Floral Friday ~ Waxflower

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Floral Friday ~ Waxflower

Can you smell it?  The unique fresh scent of waxflower is due to the stem’s oil glands which give off a pleasant aroma when crushed.  Its hardiness especially when out of water for long periods of time, have made it a popular accent flower in bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and floral crowns.

Botanical Name: Chamelaucium uncinatum
Colors
white, pink, purple, cream, rose, and many colors in tinted.
Vase Life
up to 10 days
Availability
Year-round, commonly available September – May.
Care Instructions
Remove any leaves from the bottom of the stem that will fall below the water line, cut stems under water and place in fresh water with flower food.
History
A member of the Myrtaceae (myrtle) family, waxflower originated in Australia. Its common name, Geraldton Waxflower, is named after the western Australia city Geraldton, which is near where the flower originated.
Relatives of waxflower include eucalyptus, bottlebrush and leptospermum.