Common Names: Agonis, Willow myrtle, Peppermint tree

Botanical names: Agonis

Availability: Year round, limited availability

Vase life: 7 to 28 days

Storage temperatures: 36 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: No

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

Color: Shades of green accented with bronze and reddish hues.

Botanical facts: A native of Western Australia, Agonis belongs to the family Myrtaceae, which includes many well-known plants such as eucalyptus and myrtle.

Design notes: Agonis is a wonderful fragrant foliage which can be used to establish line, texture and create motion in a floral design.

Purchasing hints: Purchase foliage that is turgid and pliable. Avoid foliage with wilted tips or damaged leaves.

Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Give the woody stem ends a fresh break or cut. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: The foliage of Agonis is aromatic, with a distinct peppermint scent when crushed or brushed against.

Video Demonstration:

A Flower Arrangement for the Home