HypericumBeing the 11th most popular cut flower in the Netherlands, the hypericum brings texture and shape to any bouquet, centerpiece or dried arrangement it lives in. ProFlowers has taken a liking to this bouquet to use in wreaths and holiday centerpieces. Maybe this is because of the colorful berry buds (even after dried out) or because of the one of a kind shape and style of the flower.

To be able to enjoy your wreath or centerpiece plant for a long time, follow the instructions below to ensure you don’t harm it while unpacking it. In addition, use these directions, as well as the one provided in the box for a longer lasting product.

1) Carefully remove the wreath or centerpiece from the box. There may be ties securing it down to the box. If there are, they will be located in either the back of the bottom of the box. If there are any loose or dry needles, shake them off.

2) Fresh or preserved centerpieces and wreaths are unlike cut flowers and potted plants. They do not need or want any kind of direct sunlight. They will also last longer if kept away from direct heat and outside elements.

3) If the fresh centerpiece sits in an oasis block, keep the block moist. Do this by adding water to it every other day or as needed. Upon receiving a fresh centerpiece, it is a good idea to fill the green plastic centerpiece bowl with water so the floral foam can soak up the water and provide it to the fresh greens. Misting the centerpiece with water daily will also prolong the life, as well as the pleasant fragrance.

4) As mentioned above, keep wreaths and centerpieces away from heat sources that could cause them to dry out. These sources may include direct sunlight, heat vents, and open flames. If placing them outdoors, put them in a sheltered location and make sure temperatures are not below 36°F.

5) If your wreath or centerpiece needs cleaning, use a light feather duster to ensure needles stay in place.

Note: Take caution with where your fresh centerpiece rests. Make sure to protect the surface from moisture damage and scratches. Also, if there are candles in your arrangement, flames need to be at least 4” away from the greenery. Never leave a candle burning unattended.

If you find hypericum in a fresh bouquet, follow the instructions provided with it. Your hypericum can last up to two weeks if properly cared for. Also, their leaves have a tendency to wilt quickly, so we recommend removing the leaves altogether and enjoying the flowers this way.