Blue Lace Flower
Common Names: Didiscus, Blue Lace Flower, Lace Flower
Botanical names: Trachymene, (tray-ki-MEE-nee)
Availability: June through November
Vase life: 7 to 10 days
Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit
Ethylene Sensitive: Yes
Description: Rounded clusters of delicate florets. Very similar in appearance to Queen Anne's Lace.
Color: White and blues
Botanical facts: The name is from the Greek reference to the fruit of the Trachymene - trachys (rough) and meninx (membrane).
Design notes: Trachymene is an excellent filler flower and a very graceful mass flower. Beautiful in garden vase arrangements.
Purchasing hints: Buy in closed state with a few blossoms open.
Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Cut under water with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of warm water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage or usage.