Best Wedding Greenery
Author: Jessica Reeves / Photo: Flower Moxie
The 8 Best Greenery Choices
for Your Wedding
Greenery is like the foundation to your arrangements. Greening your arrangements first, before adding your more expensive blooms, helps your product to stretch further. It provides great coverage and helps to hide any mechanics you're using.
From bouquets to corsages, ceremony flowers to pergolas, centerpieces to garland, these are our picks for the 8 best greenery choices for your DIY wedding!
1. Italian Ruscus
One of my all-time favorite greens! Italian ruscus is beautiful for it’s graceful length and delicate leaves but it’s hardy AF. I like to call it the workhorse of the greenery options. Can be used in any capacity: bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages legit anything.
2. Israeli Ruscus
Italian ruscus’ cousin! Also hardy! Also great! Slightly shorter in stem length with fewer – but broader – leaves, Israeli ruscus will hold its green color for a lonnngggg time. It’s a great option for use in bouquets, arrangements, bud vases, anything.
5. Baby Eucalyptus
Baby eucalyptus is sturdy and adds a lovely texture to any bouquet or arrangements. Most foliages are drapey but Baby euc has a stiffness that allows for dimension. It does have a heavy sap that can come off on hands - use gloves when handling. The tips can sometimes be a little wilty but those can get snipped off.
6. Sword Fern
Sword fern is here mainly because I love sword fern. It can be used in tropical arrangements, english garden style, anything. Its bright green color is a perfect foil to anything else and the texture that it gives to bouquets and arrangements is so beautiful! The tip can sometimes be a little wilted but that can easily get snipped off.
Pin it for later!
About the Author
Jessica has a BFA in Art Education/Printmaking and her MFA in Studio Art with a focus in Non-Toxic printmaking. She brings 10 years of floral experience to her roles at Flower Moxie, having worked in Boston, NYC, and Newport, RI. We still don't know if she's a real person or a hologram but work keeps getting done.