How do you use hot buscuits anyway ......

misskitty_bloomingApril 6, 2006

I have looked at pictures of hot buscuits, and I do not see how it is possible to use such an ENORMOUS plant in any bouquet, save a 4' number for the local hotel. How do you use this plant with sunflowers? When do you harvest it for reasonable sized bouquets and which sunflowers are the best for fall use. Thanks.

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goodscents(z5 MI)

I had problems using both Hot Biscuits and Oppoeo for that reason. For me the plants were about 7 or 8 feet tall. I was able to use some of the smaller side shoots but the main stem was way too large. This year I will try pinching them to get mor ebranching and hopefully smaller flowers.
Kirk

    Bookmark   April 7, 2006 at 7:43AM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

A friend mailed me this site. I am going to try a couple arrangements like that in the picture:

Here is a link that might be useful: Amaranthus

    Bookmark   April 8, 2006 at 1:53AM
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bluestarrgallery(zone 7 GA)

pitimpinai - thanks for the link - what a gorgeous arrangement - urns are great for drooping flowers.

Linda

    Bookmark   April 8, 2006 at 8:33AM
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misskitty_blooming

Thanks so much for the site. What a beautiful arrangement. OK, I'll try some of the varieties listed but I still think Hot Buscuits is too big for me. Thanks again. Kat

    Bookmark   April 8, 2006 at 11:17AM
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flowerfarmer

This reminds me that every season we always have a few customers who comment on our sunflowers, and say,
"I'd buy a bunch; however, they're too tall for my vase."

Either pinch the Hot Biscuits early on, or cut the main section about 24" and you'll have several nice lateral stems for your bouquets.

Trish

    Bookmark   April 10, 2006 at 7:31AM
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paveggie(z5-6)

Yes, pinching the Hot Biscuits will give you more smaller branches. Let them get a little growth and almost send up the central bud, then head them off.

I pinched a couple too small last year --when it was terribly dry-- and they couldn't get much length to the side branches.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2006 at 12:06PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

"I'd buy a bunch; however, they're too tall for my vase."

If only I had a dollar every time a customer said that to me when I was a florist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2006 at 1:21PM
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