Mystery Foliage

This past weekend was so exciting – I assisted The Little Branch with a very cool wedding that Meg needed an extra hand with (one of her three over the holiday weekend!)  Our weekend involved 4:00 am wake up calls for 5:00 am treks to the mart, car loads of flowers, dozens of centerpieces, bouquets, and bouts, and a massive mess on the floor! Oh, and I also took about 800 pictures while we were at it…so actually blogging it is feeling a little daunting right now.  But I will be doing it this week for sure!

In the meantime, we wanted to ask if anyone knows what this lovely mystery foliage is?!

By the way, when I say mystery, it was also a mystery to the vendor who sold it to us – which makes me chuckle about how when I first started going to the flower mart, I was intimidated to ask any of the vendors what something was called (part of me thought they would call me an  impostor and kick me out!)  ; )

Anyhow, this stuff was super cool, kind of eggplant colored whirly birds atop woody stems.  We used it in the centerpieces Meg designed, and she also used it in the bouquet she made for the bride, which was one of my all time favorites.     It totally popped out of both designs.

Here it is – let me know if anyone knows what this stuff is!  (I feel like this is similar to one of those missed encounter ads on Craigslist – “You: the attractive wine colored foliage that was at the Flower Mart at 5:00 am last weekend.  Me: the besotted floral designer that took you home but didn’t even catch your name.   If you are reading this, please know that I can’t stop thinking about you.  Please let me know who you are, I want to take you on a proper date!”)



September 6, 2011 - 11:57 am

Calie Rose - Kate,

That is beautiful foliage! I wish I knew what it was…tho it does resemble a mix of safari sunset and the wispiness of clematis pods. If you solve this mystery I am very interested to know it’s name! The colors of that wedding look gorgeous and I love the selection of flowers. Looking forward to more images!

September 6, 2011 - 5:46 pm

Sprout - Looks kind of like a leucadendron…I’ll see if I can find out!

September 6, 2011 - 7:29 pm

Meg - The stem did look the same. Maybe a type of it? Don’t know, but it looked amazing and would love to work with it again.

September 7, 2011 - 3:50 pm

Kate - It almost looks like a black euphorbia.

September 16, 2011 - 9:08 pm

janet - I’m going to guess a leucadendron or some other sort of protea. Lovely.

December 19, 2011 - 9:38 am

denise - You most likely found the name – but i think it is called agonis.

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *