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Snapdragon Flower Care

Martha Stewart Living

1. Start with a clean vase. Fill it about halfway with fresh, room-temperature water. Add the included cut-flower food to the vase.

2. Hold each stem next to your vase to gauge how much you'll need to trim for your arrangement. Be sure to arrange the stems so no foliage falls below the waterline; submerged leaves can rot and encourage bacteria that shorten bloom life.

3. Fill a sink or bowl with water, and, using a sharp knife or floral shears, cut stems underwater at a 45-degree angle for the best water absorption.

4. Arrange the flowers in the vase as desired. Keep flowers in a cool area away from drafts, direct sun, and excessive heat.

Care Tip
Recondition the flowers every two to three days, adding more cut-flower food: Recut the stems, change the water, and add the food, using the extra pack with your first water change. To freshen your blooms after the food is used up, refill your vase with a solution of one teaspoon sugar and two drops liquid bleach per gallon of fresh, room-temperature water.

Comments (1)

  • togethertime 15 Mar, 2009

    This sounds great I just bought lots of snapdragon seeds to start as an annual in my cut flower garden. I hope they do as good as the bulbed flowers do. I cut a few flowers for the dinner table and when they are gone I cut a few more. Thanks for the great care tips I never thought you could make them last a week at most.