Is There A List Of Toxic Flowers?

Decorating By sandy1 Updated 28 Mar 2010 , 11:59pm by prterrell

sandy1 Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 1:52pm
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Does anyone have a list of flowers that are toxic??? I have brides that insist on fresh flowers but I'm not sure which ones are ok to use and which ones are poisonous. TIA Sandy

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juleebug Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 2:14pm
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Not sure where I came by this but here's the list I have:

Safe Flowers for Cake Decorating
Make sure flowers are pesticide free before using.

Apple Blossom, Malus spp.
Begonia, (most tuberous), Begonia X tuberhybrida
Borage, Borago officinalis (must remove hairy sepals from center)
Cornflower, Centaurea cyanus
Daisy (English), Bellis perennis
Freesia, Fuchsia X hybrida
Geranium, Pelargonuim spp.
Honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica
Impatiens, Impatiens wallerana
Johnny-Jump-Up, Viola tricolor
Lavender, Lavandula angustifola
Pansy, Viola X Wittrockiana
Rose, Rosa spp.
Tulips, Tulipa spp.
Violet, Viola odorata

Toxic Flowers and Plants:

Amaryllis, Hippeastrum puniceum
Anenome, Anemone spp.
Autumn or Meadow Crocus, Colchicum autumnale
Azalea, Rhododendrun spp.
Belladonna lily, Amaryllis spp.
Bird of Paradise, Strelitzia reginae
Bleeding Heart, Dicentra spectabilis
Buttercup, Ranunculus spp.
Caladium, Caladuim bicolor
Calla Lily, Caladuim bicolor
Cardinal Flower, Lobelia spp.
Clematis, Clematis spp.
Crocus, Dutch, Crocus vernus.
Daffodil, Narcissus spp.
Datura, Datura spp.
Delphinium, Delphinium spp.
Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea
Glorious lily, Glorious spp.
Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla
Iris, Iris spp.
Jessamine, Gelsemium spervirens
Lantana, Lantana spp.
Larkspur, Delphinium ajacis
Lily-of-the-Valley, Convallaria majalis
Lupine, Lupinus spp.
Monkshood, Aconitum spp.
Narcissus, Narcissus spp.
Oleander, Nerium oleander
Periwinkle, Vinca spp.
Poinsettia, Euphorbia (Poinsettia) pulcherrima
Rhododendron, Rhododendron spp.
Star of Bethlehem, Orinthogalum spp.
Sweet Pea, Lathyrus odoratus
Wisteria, Wisteria spp.

kimkait Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 2:16pm
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prterrell Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 11:59pm
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You can also require that the florist provide the flowers. Any florist worth his/her stuff will be able to source safe flowers.

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