Flower Guide

Welcome to the Flower Guide!

We have designed a flower guide to make it easier for you to choose flowers. In our flower guide you will find information about color changes and flowers suitable for our products. Please note that the use of a flower guide does not guarantee an outcome in which the colours and shape of the flowers do not change. Not all flowers survive to be dried, and not all flowers survive the drying process. Shape and color changes are a natural part of the life cycle of plants and cannot be prevented by humans. The purpose of the flower guide is to give you information about the drying process and how to choose the best flowers possible. With the right choices, changes can be minimized.

Pro tip! Grab a cup of coffee or tea while you visit our flower guide.

Choosing flowers

It is important that the flowers are selected on the basis of the information and recommendations we provide, so that we can strive for the most successful outcome as possible. The recommendations are there for many good reasons, choosing flowers does matter.

For larger products, we recommend a variety of greenery in addition to flower bouquet, especially if it is a bouquet with only white flowers. However, if the greenery aren't your thing, then they aren't. YOU DO YOU!

Color changes

It is good to note that for all flowers, the color of the flowers will change as they dry out. There is nothing you can do about this and this is part of the natural process of flowers dying. In our dried flowers dried as whole, the colour remains the best in general, with the most changes occurring in press. This is because the drying technique of whole dried flowers allows the liquid to be removed from the flowers more quickly, so that the colour pigment of the flowers does not break down in the same way as when pressed. The most radical color changes usually apply to white and/or tropical flowers. White flowers very rarely remain white, especially when it comes to pressing. The flowers may turn yellow, brown, or greenish. Dark red flowers get a really deep red hue of almost black. Dyed flowers often lose color and also some wild flowers. Color changes can only be talked about in general terms. Sometimes the drying has worked perfectly for another flower species and the next time there may be a radical colour change. This is affected by many things that cannot be anticipated. The most important thing to remember is that it is a living plant, and we cannot influence its drying any more than by using drying materials correctly. The color of the flowers changes are affected by: when the flower is cut, whether the flower has been dyed, whether it has been cared for along with our instructions, how the florist has handled the flowers, how long the delivery of the flowers to us lasts, and what the weather is like. The flowers also fade further over time. We slow this down with chemicals, but this too is a necessary part of the flower's life cycle.

In dyed flowers, the colors may fade in whole or in part and the flower may get in whole or in part a greyish, brown, or even off-white color. We recommend using undyed flowers. Since it is almost impossible to trace the origin of the flower and find out what kind of colors have been used for dyeing, we cannot tell you which dyes change the most in the drying process.

Coloured or not, the color of the flowers always changes at least a little during drying. So, for example, color changes do not entitle to a refund and the flowers are not ruined even if the color changes. Color changes are a natural part of flower drying.

Flowers and Greenery thrown away most frequently:

The most waste during the season 2023 was from eustoma and various varieties of eucalyptus (especially ash eucalyptus). Although these plants are currently very popular for their appearance at bouquets, often the customer does not like them as dried. Eucalyptus is often too large for objects and as a result, there is a great deal of it left over. In pressed products, too, eucalyptus is often left over in abundance, as it does not bring so much abundance to the work when dried. Eustoma usually undergoes dramatic color changes despite the drying method and the changes are often unpredictable. For example, a white eustoma may turn bright yellow. If these plants are important to you, we strongly recommend using several different greenery and filler flowers. 

Color changes in the finished product

On pressed flowers, you can expect color changes during the first year if the flowers are not color corrected. With color correction, the flowers should remain beautiful for at least years if the frame has been kept according to the instructions we have given. Color changes can also be prevented by customizing the frame with UV-protected glass.

In epoxy products, flowers are encapsulated and cannot contaminate with air, so color changes occur more slowly. In accessories, color changes may occur more quickly as the flowers are exposed to UV radiation more often. We aim to contribute to this by making a seal coat on the flowers, which protects the flowers from UV radiation and thus prolongs the coloring of the flowers.

Take Into Account

When envisioning the final result, take into account the size of the product you choose and the size of the flowers you want to have to keep the vision realistic. More inspiration can be found not only on the website, but also on our TikTok and Instagram.

With over a hundred bouquets of experience, I can confirm that the flowers are best preserved if the bouquet is built with traditional binding instead of flower foams. You may have to disassemble the drop-shaped bouquet yourself before delivering the bouquet to us in order to keep your flowers hydrated.

A versatile and spectacular result requires a versatile bouquet of different main flowers and filler flowers, as well as a variety of cut greenery. When you envision the final result, it is also good to look at how many different varieties there are in the inspiration images and think about what kind of style you are looking for. The end result is not in the style of an inspiration picture if you deliver a bouquet with only 1-4 plant species compared to a bouquet with 6-12 varieties. Ask for help if needed!

Check out the banned flowers and recommendations

Below you can get acquainted with the recommendations and prohibitions. We have not listed all possible flowers and plants, but varieties that are widely used in Finland. If you want to use a flower that is not on the list make sure it is suitable for the product you have reserved from us before the bouquet of flowers has been selected for good!

When you intend to deliver flowers to us by mail, please note that the mailing of flowers collected from the wild is prohibited by the rules of the transport companies. This refers, for example, to flowers collected from one's own yard or field.

Accessories and Bookmarks

We recommend small flowers such as: baby's breath, queen Anne's lace, delphinium, hydrangea flowers etc if you have a detailed result in mind

If you don't like the little filler flowers, we can dry the petals of roses or other larger flowers and shred them up to the appropriate size.

Ring Holders

We recommend small flowers for ring holders such as: baby's breath, queen Anne's lace, delphiniums, heathers, sweet peas, whips, evergreens or hydrangea flowers

Petals of large flowers: for example carnations, roses, peonies

Decorative objects

NOTE! The maximum height of the flowers must be a maximum of 4.5cm in order to fit into the mold. It is possible to open the flowers a little, but it is not recommended to avoid bruises. If there are large flowers and a lot of them, the possibility of making a new mold can be explored.

For large keepsakes we recommend: Properly opening rose varieties, dahlias, chrysanthemums, peonies, carnations, bunch cloves, orchids, buttercups, blue spiked tubes, bunches, colliding flowers, astrants, sunflowers, gerberas, poppies, knight spurs, heathers, liverworts, echinoderms

Recommended greenery: Ferns, browns, ivy, myrtle, silk bush, pistachio, pocket grass, boxwood

If you have eucalyptus in mind, we recommend these species to ensure you can fit into the mold: Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Seeded Eucalyptus, Willow Eucalyptus, Gunni Eucalyptus, Gum Drop, Baby Blue Eucalyptus and Parvifolia

We do not recommend to guarantee quality or due to fragility of flowers: True Blue Eucalyptus (not necessarily fit into the mold)

Absolute no: rose species where the rose does not open properly but stays in a bunch like freedom rose and such other flowers, flower buds

Pressed flower frames and trays

For pressed flower frames and trays we recommend: Roses, peonies, carnations, bunched cloves, orchids, buttercups, blue hobbits, spray roses, colliding flowers, sunflowers, gerberas, poppies, knight spurs, heathers, liver weed, fragrant vines, whips, evergreens, echinoderms, lisianthus

Greenery: Ferns, Italian ruscus, ivy, myrtle, silk bush, pistachio, pocket grass, boxwood, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Seeded Eucalyptus, Willow Eucalyptus, Gunni Eucalyptus, Gum Drop and Parvifolia

We do not recommend using only these eucalyptus varieties as cut green if you wish for a rich result: True Blue and Baby Eucalyptus

We do not recommend: Honey Bracelet and other coniferous cut greens, plumosa, green trick 

Shadow box

Best suited for strong cut flowers, not recommended for delicate wild flowers. The delicate-leaved flowers do not remain well in this style for long.

For flowers we recommend: Properly opening rose varieties, carnations, blue hobbits, spray roses, etc. strong flowers

Recommended greenery: Ferns, ivy, myrtle, silk bush, pistachio, boxwood

If you have eucalyptus in mind, we recommend these species: Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Seeded Eucalyptus, Willow Eucalyptus, Gunni Eucalyptus, Gum Drop and Parvifolia

We do not recommend because of the size: Hydrangeas, open proteas

Absolute no: Berries, Honey Bracelet and other coniferous cut greens, lilies, flower buds, plumosa, bunched rose varieties, garden roses, dahlias, chrysanthemums, gerberas, germinis, Any daisies, small cosmos, bridal gauze, eustom, sea permafrost, flower buds, bunches, whips and heather


We recommend small flowers for coasters such as: Baby's Breath, Queen Anne's Lace, Delphinium, Heathers, or Hydrangea flowers etc if you have a detailed result in mind

Petals of large flowers: for example, carnation, roses, peonies