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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Bupleurum rotundifolium: - Bupleurum, Thoroughwax

Bupleurum rotundifolium:

Bupleurum curl around the parasol of my In an Oriental Manner design

Common name

Bupleurum, Thoroughwax

Origin

Southern and Central Europe and Asia. Today the flowers are mainly exported by Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Varieties

Very few varieties are available as cut flowers

Colors

green and yellow and yellowish green

Vase life

seven to ten days

Scent

slight floral fragrance

Uses

Traditionally Bupleurum was used only as a filler flower

Conditioning

Choose stems that are firm, foliage that are showing no signs of stress and just over half of the tiny flowers open. Remove any foliage that will fall below the conditioning water line. Give the stems a fresh cut. Condition in warm water with dissolved flower food.

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