Godetia

Godetia flowers

Discovered by Lewis and Clark in California, ProFlowers has taken notice of this wildflower and added it to some of our traditional style bouquets. The godetia (also known as “Farewell to Spring”) is a unique flower that brings life and dimension to arrangements in a soft and interesting way.

Your box of godetia will be accompanied by 2 packets of floral food and instructions on caring for the flowers. The instructions in the box and the ones below will allow you to care for your godetia (which look closed and tight upon arrival) so they will open up over the next day to show off its multiple, soft paper like petals.

1) You bouquet will come wrapped in a protective plastic liner. Carefully remove this liner.

2) The bouquet will also come with floral foam on the bottom of the stems to help keep it fresh in transit. Pull the bag that covers the floral foam, and the floral foam itself, off the bottom of your bouquet in one swift tug. Doing it in this manner will help the bag catch any excess floral foam that may cause a mess.

3) Rinse any excess foam off the bottom of your stems.

4) While submerged under water, cut at an angle 1 inch off the stems. This trimming opens up the flower’s pores and allows them to drink water more efficiently. Doing it under water eliminates any air bubbles that may transpire from trimming the stems (air bubbles prevent the flower from drinking).

5) Your vase should be ready for the flowers with room temperature water, mixed with 1 packet of flower food.

6) If excess foliage lives on the part of the stems that will fall below the water level, strip it off. This step prevents the water from becoming muddy and full of bacteria. The excess foliage also has a tendency to suck up too much water and leave none for the actual blossoms.

7) Re-cut an inch off the bottom of the stems around day 3 or when the water is yellow and cloudy. During this time, also change the water and add your second packet of flower food. When the water is changing colors, this means that bacteria is in it, which will cause the flowers to wilt faster.

8) Spent leaves and deadheads should be removed to keep the bouquet fresh and vibrant.

9) The flowers will last longer if they live in a room that has a cool temperature. Keep your godetia away from direct sunlight, heat and drafts.