Bouvardia is clusters of small tubular flowers with four equal petals on top of slender woody stems. When they come from the farm they are most in bud stage, with only one to two flowers open. Once the flowers open they may start to bend or drop from the cluster. Remember they bruise easily and should be handled with care. To prolong the vase-life, re cut the stems and place into deep, fresh warm water frequently. This will help keep a steady water flow to the flowers. Also, you may want to tear off any excess greenery and blossoms so that more water reaches the primary blossoms. They have a very unique shape that is particularly inviting at weddings. They come in shades of white, red, pink, and light pink. They are also a nice complement to your bouquets and centerpieces.