Royally Gorgeous – Waratah Flower Arrangement

with Ranunculus, Waxflowers and Emu Grass

Waratahs are the queen of native flowers, the emblem of NSW and a protected bush bloom. And now available as a cut flower which is only a recent development because these beauties are notoriously difficult to grow. They’re backed up with beautiful locally grown ranunculus, unbelievably long lasting emu grass and native Geraldton waxflower.
This bunch celebrates a few of the best Aussie botanicals, balanced with softness from from the ranunculus. Arrange simply and pop this arrangement against a wall to let your waratah pop! Enjoy!

Waratah – There’s no feature flower that quite compares to these national beauties! They mostly occur in this stunning love-heart red, but on the very rare occasion you see them in an amazing white-chocolate hue. Treasure your waratah with regular water changes and it should last for a couple of weeks.

Ranunculus – Ranunculi symbolise charm and radiance – and there’s really no better flower to bring that Spring glow into your home. Simply pop them into fresh water and let them do their thing. However as they tend to make vase water murky, recut and change the water regularly, and even quite tight looking buds should eventually bloom. Just remove any of the bigger heads as they wilt

Waxflower – A woody stem, covered in tiny pine-like needles and a constellation of delicate pink-hued wax flowers. Like a snowflake, these blooms love the cold and wilt in heat, so keep them away from your heater or direct sun.

Emu Grass – This native grass with a hint of silver is one of our favourite foliages. Its long spiked leaves adding plenty of cool modern texture to your vase.

Waratah and Ranunculus Arrangement with Emu Grass and Waxflower Tutorial



Waratah and Ranunculus Arrangement with Emu Grass and Waxflower Tutorial

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • 2 waratahs

  • 5-7 ranunculus

  • a mix of waxflower and emu grass

  • clean glass vase

  • sharp scissors or flower shears


About the Author:

Philomena is the founder of Bloombox Co, occasional hatmaker and pickle aficionado. She lives in Melbourne where she works to get locally grown flowers into homes and businesses.

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