Common Names: Minoan Lace, White Lace Flower, French Cow Parsley

Botanical names: Orlaya grandiflora

Availability: Year round

Vase life: 3 to 5 days

Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Intricate, delicate flowers. The multiple petals resemble lace. The petals are arranged in a dainty, umbrella-like shape. The flowers are small to medium-sized, ranging from about 1 to 2 inches in diameter. The foliage is fine and feathery, with deeply cut leaves that add to its overall delicate and airy look.

Color: White

Botanical facts: Orlaya is native to the Mediterranean region, including countries like Spain, France, Italy, and Greece. It is also found in parts of North Africa.

Design notes: Orlaya is very airy and works great as filler. It will round out a summer bouquet and give it a soft, full, garden look.

Purchasing hints: Buy in closed state with a few blossoms open.

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

Additional notes: Orlaya has been historically valued for its ornamental beauty and has been associated with symbolic meanings such as purity, innocence, and delicacy.

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