Cut flowers fill our homes and lives with vibrancy and color, yet the joy they bring often fades too quickly. Luckily, some cut flowers last longer than others!
Let’s check out the different types of cut flowers and which ones will give you the most bang for your buck.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just looking to make your bouquet last a little longer, keep reading to find out which flowers you should be choosing.
Carnations are a super-flower. It’s no secret. Not only are they visually stunning, but their light, pretty scent is nothing short of heavenly. They can also last up to three weeks in a vase (yes, three!), so long as you take the proper precautions.
How to make your carnations last as long as possible:
Ranunculus are without a doubt a fan-favorite. They come in so many colors and have a full, lux look that we just can’t help but adore. With the proper care, ranunculus can last up to two weeks.
Big, bold, and beautiful—lilies are a great way to make a huge impression. With their large size, variety of beautiful hues, and, of course, their signature smell, lilies make the perfect addition to any floral arrangement or bouquet. Plus, with the right care, lilies can last over two weeks.
How to keep your lilies thriving:
A symbol of rebirth and resurrection and an Easter favorite, calla lilies add long-lasting color, elegance, and class to any floral design. While calla lilies are quite delicate, with the proper care, these beauties can last for weeks!
How to make your calla lilies last as long as possible:
The gladiolus, otherwise known as a beautiful, proud, tall drink of water, is easily identified by its strikingly tall stalks and large, abundant blooms that grow in all sorts of vibrant colors. As August’s prized flower, these blooms have a lot more to offer than their beauty. With the proper care, gladiolus can last up to two weeks.
How to make you gladiolus last:
A popular bloom amongst bouquets and boutonnieres, chrysanthemums are also a popular bedding plant used in landscaping projects around homes and businesses because of their hearty nature. With proper care, these beauties can last anywhere from 15-20 days.
How to make your chrysanthemums last:
The sweet smell of spring! These blooms may be dainty, but don’t let that fool you. With the proper care, cut freesia can last up to three weeks.
How to make your freesia last as long as possible:
The term Inka means “ruler” or “lord” in Quechua, the main language of the Inca Empire. And like the Incas, alstroemeria rules over gardens and bouquets alike with its incredible colors and tiger-pattern throats. With proper care these hardy blooms can last up to three weeks.
Dahlias are totally unique and produce one of the most spectacular blooms in the flower kingdom. They come in a huge variety of sizes and colors but can always be identified by their distinctive spikey petals and vivid color.
Tips for keeping dahlias fresh:
They’re sleek, elegant, big, bright, and fabulous! Gerbera daisies make for a bright, colorful display and can last up to two weeks or even longer with the proper care.
Delphiniums are perennials with sensational plumes of color. They’re summer blooms, and you’ve probably seen them in blue, pink, white, and purple. With the proper care, these cut beauties can last one to two weeks.
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