Common Names: Bupleurum, Thoroughwax
Botanical names: Bupleurum, (boo-PLUR-rum)
Availability: Year round
Vase life: 7 to 10 days
Storage temperatures: 26 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit
Ethylene Sensitive: Yes
Description: Multi-branched green filler flower and foliage with tiny yellow flowers at the ends.
Botanical facts: The name is from the Greek word boupleuros, meaning oxen rib.
Design notes: Remove the small side laterals and use as a filler for small vase arrangements and bridal bouquets.
Purchasing hints: Purchase when half of the blossoms are open, the leaves are bright green and the stems turgid. Avoid wilting foliage.
Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the waterline. Cut with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage or usage.