose water was successful in curing ailments such as trembling, constipation, drunkenness, insomnia and skin and throat infections. There is no such rose with a true blue or a true black color. Black roses are generally a deep, deep red where as blue roses are typically purple.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 10 days. Thorns should not be removed from stem as they may cause open wounds to the stem where bacteria can gather and shorten the life of the flower. Roses are extremely thirsty flowers. Check water levels frequently.

Common Name(s): Statice
Botanical Name(s): Limonium sinuatum
Other Name(s): English statice, German statice, seafoam statice
Description: Narrow stalks branch off into many slender stems, tiny strawlike flowers.
Colors: lavender,purple, white, pink,yellow
Season: All year round
Meaning: Rememberance
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 1 to 1 and a half feet long
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: A popular filler and very useful in dried floral arrangments.
Special Handling: Vase life of 10 to 12 days

Common Name(s): Stephanotis
Botanical Name(s): Stephanotis floribunda
Other Name(s): Bridal wreath
Description: Small waxy five petaled star shaped blossom.
Colors: white
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek words stephanos meaning crown and otos meaning ear, a crown of ears. Luck, prosperity, wedding.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 3 cm in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Flowers will fade to yellow after several days. Is considered to be one of the most popular wedding flowers. Extremely fragrant. Is a controllable vine that can be grown indoors for decorative uses such as on a trellis.
Special Handling: Vase life of 3 to 4 days. Flowers are extremely sensitive. Flower need constant moisture. Keeping your hands wet while working with them is recommended.

Common Name(s): Stock
Botanical Name(s): Matthiola
Other Name(s): Matthiola
Description: Tight clusters of tiny florets atop a single stem.
Colors: red, pink, white, yellow, orange, purple
Season: All year round
Meaning: You will always be beautiful to me, lasting beauty, promptness.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 1 inch in diameter
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Used to create lines and mass in floral arrangements. Very fragrant. Named for the botanist Pierandrea Mattioli (1500-1577).
Special Handling: Vase life of 5 to 7 days. Stock is susceptible to bacteria. Check water frequently.

Common Name(s): Strawflower
Botanical Name(s): Helichrysum bracteatum
Other Name(s): Everlasting flower, paper daisy
Description: A daisy-like bloom with a papery texture.
Colors: red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, white, maroon
Season: Summer to Fall
Meaning: Comes from the Greek words helisso meaning to turn around and chyrsos meaning gold. Never ending remembrance.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 2 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Very popular as a dried flower. An annual for your garden. Attracts bees, birds and/or butterflies.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 14 days.

Common Name(s): Sunflower
Botanical Name(s): Helianthus annuus
Other Name(s): none
Description: There are two parts to this flower, the head which is clustered with tiny disc florets in a spiral pattern, and the outer petals which are called ray florets.
Colors: Ray florets are typically yellow but shades of maroon, orange and tan are beginning to appear. The disc florets are brown and black while greenish-yellow is beginning to appear
Season: Late Summer to Late Fall
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word helios meaning sun and anthos meaning flowers. Adoration, pride, sunshine.
Zodiac: Scorpio
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 2 to 8 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, striped, contrasting centers
Facts: Sunflowers are helitropic meaning they are known for the behavior of turning themselves towards the sun. On sunny days the sunflower in the bud stage will track the sun from east to west, returning to the east at nightfall or at dawn, where the sun rises each morning. The sunflower is able to do so because of a flexible segment of the stem just below the bud. This segment will stiffen at the end of the bud stage and the flower will freeze in the direction of the East.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 10 days. Keep flower hydrated to keep the stems strong to support the flowers big blossom.

Common Name(s): Sweet pea
Botanical Name(s): Lathyrus odoratus
Other Name(s): Lathyrus
Description: A vine like flower with thin delicate petals.
Colors: red, white, purple, pink
Season: Winter to Summer
Meaning: Delicate pleasures.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: unknown
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Used as an annual in gardens. Seeds from the sweet pea are not edible. Flowers have a sweet fragrance, therefore called sweet pea. Breeders are trying to develop a scented yellow sweet pea flower. Popularly used for wedding bouquets and corsages by florists.
Special Handling: Vase life of 3 to 7 days. Ethylene sensitive. Keep away from fruits.

Common Name(s): Trachelium
Botanical Name(s): Trachelium coeruleum
Other Name(s): Throatwort, Blue throatwort
Description: Clusters of tiny florets on a multi-stemmed stalk.
Colors: pink, white, blue, purple
Season: All year round
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word meaning rough throat because of the medicinal uses to treat neck and throat pain. Neglected beauty.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 20 to 28 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: An excellent filler flower in floral arrangements.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to10 days. Extremely thirsty flowers. Trachelium will wilt quickly if taken out of water.

Common Name(s): Tuberose
Botanical Name(s): Polianthes Tuberosa
Other Name(s): none
Description: A tall single stem with small star shaped waxy flowers.
Colors: white
Season: Late winter to Late Fall
Meaning: Comes from the Greek word polis meaning white and anthos meaning flower. Voluptuousness.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 30 to 36 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Flowers are extremely fragrant and parts are used to create perfumes. Popularly used in wedding designs. In France, young girls were warned not to smell the tuberose after dark for fear that it would put them in a romantic mood. Is said to simulate your creative right side of the brain.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 10 days. Can last up to 14 days if stems are cut periodically.

Common Name(s): Tulip
Botanical Name(s): Tulipa pulchella
Other Name(s): none
Description: A cup shaped blossom with four different characteristics, single rounded petals, double rounded petals, fringed petals and pointed petals.
Colors: red, yellow, pink, orange, white, purple, bi-color
Season: Early Winter to Late Spring
Meaning: Like the rose, colors of tulips have different meanings. Red means declaration of love, believe me. Yellow means hopeless love, sunshine in your smile. General means perfect lover, frame, beautiful eyes.
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 2 to 4 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid,striped,spotted,bi-color,feathered,flamed
Facts: The National Emblem of Holland. Tulip festivals are held in the Netherlands and in North America every May. Tulips will be damaged if placed in the same arrangement with daffodils and narcissus. Tulips are phototropic and with turn towards the light. Tulips can grow up to and inch a day after being cut.
Special Handling: Vase life of 3 to 7 days. To get tulips to stand upright, place them directly under a light source. Can cause allergic dermatitis. If working with tulips, immediately wash your hands with soap and water.

Common Name(s): Veronica
Botanical Name(s): Veronica spicata
Other Name(s): Speedwell
Description: Tall slender spike with clusters of tiny florets.
Colors: purple, blue, pink, white
Season: All year round
Meaning: The origin of the name is disputed. It is unknown whether it was honoring St. Veronica or the markings of the same species of the flower resembled the markings on her sacred handkerchief she handed to Christ while he was carrying the Cross.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 8 to 24 inches in height
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: Mainly grown in gardens as perennials. The tips of this flower tend of curve. Used as a filler and to add height to a floral arrangement.
Special Handling: Vase life of 5 to 7 days.

Common Name(s): Violet
Botanical Name(s): Saintpaulia
Other Name(s): African Violet
Description: A five petaled velvety blossom.
Colors: purple, pink, white
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named for Baron Walter Von Saint Paul Illaire who discovered the plant in Tanzania in 1892. Modesty, faithfulness, virtue.
Zodiac: Taurus
Flower of the Month: February
Bloom Size: unknown
Color Pattern: solid
Facts: One of the most popular flowering houseplants.
Special Handling: Pants can flower almost all year round, if cared for properly. Are highly susceptible to disease.

Common Name(s): Waxflower
Botanical Name(s): Chamelaucium uncinatum
Other Name(s): Geraldaton Wax, Wax
Description: Very tiny star shaped florets on woody branched stems. Foliage is pine needle like.
Colors: pink, dark pink, white, purple, bi-color
Season: All year round
Meaning: Named Geraldaton wax after the town in Australia where the flower originated. Happiness in Marriage.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: unknown
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Extremely fragrant. Has a strong citrus lemon scent when crushed.
Special Handling: Vase life of 7 to 14 days. Stems are very flexible.

Common Name(s): Zinnia
Botanical Name(s): Zinnia elegans
Other Name(s): none
Description: A straight stem topped with a multi-petaled ball shaped blossom. Also comes in a daisy shaped blossom.
Colors: orange, red, pink, purple, yellow, white
Season: Spring to Late Fall
Meaning: Like the rose, Zinnias color represents different meanings such as red means constancy. White means goodness. Yellow means daily remembrance. Mixed means in memory of a dear friend. General means thoughts of an absent friend. Pink means lasting affection.
Zodiac: No
Flower of the Month: No
Bloom Size: 1 to 3 inches in diameter
Color Pattern: solid, bi-color
Facts: Used in floral arrangement to add masses of bright color. Attracts butterflies.
Special Handling: Vase life of 4 to 5 days. Blossoms will last longer if all the foliage is removed. The stem is hollow and weak. A piece of wire should be placed up the stem to support the head. If the stem is kinked, discard the blossom as it is unable to receive water. Avoid Zinnias showing any side of pollen.

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