Reflexing Flowers The Right Way

Reflexing Flowers The Right Way

Reflexing flowers has recently seen a resurgence in popularity, thanks to lots of the wedding bouquet pics posted on Instagram.

Not familiar with “reflexing” flowers? It’s a simple technique that professional floral designers have used for years.

Knowing how to properly reflex roses, for example, can quickly turn them into larger and fuller-looking blooms. Reflexing tulips transforms them into an entirely different shape.

In this short video, Leanne Kesler from the Floral Design Institute shares this simple technique you can add to your floral design arsenal.

If you’re looking for an idea to make your own floral designs stand out, I think you’ll like what you see. Take a look.



I hope you liked the tip, and want to try it out for yourself. Just remember to use flowers that are at room temperature, so that you don’t damage them.

There are a couple of reasons I like and use “reflexing” in my own floral designs.

Here’s why I like it…

First off, it’s a simple technique that can be very profitable.

From a design standpoint, reflexing roses and tulips can be very visually appealing in all types of floral designs, giving it a higher value look.

I probably use it most often with the roses and spray roses I use in wedding bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres.

It’s perfect if you need a few larger roses to use as focal flowers in your wedding bouquets, especially if you’re using shorter-stemmed roses. It adds a “Wow” factor at no additional cost.

With tulips, reflexing the petals allows you to turn them into a unique-looking bloom, showcasing them as a unique, stand-alone flower.

And best of all, whether roses or tulips, reflexing the petals doesn’t affect the life of the flower.

It’s an easy designer’s trick that can have quite an impact.

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Reflexing Flowers

I'm the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.