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 needlelike, 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: 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.