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Suitable Flower Types
for Preserving

Flowers that press the best

Although there are plenty of flowers and plants that press well, here's a short list of the flowers that we've found to press the most 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

  • 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 any flowers, the fresher the better!

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The fresher your flowers are when you send them in, the better.


With fresher flowers, there's less chance for browning and a higher chance of colour retention. Please note all white flowers have the highest chance of browning.

Arrangements of only one type or colour of flower are often less effective, so please send as much floral and foliage variety as you can.

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Flowers that don't press well

Unfortunately there are certain flowers that don't press as well with our traditional, hand-created methods. Any thicker flowers will also not fit in our thin frames.


Flower types that don't preserve well include:

  • Calla lilies

  • Gerberas

  • Lilies

  • Protea

  • Tulips

  • Orchids

  • Tropical varieties

  • Succulents

  • Sunflowers

  • Berries

A note on colour change

It's 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 they were fresh.

Pale pink roses especially have a high chance of colour change in the preservation process. Pale pink flowers often leave the presses a shade of cream.

However, even flowers that are typically reliable, will not press nicely if they are not in great shape.


All of the colours will eventually fade a bit over the years but that’s the beauty of it! As a sustainable business, we don't use glues and resins in our natural processes. 

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