Flannel Flower

Common Names: Flannel Flower,

Botanical names: Actinotus helianthi

Availability: May through October

Vase life: 7 to 14 days

Storage temperatures: 36 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Flannel flowers typically have small blooms with a woolly or flannel-like texture, which gives them their name. The flowers are composed of multiple tiny florets arranged in a clustered formation, resembling a daisy or a small sunflower.

Color: white, creamy-white

Botanical facts: Flannel Flower is a wildflower native to Australia.

Design notes: These beautiful, unusual and exotic blossoms add texture and interest to floral designs.

Purchasing hints: Avoid blossoms which have leaves that are yellowing or turning black. Stems are sensitive to Botrytis.

Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the waterline. Cut stem ends with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: Flannel flowers hold cultural significance for Indigenous Australians, who have used them for medicinal and ceremonial uses.

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