Hydrangea

"gratefulness or heartlessness"

Known as Hortensia and Grandmother's flower

Family

 Schizophragma (Hydrangeaceae)

Species

Hydrangea macrophylla, Hydrangea paniculata

Colors

blue, green, pink, red, white

Origin

Eastern Asia

Grower Recommendations

After cutting, place flower stems in a solution of HydraFlor® 100 for 1 hour (or up to overnight at 34 - 38˚ F). Transfer stems to a solution of one of Floralife® 200 storage and transport treatments. Please contact Floralife for specifics.

Wholesaler/Retailer Recommendations

Buying Tips:

Ask: What is the source of the product? What is the cultivar name? Has the product been stored dry or wet? Buy flowers that have reached maximum coloration.

Processing: 

Remove foliage below the solution level. Recut stems under clean water. Do not leave out of solution for any extended period of time.

Pretreatment:

Hydrangeas have a high demand for solution. Treat with Floralife Hydraflor® 100 hydrating treatment for ½ to one hour at room temperature. HydraFlor® 100 hydrating treatment encourages water uptake and ensures proper hydration, so stems remain free flowing. Alternatively, treat with Floralife® Quick Dip 100 instant hydrating treatment. This one second dip helps to increase water uptake for all flowers. Using one of Floralife’s hydrating treatments can help prevent premature wilting of hydrangeas.

Holding Solution:

Holding Solution:

Use fresh flower food at the recommended rate: Use Flower Food 300, 200, Clear 200, or Clear ULTRA 200 storage and transport treatments, or depending on water test results, Special Blend 300 for Hard Water or for Pure Water.

To have water tested, send a plastic quart bottle of your water to:

Floralife  |  751 Thunderbolt Drive  |  Walterboro, SC 29488  |  Attn: Laboratory.

Hold flowers at room temperature for 1-2 hours (2-4 hours if flowers are limp or exhibiting bent neck) prior to storage in cooler or designing. As a finishing touch to any floral design, spray Floralife® Finishing Touch Finishing Spray over entire project.

Cleaning:

Use D.C.D.® Cleaner Solution to clean buckets, vases, coolers, etc. D.C.D.® is specifically formulated to kill microbes for an extended period.

Customer Satisfaction:

Always give a packet of a Floralife® Flower Food with your designs. One liter packets treat one quart of water.

Ethylene Sensitivity: Medium ethylene sensitivity.

Vase Life: 5 to 10 days.

Storage: 36 - 41˚ F cooler / 75 - 85% humidity.

Troubleshooting:


Problem Reason/Solution

Premature wilting

Product may have been stored too long, improperly kept out of solution for an extended period. Recut under clean water and make sure a hydrating treatment is used; check on storage conditions; make sure Floralife® Flower Food 300 is used.

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