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.