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Agapanthus and Alstroemeria

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Floral ID Study Guide
Alstroemeria and Agapanthus
Common names: Lily of the Nile, African Lily
Available: March through August
Colors: Blue and White
Vase Life: 4 to 7 days
Large umbels of blue,funnel-shaped flowers
in various tints.The stem has
a strong line element.
Common names: Alstro, PeruvianLily, Inca Lily,Lily of the Incas
Available: year round
Colors: Various
Vase Life: 2 weeks
Clusters of delicate trumpet like flowers coming coming from short flower stalks that spray off a single stem.
Anemone
Anthurium
Asiatic/Oriental Lily
Aspidistra
Common names: Wind flower, Lily of the field, Poppy Anemone
Available: October through May
Colors: red, pink, purple, blue, white
Vase Life: 3 to 7 days
Cup shaped, solitary flowers,open up flat,petals surround a dark center
Common names: Tail flower, Flamingo flower, Peace Lily
Available: year round
Colors: red, white,pink, bi-tri colored
Vase Life:2 to 3 weeks
Modified, shiny leaf, heart/arrow shaped, have long spadix, normally yellow
Common names: Easter Lily
Available: year round
Colors: pink, white red with with, orange and yellow
Vase Life: 4 to 5 days
Lots of colors, flowers appear on short branches at the end of tall stems, has a strong line and is good for weddings
Common names: Cast iron plant, Barroom plant
Available: year round (limited in winter)
Colors: shiny dark green with some color
Vase Life: 3 to 4 weeks
Long leaves, soft texture and no center vein, good for large designs
Aster and Babys Breath
Common names: Monte Cassino Aster, Michaelmas daisy
Available: July through December
Colors: white, purple, blue, red, pink
Vase Life: up to 10 days
Numerous daisy-like flowers, normally with yellow centers, clustered in corymbs, panicles, and racemes
Common names:Gyp, Babys Breath
Available: year round
Colors: white and pink
Vase Life:5 to 7 days
Fragrant, complex panicles of white florets, popular filler flower. good for corsages and boutonnieres
Common names: Elk grass,Indian Basket grass
Available: year round
Colors: green
Vase Life: to 3 weeks
Long, thin, curving leaves, adds curve to line designs, good foliage for waterfall bouquets
Bear Grass and Bells of Ireland
Common names: Shell flower, Moluccas Balm
Available: year round
Colors: white
Vase Life: small white flowers inside shell like calyces, resembling bells, mistaken for petals, adds line and accent
Bird of paradise and Button Chrysanthemum
Common names: Crane Lily, Giant Bird of Paradise
Available: year round
Colors: orange and blue
Vase Life: 1 to 2 weeks
Oddly shaped, spray flower, resembles a bird, stems are tall and thick
Common names: Mum, Button daisy
Available: year round
Colors: wide variety
Vase Life:1 to 3 weeks
Small and poofy flower, round like a button, has equally sized small petals
Common names:Mum, Pom Pom
Available: year round
Colors: large variety
Vase Life:1 to 3 weeks
Small poof/pompom looking flower with small leaves, comes in a variety of flowers

Common names: Narcissus, Jonquil
Available: Nov. to April
Colors: white, cream, yellows, oranges, bi/tri colors
Vase Life:4 to 6 days
Single blossom trumpet shaped flower, very bright and springy flowers, adds emphasis to designs
Common names: Calla, Arum Lily, Trumpet Lily
Available: year round
Colors: white, yellow, reddish
Vase Life: 3 to 14 days
Single round petal wrapped around a yellow spadix, has a thick stem with heart shaped leaves,
has a sleek line to provide emphasis, also good
for weddings
Common names:Angel wings, Elephant ears, heart of Jesus, Mother-in-law
Available: year round
Colors: Green, red, pink, cream, white
Vase Life:3 to 5 days
Large heart shaped shiny leaves with marbled colors
Caladium and Calla Lily
Carnation and Curly Willow
Common names: Sweet William, Clove pink, Pixie,Chinese pink
Available: year round
Colors: red, pink, purple, and white
Vase Life:1 to 2 weeks or 5 to 10 days
Scalloped flower that flares outward
Cushion Mum and Daffodil
Dahlia and Daisy Mum
Common names:Dahlia
Available: July through Nov.
Colors: large variety
Vase life: 2 to 10 days
Big, open flower with many petals, variety of sizes, has jagged leaves on its thick stems
Common names: Shasta Daisy, Marguerite
Available: year round
Colors: variety
Vase life: 1 to 3 weeks
Small Daisy looking flower, very common in arrangements, big yellow center

Delphinium and Equisetum
Common names: Delphinium
Available: year round
Colors: pink, white, blue, lavender
Vase life: 3 to 4 days
Cone shapes layered flowers on a straight thick stem, smaller buds on top, big floppy leaves, little blossom in center

Common names: Horse Tail, Snake grass, Scouring rush
Available: year round
Colors: green
Vase life: 1 to 2 weeks
Hollow, jointed dark green stems, leaves are at joints with small spores on top
Eucalyptus and Freesia
Common names:Tulip
Available: Nov. through May
Colors: red,pink, white, yellow, orange, purple, bi-colored
Vase life: 3 to 7 days
Deep cup shaped blossoms, on a long soft stem, can vary in different petal tip shapes
Common names: Wax Flower, Chamelaucium
Available: Sept. through May
Colors: white, pink, lavender
Vase life: 7 to 10 days
Star shaped blossoms of 5 petals, has woody branchy stems, with needle like foliage, good filler
Tulip and Wax Flower
Stock and Sunflower
Common names: Stock
Available: year round
Colors: white, pink, red, cream, purple, yellow, peach
Vase life: 5 to 7 days
Fragrant, tightly clustered florets on a straight
stem, with little buds at the top
Common names: Sunflower
Available: April through Nov.
Colors: yellows, reds, oranges, browns, creams
Vase life: 7 to 10 days
Very large daisy-like blossom with flaring out petals, surrounding a dark center
Spider Mum and Statice
Common names: Sea foam Statice, Misty, Caspia, Limonium
Available: year round
Colors: lavender,white, pink, yellow, purple
Vase life: 7 to 14 days
Small blossoms surrounded by paper bracts, often the true flower is hard to see and because the bracts provide the color
Common names: Spider mum, Spider legs
Available: year round
Colors: wide variety
Vase life: 1 to 3 weeks
Petals are long and stringy and spray outward,
looks like spider legs, small tips at the end of each petal
Common names: Snap Dragon, Antirrhium
Available: year round
Colors: purple, yellow, red, blue, white, pink
Vase life: 5 to 6 days
Spiked stem with florets coming off it, shaped like a dragon head, opens its flaps when you squeeze its sides
Common names: Solidago, Golden Rod
Available: March through Dec.
Colors: yellow
Vase life: 7 to 10 days
Dense clusters of small flowers that form fethery plumes and hang down
Common names: Freesia
Available: year round
Colors: blue, yellow, purple, red, orange,
white, cream, blue
Vase life: 4to 14 days
3 or 4 flowers in a cluster with little pods spraying off to the side
Common names: Seed Eucalyptus, Silver dollar, baby blue, Silver spoon, Eucalyptus pods
Available: year round
Colors: green, gray/silver
Vase life: 1 to 4 weeks
Oval or circle leaves surrounding its stem, hasticky sap on it
Snap Dragon and Solidago
Rose and Salal
Common names: Shallon, Lemon Leaf, Little John
Available: year round
Colors: green
Vase life: 14 to 21 days
Flat oval leaves that have a woody texture
and stem, good for foliage
Common names: Rose
Available: year round
Colors: wide variety
Vase life: 3 to 14 days
Blossoms with over laying petals that open up during the day, have tight fitted bottoms, thorns on its stems
Common names: King Protea, Queen Protea, Pink Mink
Available: year round
Colors: pink with yellow, pink with white, pink with black
Vase life: 14 to 21 days
Large, round, dramatic flower head surrounded by colorful bracts at the end of long woody stems
Common names: Persian Buttercup, Buttercup
Available: Jan. through May
Colors: white, yellow, orange, red, pink
Vase life: 3 to 7 days
Small, showy, multi-pedaled bowl shaped flowers, very wavy and relaxed flower

Protea and Ranunculus
Common names: Pittosporum
Available: year round
Colors: green
Vase life: 1 to 2 weeks
Tear drop shaped leaves the come off the stem in multiplies
Common names: Cymbidium, Cattleya, Oncidium
Available: year round
Colors: variety of colors
Vase life: 5 to 10 days
Very exotic flower with delicate petals and
intricate center sepals
Orchids and Pittosporum
Liatris and Lithianthus
Common names: Liatris
Available: year round
Colors: lavender, white
Vase life: 7 to 10 days
Long, straight stems topped with a single
straight spike clustered with small florets
Common names: Lisianthus
Available: year round
Colors: white, lavender, purple, pink
Vase life: 7 to 14 days
Delicate cup shaped blossoms, opens like a rose
Common names: Ivy
Available: year round
Colors: green/white
Vase life: 1 week
Flexible, long stems that cling to surfaces, grow rapidly, leaves are flat and shiny
Common names: Leather Leaf
Available: year round
Colors: green
Vase life: 2 to 3 weeks
Triangle shaped leaves that branch off the stem, the closer to the tip, the smaller leaves, looks leathery

Ivy and Leather Leaf
Common names: Iris, Reticulated Iris
Available: year round
Colors: blue, pink, purple, white, orange, yellow, multi-colored
Vase life: 2 to 4 days
3 or 4 petaled flower that opens outward and curls around, has stripe/yellow centered area
Common names: Incurve mum
Available: year round
Colors: wide variety
Vase life: 1 to 3 weeks
Long curvy petals that curve up and inward, similar to cushion mum
Incurve Mum and Iris
By: Sarah McDowell
Galax and Gerber Daisy
Common names: Galax Leaf
Available: year round
Colors: green
Vase life: 3 weeks
Largeily pad type leaf, woody stem, good filler
Common names: Transvaal Daisy, Baberton Daisy, African Daisy, Veldt Daisy
Available: year round
Colors: large variety
Vase life: 2 weeks
Fuzzy center with bright even petals arround it
Hydrangea and Hypercium Berry
Common names: Coffee bean berry, St. Johns wort
Available: June through Dec.
Colors: red, green, brown, black
Vase life: 2 to 4 weeks
Woody stems with bright clustered berries, leaves are commonly yellow
Common names: Big leaf, Hortensia, Lace cap
Available: July through Oct.
Colors: blue, pink, white
Vase life: 5 to 10 days
Large, rounded/pyramid compound
with clusters of small star like florets
Gladiolus and Heather
Common names: Sword Lily, Corn Flag
Available: year round
Colors: red, orange, green, yellow, violet, white
Vase life:6 to 10 days
Loose flowy flowers that hang off a long stem, has smaller buds at the top, 7 blooms per stem
Common names: Heath
Available: Sept. through May
Colors: red, pink, white, violet, lavender
Vase life: 1 to 2 weeks
Spikes of tiny bell shaped flowers clustered on the stems, good foliage flower
Common names: Pussy Willow, Corkscrew
Available: Jan. through April
Colors: brown
Vase life: 2 to 3 weeks
Stick like wavy branches, adds line to arrangements
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