Common Names: Chamelaucium, Wax Flower

Botanical names: Chamelaucium, (cham-ee-LAW-si-um)

Availability: September through May

Vase life: 7 to 10 days

Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Star-shaped blossoms of five petals. The foliage is needle-like, on woody branching stems.

Color: White, pink, lavender and bi-color

Botanical facts: Related to eucalyptus. Foliage releases a delightful lemon-citrus fragrance when crushed.

Design notes: Wonderful filler flower. Flexible branches give motion to larger vase arrangements.

Purchasing hints: Purchase when one quarter of the blossoms are open. Branches should be very pliable.

Conditioning: Cut with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage or usage.