Blue Lace Flower – Trachymene coerulea (Didiscus coerulea) Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Shop our Growers Choice Subscription! Shop Now Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Blue Lace Flower Botanical Name: Trachymene coerulea (Didiscus coerulea), trac-a-MEE-nee sir-U-lee-a Decorative Life: 5-10 days. Flower Color: Blue, Lavender, Pink, White Availability: Summer 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. 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 Research Findings: Starman et al. (1995) rated this species (‘Himmelblau’) as being an average income producer.