Hypericum, an Olympic Flower


On year after the Winter Olympics in Vancouver the hypericum, is still winning a gold metal in the floral community.

The presentation bouquets were predominately green bouquets contain eye-catching green hypericum berries, delicate green spider mums and broad leaf greens. The foliage consists of leatherleaf fern, loops of monkey grass and aspidistra leaves.

History: Hypericum plants is St. John’s Wort. These species of plant is comprised of approximately 400 plants. Hypericum is part of the hypericaceae family and can be easily found all over the world.

Care Tips:

  • keep cut hypericum berries away from sources of direct sunlight, heat, or drafts
  • re-cut their stems diagonally and place them in fresh water every few days
  • because their leaves tend to wilt quickly, many flower growers recommend discarding the leaves and simply enjoying the berries themselves.

Design Tips:

  • hypericum berry  looks like a fruitful cluster of juicy berries atop bright green leaves, this adds texture and shape
  • Perfect for adding a unique accent to centerpieces and bouquets
  • a spray of hypericum berries adds interest and life to a corsage or boutonniere
  • mixes well with: Roses, carnations, Queen Anne’s lace, calla lilies
  • Hypericum berries are also an ideal addition to fall and Christmas-themed wreaths.

Interesting facts: Hypericum berries are the 11th most popular variety of cut flowers in the Netherlands.

With this winning combination, go for the GOLD.

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  1. Pingback: Fun Flower Facts: Hypericum (aka St. John’s Wort) | Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers Presents…

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