Plant experts and innovators Lee and Jeong, founders of Slow Pharmacy in Seoul, have paired their love for plants with a strong adherence to Korean aesthetics of purity and minimalism to bring us a world of submerged plants.
Each specimen is carefully selected, dried and immersed in herbarium oil within a magnifying glass vial, offering a new way of contemplating greenery, as well as creating a unique gift that will far outlast a traditional bouquet.
We love this concept of preserved nature, which brings to mind 18th Century Botany and the art of the Herbarium. (Specimen collection, conservation and classification for the purposes of plant taxonomy)
These botanical vials look wonderful placed somewhere bright where they can catch the light!
Tall vials: 200ml contents, 21.5cm x 4.5cm
Short vials: 30ml contents, 5cm x 3cm
Contains real plant specimen.
Each specimen is unique, the exact size and shape will vary.
Do not drink the liquid.
Slow Pharmacy: Plant Vial
GYPSOPHILA ELEGANS (YELLOW/PINK): Gypsophila is a genus of flowering plants in the Carnation family, native to Europe, Eurasia, Africa and Australia. Delicate, minimal blooms make it a popular floral accent in bouquets.
ACACIA DEALBATA MIMOSA: Acacia is a species of flowering plant in the legume family, Fabaceae, native to Southeastern Australia and also widely introduced in the Mediterranean. It is a fast growing evergreen with sunny yellow globose flowerheads that evoke the warmth and colour of Summer.
BUXUS MICROPHYLLA: Also known as Japanese Box, this popular ornamental plant with bright jade ovate leaves is native to Taiwan and Japan, but has been introduced to Temperate areas around the world, where it is particually suited to hedging and topiary.
DELPHINIUM (BLUE/PINK): A Summer flowering herbaceous perennial in the Ranunculaceae family. Also known as Larkspur, Delphinium are traditionally planted in cottage gardens. Native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and Tropical Africa.
HYDRANGEA MACROPHYLLA: Also known as Japanese Rose, Hydrangea are deciduous shrubs native to Japan but widely cultivated in many climates around the world. Loved for their big, blousy, pink or blue flowers (the colour determined by soil pH) they became an indispensable part of English Garden planting from around the end of the 18th century.
LIMONIUM TETRAGONIUM: A biennial shrub from Central and Southern Japan, found in sandy places by the sea, requiring salt spray to grow, Limonium Tetragonum are also fittingly known as Sea Lavender. In Japan it is a popular cut flower, the tiny spikes of pink flowers contrasting with blue green stems and foliage.
RUMOLIRA ADIANTIFORMIS: A tropical plant from the wood fern family Dryopteridaceae, Rumolira Adiantiformis is widely distributed in the Tropical Southern Hemisphere. With its glossy, delicate, dark green fronds it is popular in floristry, as well as being cultivated for groundcover.
RUSCUS ACULEATUS: This evergreen Eurasian shrub grows in woodlands, hedgerows and coastal cliffs. It has a leaf shape reminiscent of Basil, and is most interesting for its transparent leaves, in which you can make out every vein.
EUCALYPTUS: This aromatic plant from the mrytle family is native to Australia, where it makes up about three quarters of all forest in Australia. There are several hundred species within the genus, with leaves that can be lanceolate or petiolate and range from a light glaucos green to a dark, glossy near-black shade.