Common Names: Coleonema, Diosma, Breath of Heaven

Botanical names: Coleonema, (ko-lee-o-NEE-ma)

Availability: February through May

Vase life: 5 to 7 days

Storage temperatures: 35 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: A heathlike shrub with clusters of tiny blossoms.

Color: White, red, pink and lavender

Botanical facts: A member of the citrus family.

Design notes: Fragrant; an excellent filler flower.

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