Eupatorium, (commonly known as White Snakeroot), is a genus of the Asteraceae family and is native to the Northern Hemisphere.
Eupatorium contains a toxin called ‘tremetol’ and when consumed by cattle, the milk and meat become contaminated. If humans ingest the contaminated meat or milk the poison will be passed to them. The poisoning is called milk sickness.
The white, (or pink), flowers of eupatorium are in little clusters at the top of the stems. The heart shaped leaves are large and deep green. Eupatrorium looks very similar to viburnum tinus and is usually cheaper to buy.
On the wholesale flower markets eupatorium is available as a cut flower and sold in wraps of 50 stems. Stem lengths range from 70 – 80cm tall. Eupatorium is not exactly a focal flower, but when the price is right, it’s always worth using in floral arrangements and wedding flowers.
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To get the best from your wholesale cut eupatorium please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Strip the lower foliage from the stems.
- Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
- Place the eupatorium in the buckets.
- Leave over night to condition before using.
Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the eupatorium in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.