Do I Really Need to Use Flower Food?

Floral SpecialistCustomer’s Corner, Flowers, Hardgoods

One question we hear over and over… “How do I stop my cut hydrangeas from wilting?”  Simple answer – Use flower food.

We decided to do a little experiment to see how a hydrangea holds up after 24 hours in floral preservative versus regular city tap water.
They were from the same shipment and box, re-cut and placed in either flower preservative or plain water.
The result is UNBELIEVABLE!

After 24 hours ~ Hydrangea on left was placed in flower food, hydrangea on right in regular tap water

Prepare to be AMAZED……. The hydrangea in the below picture is the SAME one that was in plain water!

This picture was taken February 2 (2 months after it had shipped from the farm). It was sitting on my desk for almost ONE MONTH!

Hydrangeas drink LOTS of water so make sure they have plenty available.  You can visit our Care & Handling page for more tips on hydrangea.

Protect your fresh cut flower investment and be sure to use the appropriate preservative and concentration.  We carry a vast array of different products to best suit your needs.

A SPECIAL NOTE on flower care & handling

If possible, do not use water from a water softener for your flowers. The salt content may shorten the life of some flowers.

If you have any questions about the quality of your water, contact your local supply department who can help you determine the best flower food to use.