A fun colorful spring/summer flower is Veronica! This flower is also commonly known as gypsyweed or bird’s eye. Although you may see it blooming in your garden around the summer months it can be purchased all year round from your florist. They are easy to grow and can be very long lasting with proper care. In Ireland they put these flowers on travelers to prevent accidents and to keep safe! Whether creating aisle arrangements, boutonnieres, or bouquets Veronica can be a great flower to add for a bit of unique detail.
Veronica can grow from 4-48″ tall depending on where they are planted.
They can add a little flare within a simple aisle arrangement or add height to garland lining each row.
Each stem has 1-3 flower groupings on them and each bloom is approximately 2-4 inches.
I can’t get enough of this combo to the left with the maroon colored Ranunculus!
Veronica comes in white, pink, hot pink, blue, dark blue, and lavender.
Veronica is supposed to drop and have a curve in the flower bloom, this doesn’t mean it is dying it is just the natural look of the flower.
This flower is very reasonably priced at $10.60 per bunch with 10 stems per bunch.
One aspect that I like most about Veronica is the fact that it can droop across your bouquet but not hang as much as dangling amaranthus which can make an arrangement look very boho. I also like that because of the variety of color it is available in it can either make a large statement or small accents within your bouquet. It is also easy to work with because it has a hardy stem which makes it easier to put into an arrangement when having to use floral foam. This flower is worth looking into when discussing floral designs for your big day!