Wow, where did the summer go? August certainly got away from me. But before the Labor Day celebrations begin I wanted to take some time to feature the flower of the month - Tweedia. I choose this flower because it was one my personally favorite flowers to work with this month. Tweedia added a very romantic, soft, wispy feel to the designs
and provided an extra pop of color at a vintage, county wedding (see pics here).
Common Name: Blue Star, Tweedia
Botanical Name: Tweedia caerulea (Oxypetalum caeruleum) (TWEE-dee-a se-RU-lee-a (ok-see-PET-a-lum ser-ROO-lee-um))
Tweedia is prized for its beautiful blue small star shaped flowers. The flowers are about 1' and come in may shades of blue. Tweedia is a member of the milkweed family and is available from June - September. Grown as a tropical vine or sub-shrub, Tweedia is native to Brazil and Uruguay. Plants can reach 3 feet tall. In some areas, Tweedia is treated as a noxious weed or invasive plant.
Tweedia is moderately priced. They are great for summer brides who want true blue flowers in their bouquet. They are best used for accent flowers and are ideal for garden-style or “wildflower” arrangements.
Fun Fact: Although not as common, Tweedia can also be white or pink.
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.