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Japanese Anemone makes terrible cut flowers?

Posted by ikea_gw 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 14, 08 at 16:35

I cut some japanese anemone for my house and they wilted almost immediately, even after I split the woody stem. Has this been the experience with everyone else? They are so pretty and I really hope I can cut them for the house.

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RE: Japanese Anemone makes terrible cut flowers?

I really don't know, but I bet someone at The Cutting Garden forum would. I would try posting this message there as well.

RE: Japanese Anemone makes terrible cut flowers?

The way to keep japanese Aenemone flowers from wilting in bouquets is to cauterize the end imediately after cutting. I stick them in the flame of my gas stove.

RE: Japanese Anemone makes terrible cut flowers?

You can also dip the stems in boiling water for 30 seconds and then put them in room temperature water to eliminate the wilting.

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