Common Names: Atriplex, Lumex, Salt Bush and Grease Wood
Botanical names: Atriplex, (AH-tri-plex)
Availability: November through April
Vase life: 5 to 7 days
Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit
Ethylene Sensitive: Yes
Description: Tall erect stems with open loose flower heads. The Atriplex is a dramatic line flower that will add a sturdy weight to any design.
Color: Red, green and gray
Botanical facts: Atriplex is in the sugar beet family.
Design notes: The long stem of the Atriplex with its open, loose flower head adds a dramatic line element to a floral design.
Conditioning: Cut 2 inches off of the stem with a sharp knife. Hydrate in water for two hours before storage or usage. Use commercial floral food / preservative after hydration.