No floral arrangement is complete without filler flowers. Filler flowers are generally flowers with small blooms that people use to fill out any empty space between the focal flowers. They’re used to create larger arrangements and to balance out the color palette. If you’re looking for a floral filler that will complement a multitude of flowers, then I highly suggest taking a look at Yarrow!
For years yarrow (also known as Achillea millefolium) has been used for agricultural and medicinal purposes, but they’ve been used in floral design too. Yarrow features multiple blooms per stem that cluster together to create the look of one large flower head. It has a fresh, herby-scent and provides the perfect pop of color. With proper care, yarrow can last up to five days and they’re also heat-tolerant flowers, so you don’t have to worry about them wilting.
If you’re getting married in the summer or early fall then you’re in luck! Yarrow has a seasonal availability of May through September. Yarrow is typically used in woodland or wildflowers themes, but it makes an amazing filler in any arrangement no matter the theme.
We offer cottage yarrow too, which has tiny blooms as opposed to tiny, tight blooms. Find them here, in colors like pink, white, peach and red. Some of our most popular colors include yellow, ivory white (these look like baby’s breath from a distance), and peachy pink. It pairs well with flowers like ranunculus, daisies, hypericum berries and roses. Tip: Prior to arranging, we recommend stripping off the foliage, especially since the feathery-like leaves will be the first to mature.
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