Anyone Tried Storing Peony Buds in Fridge?

suel41452June 30, 2007

I read that you can put "marshmallow"-feeling buds(not too hard buds and not too unfurled) in ziploc bags in the fridge and keep them several weeks before putting them in vases and letting them bloom out. I wonder if anyone has tried this? If it worked it would be a good way to extend enjoyment of the blooms!

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brandyray(Coastal NC/8a)

I don't know about buds, but we always used to put big buckets of peony blooms in the fridge to keep for memorial day, and they were just like fresh. Brandy

    Bookmark   June 30, 2007 at 10:08PM
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flowerluvr(Z5 IN)

I've put them in the fridge in bud. Worked like a charm! I cut them when just a little color was showing, dipped the stem in melted wax, then wrapped very slightly damp paper towels around the stems. Then put them in a plastic grocery bag and kept them in the crisper drawer. I took them out a couple of days before I wanted them, made a new cut and put them in water. They opened beautifully. Wish I had more fridge space to do that with, because it is a nice way to enjoy the peonies longer.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2007 at 8:29PM
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suel41452

Next year I'll try it! At my age - it seems like I blink and the peonies are bloomed & gone!!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2007 at 11:50AM
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