Wedding Unit FlowersGardenia, Stephanotis, Freesia, Swee t Pea, Heather, Peony, Lily of the Valley, Lisianthus, Scabiosa
Freesia• Availability: year-round• Color: purple, lavender, yellow, white, cream, and orange• Flowers are fragrant appearing on upper side of stem; ethylene sensitivity.• Medium form and filler flower. Flower on leafless stem provides a unique form. Works well in contemporary bridal and everyday designs.• Longevity: days 7-10• Sold by: Bunch (10) - $8 - 10
Gardenia• Availability: year-round• Color: white• Fragrance is strong.• Easily bruised – discolors when touched• Medium form and mass flower• This flower is used extensively for bridal work.• Longevity: days 1-2• Sold by bloom, $4-5.00 each
Heather• Genus: Erica• Availability: November-April• Color: pink• Air-dries well.• Small filler flower: Dainty flowers along woody stems provide a nice texture, and can sometimes act as a line material; used for bridal designs, corsage work, and container arrangements.• Longevity: weeks 1-2• Sold by: Bunch (10)• Cost $10
Lily of the Valley – Convollaria – Availability: year-round – Color: white – Unique Characteristics: Florets are fragrant and bell-shaped. – Small filler flower, used primarily for bridal work, and are exceptionally beautiful and fragrant when bundled in mass. – Longevity: days 9-10 – Sold by bunch(10) - $11.00
Lisianthus• Genus: Eustoma• Availability: year-round• Color: white, pink, purple, bicolor• Flower stem is phototropic• Many cultivars are available.• Shows ethylene sensitivity.• Medium form or mass flower.• Laterals are generally longer for smaller-scale designs.• All varieties work well in romantic-style arrangements.• Longevity: days 7-14• Sold by: Bunch• Price: $10
Peony• Genus Name: Paeonia• Availability: May-July• Color: white, pink, yellow, red, and bicolor• Fragrant; several species and cultivars are available as a commercial cut flower with single, double, and anemone (Japanese) types.• Large mass flower: Multipetal blossom gives visual weight. Makes a beautiful choice for spring bouquets.• Use cooler water for conditioning• Longevity: days 3-7• Sold by stem: $2.50
Sweet Pea Lathyrus• Availability: February-September• Color: pink, blue, lavender, red, white, and bicolors• Fragrance is very sweet. Garden cut flower has been a favorite for generations; many cultivars exist.• Small filler flower: Delicate-looking flower is delightful by itself; nice choice for romantic or feminine design styles.• Longevity: days 3-7• Sold by bunch 10/ $12
Stephanotis• Availability: year-round• Color: white• Fragrance is sweet• Requires special wiring techniques to be used in design work• Stem is slender and tubular approximately 1² to 1 1/2² in length.• Small form flower: used primarily for wedding designs; and corsages, boutonnieres, and headpieces.• Longevity: days 3-4• Sold by florets in boxes of 25• Cost: $30 - 45
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