Godetia (pronounced Go-Shea), otherwise known as “Farewell to Spring,” is a beautiful yet fragile flower that is a lovely fit to any soft decor style. This flower looks very similar to Lisianthus, however, the stem has a few more green leaves added. Another aspect that sets it apart from the Lisianthus is that the flowers all grow directly at the top of the stem instead of sprouting multiple stems with flowers up the side of the stem. Check out some ideas on how to incorporate the Godetia into your decor!
This flower is available in white, pink, purple, lavender, and red.
Godetia seeds can be planted directly in your garden after your last day of frost or you can kick start it 4-6 weeks prior to your last frost indoors.
How adorable is this vintage tin! We have many of these and have used them quite often in our clients’ decor plans.
If you decide to grow this excellent flower in your garden be sure it is planted in an area that receives the most sunlight.
You will receive about 3-7 blooms per Godetia stem.
This flower is available all year round for purchase from your local florist / wholesaler.
Each stem is approximately $1.39 each. If you order them by bundle they come with about 10 stems per bundle.
The average vase life is approximately 5 days if you cut it once and add it straight to the water. If you are using this flower in your wedding bouquet that number does not hold true based on the amount that it is handled and the time it is left out of water.
The average stem length is about 10-20 inches. This flower is great for creating height in an arrangement due to the fact that you can cut the stem short or leave it tall.
It also gives a similar look to a Carnation when multiple Godetia’s are added together.
This is one of my absolute favorite flower bouquets. It is very relaxed and has very specific focal points. The fact that there aren’t many flowers allows the eye to focus on all of the details. Also, the fact that the stems are showing gives a more natural look.
Godetia is an excellent addition to any floral design. I love the pops of red it can provide for a neutral flower arrangement. Or you can give the look of a large flower by adding multiple stems together. When discussing accent flowers for your decor plan be sure to mention Godetia!