Bourvadia

Did you know?

The genus is named in honor of Charles Bouvard (1572–1658), physician to Louis XIII, and superintendent of the Jardin du Roi in Paris.

Types

Bourvadia are beautiful fragrant small tubular star shaped flowers surrounded by green foliage . Flowers can be both single and double. White bourvadia is the most commonly available and most fragrant but they can also be red, pink, and yellow.

Selection and Storage

Choose open and brightly coloured flowers, avoid yellow leaves. Cut a minimum of 2cm off the stem, strip the bottom leaves off, and put in cold water with a flower preservative. Change water daily for optimum lifespan. Keep them away from fruit, car exhausts and cigarette smoke.