Flower spotlight: Green ball dianthus

Flower spotlight: Green ball dianthus

You probably haven’t spent much time hoping to get a “green ball” bouquet, but maybe you should! Green ball dianthus, also known as green trick, is a fun and whimsical flower that brings our wildest Dr. Seuss dreams to life!

This lime green flower features a perfectly round, fuzzy ball shape that grows up to three inches in diameter. Their tall, slender stems are accented with deep, glossy green leaves. They bloom in late spring and early summer and are a favorite for cut flower arrangements because they can last in a vase for up to two weeks. Crafters love them because they dry well and look great in a variety of projects.

Green ball dianthus is unique for its look, but also because it can be used in ways most blooms cannot. The sturdy ball shape is dense enough to hold its own weight, so decorators will often use them (fresh or dried) piled high in bowls and other containers. Crafters often weave them into spring wreaths when they are fresh and fall wreaths if they have been dried. They also look beautiful with just a few stems gracing a translucent glass vase or tied together with a sweet white ribbon in a bushel.

These bright beauties are a stunning accent to almost any floral arrangement. For Easter celebrations, pair them with pittosporum, peonies, ranunculus, spray roses, carnations, and viburnum in a short, pastel ceramic vase. Throw in a few holiday accents with decorative eggs and bunnies surrounding the vase and you will have the prettiest little holiday display!

When summer raises its warm and sunny head, put some of these green trick blooms with bright yellow sunflowers, purple statice, red roses, and orange alstroemeria in a galvanized steel milk can with a pretty burlap bow to top it off.

However you choose to use it, green ball dianthus is sure to bring smiles with its bright, fun bloom. Ask a Lilygrass florist how you can pair it with other on-trend flowers in the upcoming spring and summer season!

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