Resources - Flower Library

Welcome to our Flower Library. In these pages you will find over 134 of the most popular flowers and foliages used in floral design. We have pictured and detailed the common and botanical names of each flower along with it's seasonal availability and colors. You may search for a flower by name or by image. For each flower we have detailed the care and conditioning methods, storage temperatures, design notes and problems specific to each flower. Also included in these pages are interesting facts about each flower including the country or region of origin, how the flower came to named, and historical notes about the flower.

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Acacia

Trees with clusters of fragrant, ball-shaped yellow flowers without petals and delicate, gray-green fringe cut leaves.

Achillea - Cottage Yarrow

Achillea - Cottage Yarrow

Clusters of tiny florets that make up a nearly flat, slightly rounded flower head at the end of a stem with feathery foliage.

Achillea - Yarrow

Achillea - Yarrow

Clusters of tiny florets that make up a nearly flat, slightly rounded flower head at the end of a stem with feathery foliage.

Aconite

Tall spiked cluster of hooded florets. Deep blue to light blue are the most common colors. Also white and cream colors. 

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Large globe-shaped clusters of funnel-shaped flowers at the end of a tall stem. Blue, and shades of blue are the most common colors. White flowered cultivars are available.

Allium

Allium

Globe-shaped clusters of flowers on long leafless stems. The long stem of the Allium with its bold globe of flowers adds a strong line element to a floral design.

Alpinan - Torch Ginger

Alpinan - Torch Ginger

A large flower head composed of multiple bracts at the end of a long thick stalk. There are many varieties of ginger, each flower head with a distinctive shape. Red and pink colors are the most common. Also available are white, yellow and cream.

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria

Clusters of delicate, trumpet shaped flowers on the end of short flower stalks that spray off of a single stem.

Amaranthus - Hanging

Amaranthus - Hanging

Erect and brush-like flower racemes with very long trailing spikes. Available in shades of red, green and cream.

Amaranthus Red Spike

Amaranthus Red Spike

Erect and brush-like flower racemes. Available in shades of red, green and cream.

Amaryllis

Four to six large trumpet-shaped blossoms clustered at the top of a long, thick leafless stem. Colors come in several shades and tints of red.

Anemone

Anemone

Delicate oval-shaped petals surrounding a dark round center, making cup-shaped solitary flowers. Best if used in a vase arrangement as opposed to worked into floral foam.

Anigozanthos

Unusual fuzzy, tubular and slightly curved flowers (shaped like little kangaroo paws) borne in one-sided elongated clusters. Blossoms are felted with a fur-like covering.

Anthurium

Anthurium

The Anthurium "bloom" is made up of a modified shiny leaf and a long horn-like spadix. The true small flowers are located on the spadix. The flowers appear as a roughness on the spadix as compared to a smooth spadix.

Artichoke

Artichoke

A very large (2 to 4 inches across), spiny, thistle-shaped head with a long multi-thread blossom emerging from the center.

Asparagus Fern

Fox Tail Fern resembles a fluffy fox tail. Ming Fern is light to dark green it has tiny tufts of needlelike leaves. Plumosa Fern ranges from dark to light and has a trailing or upright appearance. Sprengeri Fern is generally dark green with needle-like leaves densely packed on trailing stems. String Smilax is medium green with elliptical leaves closely spaced along a thin stem. Tree Fern is medium to dark green and appears in bushy plumes.

Aster

Aster

Numerous small daisy like flowers in double or single types. Numerous species and cultivars have been grouped into this one genus of aster. The name comes from the Latin word for star, Aster.

Astilbe

Astilbe

Dense, feathery plumes of flowers above fern-like foliage. Astilbe is an excellent line material and a beautiful addition to summer flower bouquets.

Astrantia - Masterwort

Astrantia - Masterwort

Long, wiry stems and compact clusters of neat star-like flowers. Each flower is actually a small umbel composed of numerous tiny flowers, surrounded by petal-like bracts.

Atriplex

Tall erect stems with open loose flower heads. The Atriplex is a dramatic line flower that will add a sturdy weight to any design.