This flower is so beautiful it can be hard to believe that it's even real.
It's a heavy favorite for those trendier weddings.
Its fluffy centers are sensual and inviting, both voluminous and texturizing.
Makes easy work of boutonnieres and crowns.
Beefier stems can be adorned with 10+ blooms.
This makes it really fun to work with.
Use the whole spray stem in luxuriant arrangements, or:
In tighter more compact designs, use the short, flexible shoot stems.
Foliage can often be overlooked, but Serruria's is super neat looking.
Very long vase life by the way. 10-20 days.
As with all woody stems, frequent water changes, frequent cutting, and using a treatment such as Quickdip can make all the difference.
Quickdip opens up the vascular structure inside, allowing for better hydration.
Flower preservative is also recommended. Hydrates well.
The season is extremely short, weeks at the most.
Given it's in the Protea family, it has limited worldwide production regions.
To grow, it needs semi-arid, almost desert-like conditions.
Those conditions are mostly found in Australia, South Africa, and California.
Serruria Blushing Bride is available now in Pink and White from South Africa. Pictures are of current 2016 production.
Bottom line -
Serruria one of those special flowers that you have to just jump on right away.
Its versatility coupled with long vase life will offer you up exceptional value.
If you find some, don't even think, just go for it.