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Flame Giant "VLAM"


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Variety Information

Common names: Flame Giant
Color : Orange
Color Description: Dark orange
Bloom Size: Large
Lengths available: 40 cm to 60cm
Vase Life: Long
Vase Life Details: Long++
Availability: March to June from California.
September/October from South Africa.
General Comments: - Largest headed of all pincushions. Has rounded deep orange to red head.
- Stem length tends to be quite short by end of season.
- The word "Vlam" is Dutch / Afrikaans for "Flame". Mostly referred to as Flame Giant now in North America.

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Florist & Wholesaler Information

  • The latin named Leucospermum are long lasting flowers of the Proteaceae family available in tones of red, orange and yellow.
  •  Pincushions are a spring flowering plant and are available from February to June from California and from August to October from South Africa and Australia.
  •  New hybrid varieties boast larger heads, more vibrant colour and longer vase life.
  • Care and Handling:
  • Pincushions dehydrate easily but bounce back quickly when re cut and hydrated with floral preservative.
  • Cut and hydrate in floral preservative outside of the cooler for 2 hours.
  • Tighter cut Pincushions can look deformed but will open well in 2 to 3 days.

Grading Information

  • Pincushions are graded by head size as well as stem length.
  •  Florist quality pincushions should have a minimum 40 to 50cm stem length and can be as tall as 70cm.

Grower and Breeder Information

  • Cut stage should be about 60-75% open to ensure full formation of bloom upon hydration.
  • Smaller florist sized packs of 40 to 50 stems are increasingly popular.
  • Care must be taken while packing to ensure heads do not break in transit.
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