Common Names: Trachelium, Throatwort, Blue Throatwort
Botanical names: Trachelium, (tra-KEEL-ee-um)
Availability: Year round; peak season March through November
Vase life: 7 to 10 days
Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit
Ethylene Sensitive: Yes
Description: Dense clustered panicles of tiny florets at the end of stems 20 to 28 inches long.
Color: White, pink, purple and blue
Botanical facts: The name is from the Greek word trachelos for neck, a reference to the plant's medicinal properties.
Design notes: Excellent mass or filler flower adds interesting texture to floral designs.
Purchasing hints: Purchase stems with florets just beginning to open.
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.