Brunia originates from the Cape region in South-Africa. It is common there on hills and mountain slopes. It grows in full sun, often in moist areas next to rivers or running water. The Swedish botanist Linnaeus named the genus Brunia in 1753. The Bruniaceae plant family has been found in several fossil digs. This suggests that the plant has been around on earth between 65 to 70 million years. That is just amazing!
Brunia stands symbol for chivalry. If you want to express this symbolism even more, you should use Brunia varieties which are silver colored.
Colors, shapes and Availability
There are several varieties of Brunia that are sold as cut flower. The colors can range form silver to green or red. The most common varieties are Laevis, Albiflora and Bruna Silver. Brunia is year round available.
Brunia is a very easy flower to use. It is also very popular in wedding designs for decoration, bouquets and boutonnieres. The neutral tones make it easy to use with other flowers in a wide variety of colors. Brunia adds an unique texture to your designs. Use Brunia in combination with (wedding) Roses, Echeveria and Freesia for great floral combinations. Apply it in wedding bouquets, large or small centerpieces, wreaths or table pieces. It is such a versatile flower that can be used as filler or the center of attention.
Shop Care Tips
Check the flowers for any damage when you receive them. Cut the stems diagonally approx. a half an inch from the bottom and place in fresh, cool water. Keep the flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat and be sure to change the water every 1-2 days.