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There are three things to understand about Bouvardia:
- Bouvardias are clusters of small tubular flowers with four equal petals atop slender woody stems. A fresh Bouvardia should be mostly in bud stage, with only one to two flowers open. The buds should show good color.
- Older Bouvardia has most of their flowers open; some may have started to bend or drop from the cluster. Bouvardias bruise very easily when handled.
- Bouvardias are prone to premature wilting because water has difficulty penetrating the dense woody stems to reach the branching flower clusters. To prolong vase life, recut the stems and place into deep, fresh water frequently. This will help keep a steady water flow to the flowers. Also, tear off any excess greenery and blossoms so that more water reaches the primary blossoms.
Here are some facts about Bouvardia:
Names – Bouvardia
Varieties – Bouvardia hybrids in single and double varieties.
Colors – Whites, pinks, peaches, red, and a new green shade.
Scent – Very faint to none
Freshness – The buds show color, and only a couple of blossoms are open. The flowers bruise very easily.
Vase Life – Approximately 5 days. Bouvardia is very water sensitive. There is a special floral food available at most florists for Bouvardia, which aids in water absorption.
Availability – All year, but summer and fall are the predominant seasons.
Cost – Moderately priced
Arranging Tip – Bouvardia is popular choice for a wedding bouquet flower, but remember that they do not hold up out of water.
Here are some popular varieties of Bouvardia:
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