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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Bupleurum rotundifolium: - Bupleurum, Thoroughwax

Bupleurum rotundifolium:

Bupleurum curl around the parasol of my In an Oriental Manner design

Common name

Bupleurum, Thoroughwax


Southern and Central Europe and Asia. Today the flowers are mainly exported by Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Very few varieties are available as cut flowers


green and yellow and yellowish green

Vase life

seven to ten days


slight floral fragrance


Traditionally Bupleurum was used only as a filler flower


Choose stems that are firm, foliage that are showing no signs of stress and just over half of the tiny flowers open. Remove any foliage that will fall below the conditioning water line. Give the stems a fresh cut. Condition in warm water with dissolved flower food.

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19 October 2011 In an Oriental Manner

I wanted my parasol design to be thoroughly me, and thoroughly contemporary yet respectful of the guiding rules and methods shared by the different schools of Ikebana.