Filler flowers or transitional flowers are any flower used to fill up space in an arrangement. Usually these flowers are small, clustered flowers that help to blend the colours of the other flowers in a bouquet. Common filler flowers in bouquets are baby's breath, statice, stock and wax flower.
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Baby's breath is often added to rose bouquets and arrangements because it's cloudlike white flowers complement the bold colours and shape of roses. The tiny white flower heads grow in wispy clusters on tall branching stems. Baby's breath comes in white or pink but can be tinted and sprayed with glitter to fit the colour of your bouquet. Baby's breath flowers can be dried for an everlasting bouquet by air drying the flowers upside down.
Statice or sea lavender is a common dried flower because when dried it keeps its form and colour well. The clusters of white, pink or purple flowers set along a slightly arching thick flattened dark green stem. Statice symbolises remembrance and is often used as a complement to bold flowers like lilies and gerbera.
A native of Greece, stock is also known as Virginia stock or gillyflower. The medium-sized flowers bloom along the stem, so close together that they cover the top half of the stem. The flowers come in light purple, white, pink or red. Stock flowers symbolise a happy life and lasting beauty, making it a popular filler flower for bride's bouquets and other wedding arrangements.
Waxflower grows on an evergreen woody bush in Australia. The small pink, purple or white petals circle an indented centre. The flowers cluster together each from its own stalk that branches off of a stem. The stems are covered in little green needles similar to the rosemary plant. These flowers are popular in floral arrangements because they are hardy and blend with many types of flowers, including roses and orchids.
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