Blue Lace Flower


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Picture of Blue Lace Flower Blue Lace Flower
Common Name: Blue Lace Flower
Botanical Name: Trachymene coerulea (Didiscus coerulea) (trac-a-MEE-nee sir-U-lee-a)
Decorative Life: 5-10 days.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Remove bottom foliage if present, recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution.
Family Roots:
  • Member of the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae (parsley family).
  • Native to Australia.
  • Common relatives include Queen Anne's Lace, Bupleurum, dill and fennel.
Personality:
  • Has flat or rounded lacey clusters of small flowers at stem ends.
  • Stems from 12-16 inches long, branched.
  • Plant is an annual, classed as a dicotyledon.
  • Flowers have a slight fragrance.
Availability: Summer.
Flower Color: Blue, lavender, pink and/or white.
Storage Specifics: 36-41F in water for a short time.
Tidbits:
  • From the Greek "trachys" (rough) and "meninx" (membrane) referring to the fruit.
  • The specific epithet name "coerulea" means blue, in reference to the flower color.
  • Plants of this family often exhibit strong or pungent odors, many grown for food, flavoring and medicinal reasons while some are also grown for ornamental purposes.
  • Useful as a filler in bouquets.
Recent Findings: Starman et al. (1995) rated this species ('Himmelblau') as being an average income producer.