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Myrtle (Myrtus communis), a foliage plant originally from western Asia, is usually available in fall, winter, and spring.

The one-half to one and one-half inch, shiny, evergreen leaves are available on 15- to 30-inch branches. Condition by cutting off one to three inches of the stems, remove the lower leaves, and place the stems in warm water. Myrtle will last from one to three weeks. Myrtle has fragrant leaves and they add an interesting texture to any arrangement.


Want to use myrtle in cut flower arrangements? Learn how: