This cup shaped green flower is called Bells of Ireland also known as shell flowers. It is actually a member of the mint family and therefore is available in the bright green color. Although it can look strange standing on its own when added to a bouquet or arrangement it adds height and distinct character to your floral design. See below for a few
This is available all year round for wedding designs but peaks during June-October.This flower has small spikes that line the leaves and the small blossoms grow inside of the cup like leaves.Each stem can reach up to 28″ long. You can cut the stem in multiple places to create small easy to use pieces for anarrangement.This flower has a vase life up to 5-10 days so be sure to have the product delivered a couple of days in advance so that they can reach their peak the night of your wedding.When you purchase this flower it comes with 10 stems per bunch and is approximately $1.10 per stem.This flower represents luck which is perfect for your big day!
Remove any of the excess leaves below the green cup like leaves to maximize the amount water the flower blooms will receive.When creating a bouquet like this be sure to use gloves because the thorns around the cups have been known to irritate the skin.These flowers like to grow in warmer climates so if you are planning to put these in your garden start them inside during the spring months and transfer them to your garden early summer.Although this flower is called Bells of Ireland it actually originated in the areas around Turkey.This flower can add excellent lines to your flower arrangements. This will capture your guests attention and the brightgreen will make your other flowers pop! The combination of white with bright green has an elegant look if you are going for a clean wedding decor plan. Again, although these stems can get up to 28″ you can cut them in multiple areas to create the look you want in your arrangements. This flower is worth considering and with the price of about one dollar per stem you can use a lot of these to make your arrangements seem larger than they actually are.