Myrtle

Myrtle is a fresh, leafy green filler that works beautifully in both traditional and modern arrangements.  Dense, compact, and glossy green leaves cover the entire length of its stem, and its height ranges from 18-24 inches. It is known for its fresh look and long vase life.

ORIGIN: Myrtus communis, or true myrtle, is native to the Northern regions of the Mediterranean. Some Mediterraneandishes include the Myrtle berry, and the plant is also used to produce an aromatic liqueur called Mirto.  Traditionally, myrtle has been used to treat sinus infections in Europe and China, and Hippocrates, Pliny, Dioscorides, Galen, and many Arabian writers have included myrtle in their writings.

AVAILABILITY: Year-round

CARE & HANDLING: Remove all foliage that will be sitting below the water line.  Cut stems and place in a clean container with room-temperature water.  Keep in cool location out of direct sunlight and drafts.  Replenish water as needed.