How To Keep Cut Hydrangea From Wilting

by - August 19, 2020

Shades of Purple

Hydrangea are one of my favorite flowers and I love to have cut hydrangea in my home. A few weeks ago I shared the above image on instagram of two week old hydrangea and got questions on how I keep my hydrangea from wilting. 

I used to run into the same problem with wilting hydrangea a day or two after purchasing them and I would get so frustrated and annoyed. Over the years though, I have tried a lot of different methods to prevent cut hydrangea from wilting and the method below is the only one that has worked successfully for me. It involves soaking the stems in hot water for a bit to remove sap from the hydrangea stems 

1. First, trim the hydrangea stems at an angle

2. Then, split each hydrangea stem in four, cutting up the stem about 3-4 inches

3. Soak the split stems in hot water, around 140º/150º F, for 10-20 seconds

4. Add hydrangea to a vase with lots of water

5. Repeat every 3-5 days as necessary

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