SUITABLE FLOWER TYPES
Though there are plenty of other flowers and plants that press well, this is a short list that we have found to press successfully:
Anemones, Astilbe, Astrantia, Baby’s Breath, Billy Balls, Blushing Bride Protea, Butterfly Ranunculus, Caspia, Clematis, Cosmos, Delphinium, Dusty Miller, Eucalyptus, Ferns, Freesias, Hellebores, Hydrangeas, Delphinium, Lavender, Mountain Mint, Pampas Grass, Phlox, Peonies, Queen Annes Lace, Quick sand roses, Ranunculus, Rice Flower, Salvia, Scabiosa, Sweet Peas, Spray Roses & Orlaya.
When preserving, we should mention is that the fresher the flowers, the better!
The fresher they are, then there will be less chance for browning and a higher chance of colour retention. Arrangements of only one type or colour of flower are often less effective, please send as much variety as you can. Please note all white flowers have the highest chance of browning.
Certain flowers such as, calla lilies, gerberas, lilies, protea, tulips, orchids, tropical varieties, succulents, sunflowers, berries will not press well with our methods.
Any thicker flowers will not fit in our thin frames.
Pale pink roses especially have a high chance of colour change in the preservation process, please note they often leave the presses a shade of cream.
However, it is important to keep in mind that due to the organic and natural process, flowers will not press out and retain colour exactly as they were when fresh. Even flowers that are typically reliable, will not press nicely if they are not in great shape. All the colours eventually fade a bit over the years but that’s the beauty of it!