Common Names: Boronia
Botanical names: Boronia, (ba-RONE-knee-ah)
Availability: January to September, with peak supplies in the spring
Vase life: 6 to 10 days
Storage temperatures: 36 - 40 degrees Fahrenheit
Ethylene Sensitive: Yes
Description: Long spikes of small, bell-shaped flowers
Color: Hot pink, light pink, and purple
Botanical facts: Boronia is in the citrus fruit family.
Design notes: Designing with flowers of the same color creates an uplifting arrangement.
Purchasing hints: Purchase when most blooms are still shut. Leaves should be soft and pliable.
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.
Additional notes: Boronia is very sensitive to dehydration. Do not allow them to run out of water. Boronia can be easily air dried. The leaves of Boronia have a wonderful citrus fragrance.