One flower I have been using over and over again in my designs is Brunia Berries. Not only do they add that touch of grey that is all so hot right now, they provide some excitement and whimsy within the designs. The neutral grey color coordinates well with all flowers. Besides that they are hardy, dry well and provide a unique texture.
Botanical Name: Brunia Albiflora (BROO-nee-ah al-bih-FLOOR-ah)
Brunia is native to South Africa, but is also commercially grown in California, Australia and New Zealand. There are several different varieties of brunia that are sold as a cut flower and colors can range from silver to green or red. The most common variety you see in floral designs is Brunia Nodiflora which has the very modern, chic, silver/ grey color. They are available most of the year with peak availability being June - December.
Interesting Fact - Brunia Berries are not actually berries but ball shaped flowers.
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Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.