Resources - Flower Library

Welcome to our Flower Library. In these pages you will find over 134 of the most common florist flowers and foliages used in floral design. We have pictured and detailed the common and botanical names of each flower along with it's seasonal availability and colors. You may search for a flower by name or by image. For each flower we have detailed the care and conditioning methods, storage temperatures, design notes and problems specific to each flower. Also included in these pages are interesting facts about each flower including the country or region of origin, how the flower came to named, and historical notes about the flower.

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A detail image of Iris.

Iris

Distinctively shaped blossom of three inner petals and three outer petals with three styles between them opening widely from a spear-shaped bud and sword like foliage. 

Ivy - English Ivy

Ivy - English Ivy

Solid or variegated lobed leaves, spaced on long vining, flexible stems. 

Ixia

Clusters star-shaped six-petaled florets on a single spike.

James Storie Orchid

James Storie Orchid

Clusters of small to medium-sized flowers with slender, elongated petals. The flowers are characterized by their vibrant colors, which can range from shades of pink, purple, and white to combinations of these hues. Each flower features intricate patterns and delicate petals, creating an exquisite display when in bloom.

Jasmine Vine

Jasmine Vine

Jasmine Vine is characterized by its twining stems, which can climb or trail depending on their support structure. Its glossy, dark green leaves provide an elegant backdrop to the profusion of delicate white, pink or yellow blossoms.

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe flowers are small and bell-shaped, with four or five petals arranged in a circular pattern. They bloom in dense clusters atop sturdy stems.  Each flower cluster may contain multiple buds and blooms.

Kale-Decorative

Kale-Decorative

Tall stalks with large deeply lobed frilly leaves and serrated edges, forming tight rosettes surrounded by larger, more spread-out leaves.

A detail image showing Anigozanthos also known as Kangaroo Paw.

Kangaroo Paw - Anigozanthos

Unusual fuzzy, tubular and slightly curved flowers (shaped like little kangaroo paws) borne in one-sided elongated clusters. Blossoms are felted with a fur-like covering.

Lamb's Ear

Lamb's Ear

Oblong or lance-shaped leaves, with rounded tips and scalloped edges covered in fine, silken hairs, giving them a soft, velvety texture. 

A detail image of Larkspur.

Larkspur

Longer slender stems with blossoms clustered along the upper portion of the stem. 

Lavender

Stunning purple flowers, which grow in tight clusters on tall, slender stems, 1 to 3 feet in length. These flowers are composed of multiple tiny blossoms arranged in spikes. Lavender has narrow, silvery-green leaves that are about 2 to 3 inches long.  

Leatherleaf Fern

Leatherleaf fronds are long, lance-shaped, and have a leathery texture, hence the name "Leatherleaf." The fronds can grow up to 3 feet  in length. Each frond consists of numerous leaflets arranged alternately along its length. These leaflets are usually broad at the base and taper to a point at the tip, giving the fronds a feather-like appearance.

Leptospermum

Clusters of small, double blossoms on woody stems with short, soft, needlelike, leaves.  

Leucodendron

Leucodendron

Flower heads consists of woody, leaflike bracts surrounding a small cone or very small flower. Stems are long and densely packed with stiff leaves that radiate out from the stem.  

Liatris

Liatris

Long, straight stems topped with a single straight spike clustered with tiny florets. Liatris is an unusual blossom in that the florets open at the top of the spike first, then open downward.  

Lilac

Lilac

Highly fragrant, thickly massed clusters of florets 6 to 10 inches long at the end of woody stems.  

Lily

Lily

Flowers appear on short branches at the end of the stem. Oriental: cup-shaped flowers with elongated petals, 4 to 8 inches across, 3 to 6 flowers on stems 24 to 36 inches long. Asiatic: cup-shaped flowers, 4 to 6 inches across, clusters of 5 to 8 flowers on stems 24 to 36 inches long. Easter: fragrant, long trumpet-shaped blossoms growing sideways from the single vertical stem, 1 to 6 blossoms per stem.

Lily Grass

Long, narrow leaves, 8 to 18 inches in length and less thaan inch wide that resemble blades of grass.  The leaves have a smooth texture and a slightly leathery feel. They are flexible and bend easily, giving the foliage a graceful and flowing appearance.

Lisianthus

Lisianthus

Delicate cup shaped, multi-petaled blossoms opening into a rose-like bloom. Five or more blooms to the stem.