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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Ribbon Grass

Ribbon Grass

Slender, long, arching leaves, 8 to 12 inches in length and less than an inch wide that are green with distinctive white or cream stripes running along their length. The leaves are flexible and bend easily, giving the foliage a graceful and flowing appearance.

Beehive Ginger

Beehive Ginger

The beehive ginger flower is a fascinating, exotic, and eye catching structure.  The  inflorescence is made up of densely packed waxy and stiff bracts that form a beehive-like shape. The true flowers are small, tubular, and typically emerge from between the bracts. These true flowers are often said to resemble bees.

Sanguisorba

Sanguisorba

Small flowers arranged in dense, rounded clusters known as catkins or spikes, atop long stems. The flowers are composed of multiple tiny florets, each with a cup-like structure.

Foxglove - Digitalis

Foxglove - Digitalis

Tubular or bell-shaped flowers, often described as glove-like, which is the inspiration for the name "foxglove." Flowers grow in a dense, elongated cluster that can be up to 4 feet long. Each cluster can contain dozens of individual flowers.

Amsonia - Bluestar

Amsonia - Bluestar

Small star-shaped flowers, with five petals radiating symmetrically from the center.  The flowers are borne in terminal clusters at the ends of the stems. Each cluster contains numerous flowers, forming a loose, airy bouquet that hovers above the foliage. 

Silene - Japanese Silene

Small dainty flowers with five slender petals, often adorned with subtile, intricate patterns or markings arranged symmetrically around a tubular or bell-shaped structure. The foliage consists of narrow, lance-shaped leaves that grow in opposite pairs along the stems.

Grevillea

Grevillea

Grevillea flowers are long and slender with colorful, protruding stamens.  The flowers consist of clusters of small individual flowers arranged along a central stem. The foliage consists of slender, lobed leaves on woody stems. 

Trees with clusters of fragrant, ball-shaped yellow flowers without petals and delicate, gray-green fringe cut leaves.

Acacia

Trees with clusters of fragrant, ball-shaped yellow flowers without petals and delicate, gray-green fringe cut leaves.

Achillea - Cottage Yarrow

Achillea - Cottage Yarrow

Clusters of tiny florets that make up a nearly flat, slightly rounded flower head at the end of a stem with feathery foliage.

Achillea - Yarrow

Achillea - Yarrow

Clusters of tiny florets that make up a nearly flat, slightly rounded flower head at the end of a stem with feathery foliage.

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Large globe-shaped clusters of funnel-shaped flowers at the end of a tall stem. Blue, and shades of blue are the most common colors. White flowered cultivars are available.

Agonis

Agonis has slender willow-like, cascading stems with leaves that are narrow and elongated. The leaves are smooth and glossy, with a waxy texture.

Allium

Allium

Globe-shaped clusters of flowers on long leafless stems. The long stem of the Allium with its bold globe of flowers adds a strong line element to a floral design.

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria

Clusters of delicate, trumpet shaped flowers on the end of short flower stalks that spray off of a single stem.

Amaranthus - Hanging

Amaranthus - Hanging

Erect and brush-like flower racemes with very long trailing spikes. Available in shades of red, green and cream.

Amaranthus Red Spike

Amaranthus Red Spike

Erect and brush-like flower racemes. Available in shades of red, green and cream.

Amaryllis

Four to six large trumpet-shaped blossoms clustered at the top of a long, thick leafless stem. Colors come in several shades and tints of red.

Anemone

Anemone

Delicate oval-shaped petals surrounding a dark round center, making cup-shaped solitary flowers. Best if used in a vase arrangement as opposed to worked into floral foam.

Anthurium

Anthurium

The Anthurium "bloom" is made up of a modified shiny leaf and a long horn-like spadix. The true small flowers are located on the spadix. The flowers appear as a roughness on the spadix as compared to a smooth spadix.

Artichoke

Artichoke

A very large (2 to 4 inches across), spiny, thistle-shaped head with a long multi-thread blossom emerging from the center.