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Hydrangea Care + Conditoning

Mar 12, 2020

Leigh Chappell Floral Design | Dried Hydrangea

When Fresh Hydrangea Arrives in Your Studio:

  • Remove plastic packaging, if applicable
  • Recut stems at an angle
  • Remove any leaves that will fall below the water line during storage
  • Dip stems in 2 inches of Quick Dip for one second
  • Place in flower food solution/floral preservative
  • Leave outside of cooler at room temperature for 1-2 hours (2-4 hours if heads appear limp at arrival)
  • After holding at room temperature, place in 36-41 degree cooler with 75-85% humidity
  • NOTE: Entire stem may be submerged in room temperature water bath for approximately 45 minutes if head appears droopy upon arrival (then follow conditioning instructions above). Do not place into cooler until the heads are dry.

Vase Life:

  • 5-10 days

Other Notes:

  • Sensitive to heat
  • Performs best in water (rather than floral foam)
  • Spraying completed design with Crown & Glory may be helpful. Once the Crown & Glory is dry, design can go into cooler for storage.
  • Hydrangeas can also be purchased dried/preserved – no water needed!


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