Small flowers displaced on umbels atop erect stems with attractive dark green foliage. Double varieties are preferred, and look more attractive than the single types, as well as being more tolerant to handling. Inspect flowers carefully upon arrival checking that the stems and foliage are fully turgid and that the flowers are not limp or drooping. Check also for flowers that are dropping from the calyces. Stems should be cut and the flowers hydrated in a low sugar holding solution.