Hydrangea Cut Flower Care

At Pearsons we will always deliver hydrangea  in a vase as they are a very thirsty flower and travel better in water. So, you’ve received a beautiful vase of hydrangea from Pearsons Florist - what do you do next?

TOP UP THE WATER
Just in case any water was spilled whilst your gift was being delivered check that the vase has plenty of water and top it up if needed.

PLACE
Place your hydrangea somewhere that you can admire your flowers. But remember to avoid heat, direct sunlight, windows and strong draughts. Flowers will last longer in a cool room and if you keep them out of direct sunlight. Avoid placing them near appliances that generate high or low temperatures like the stove, air conditioner, ceiling fans, and even your computer or TV. And here’s a little insider tip – don’t stand them near the fruit bowl – the ethylene gas let off from fresh fruit as it ripens can cut seriously cut the lifespan of any flowers.

CHANGE
Change the water every few days to keep it clean and fresh smelling. Hydrangea will also benefit from a spray with cool fresh water directly on the flower heads especially if it is warm.
To clean your vase if needed simply lift all the flowers out of the vase and place them gently on your bench. Give your vase a good clean out and refill with clean tap water. Trim the stems and remove any leaves that may have fallen below the water line. Replace them in the vase and ENJOY!!

CUT HYDRANGEA BUNCH CARE
If you have purchased a bunch of hydrangea from a Pearsons Florist store try and keep the hydrangea cool on the way home, don't sit it in direct sun on a car seat if you can avoid it. Once you are ready to place your hydrangea in a vase remember to carefully trim a few centimetres from the base of each stem. Use a sharp knife or even better your garden secateurs as hydrangea can have a very tough woody stem. Then pop them into your favourite vase filled with clean fresh water. If the flowers start to droop you can submerge the whole flower into a bucket or tub of water for an hour or so and then drain the revitalised flower and pop it back into your vase.

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