This is a 32 inch long stem of sword lily, a delicate form of the gladiolus family, available in several colors. The petals are made from natural plants that are dried, dyed and handcrafted into flower buds. The effect of this hand crafted process gives each flower a warm realism not found in most artificial flowers. The individual buds can be sprayed with water and opened and styled to suit your floral arrangement.. The stem at the bottom of the flowers can be bent to suit the vase and desired height. This is an ideal flower for someone who is not handy with arranging. Just drop the stems into a vase, add a few branches and admire your design.