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Posted by steve22802 7a VA (My Page) on
Fri, May 8, 09 at 7:56

Does the standard white spirea last well when cut? Is it OK to cut it fully open or is it preferable to cut it in bud stage and do the buds open after cutting? Thanks for any tips! I feel like I'm still stuck in the perennial garden lull but it's market day tomorrow and I've got to have something to go with my Alliums... :(

- Steve

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RE: Spirea?

Yes it will hold as a cut for about 5 or so days, as long as you cut it in bud stage, showing colour, just prior to flowers fully opening. Cut open it will shatter. Sorry this response is a day late.
Cheers Kim
Billabong Fresh Flower Farm

RE: Spirea?

Thanks Kim, I used a bit of spirea today in a few bouquets I sold at the market but the stems I used were fully open and did seem fragile. It also didn't work very well for the type of small arrangements I was making. It's natural form is a drooping arc which is out of scale for my tiny bouquets.

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