Line, Form, Mass, Filler
Classified depending on:
Openness of Blossom, Color Intensity, Texture and Pattern, Adjacent Flowers, and Size and Style Arrangement
Erect, tall spikes; Give length, linear pattern; Create a pattern/spaces; Establish height, width, depth; The frame work of a design; Curvilinear too!; Gladiolus, liatris, snapdragon, stock, delphinium, cattail.
Usually placed first at top, larger at bottom (opposite in botanical designs).
Distinctive shapes, Characteristic form, Leave space between flowers, Focal point flowers, Use sparingly, Anthurium, Calla Lily, Lily, Orchid, Gerbera, Bird of Paradise.
Exotics, Directional Facing
Caladium, Croton leaves, Ti leaves, Cyperus
Single flower per stem, One solid, rounded head, Used "towards" focal point, Provide at different levels, Can establish line.
Chrysanthemum, Rose, Carnation, Tulips
Add finishing touch, Small and delicate, Fill empty spaces, Complete design, Bunchy and feathery.
Roles of Flower Shapes
Form-Center of interest
Mass- Draw attention to focal point
First-Establish your lines or green down to cover foam base.
Second-Establish focal point
Third- Use mass flowers to draw attention to lines and focal point.
Fourth-Add filler to finish off the design