Preserving life of cut peonies

ywilliam(z2/3 AK)July 27, 2009

Outside of cutting your peonies at the point of a soft ball (before opening), changing water daily, cutting them in morning or late evening, flower preserving food and/or placing them in cold water and cool room, does anyone have a full-proof method of making your blooms last more than 5-7 days in a vase? Usually after maybe the 4th day they start to drop petals. Can anyone suggest a water hydration additive or solution to use?

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ywilliam(z2/3 AK)

Can anyone suggest something or share what they do? Has anyone tried physan 20?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2009 at 12:47AM
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suel41452

I saw an ad online around a year ago for a "water globe" vase where the peony bloom was put in it & you filled the globe with water, then you closed it - looked like one of those water balls with "snow". They claimed the bloom lasted a long time like that. I tried to find that vase for you, but no luck! Maybe you could try submerging a bloom in a vase underwater & see if it lasts longer! They claim the submerged bloom is "magnified" by the water & they look really cool. Would keep the ants from prancing out into the house, too lol!!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 4:19PM
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suel41452
    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 4:26PM
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suel41452

Here's a link to a person's real life experience with these globe vases - it's quite interesting info, I think:
http://www.retailcloseoutmall.com/?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=198

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 4:34PM
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suel41452

OOPS - here's the link for the above message:

http://mrpeacockstyle.blogspot.com/2008/11/allure-of-underwater-vases.html

I wish we could edit these messages!!!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 4:38PM
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ywilliam(z2/3 AK)

Thanks sue141452 for your response and efforts. I just thought other fellow peony friends would have had a suggestion or experience they swore by. I'll review that website. I just appreciate the bouquets when they are in season.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 3:39AM
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