(Closed) how long do hydrangeas last?

posted 12 years ago in Flowers
Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was told by my florist that hydrangeas in the dead of summer are difficult to work with as they are prone to wilting especially if they are not in a constant water source.  Since your wedding is in August you might want to use a different type of flower.

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Do hydrangeas have the same wilting problem during the winter?

Can they be arranged using an oasis of any kind.

 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My wedding was in November and my BMs had hydrangea bouquets, and we used them in the ceremony arrangements & centerpieces.  Not only were they gorgeous through the entire night (even the bouquets didn’t wilt), the ones that ended up in vases at my house were still in decent shape after we returned from our honeymoon.

I also used them as centerpieces for my sister’s bridal shower over Labor Day weekend, it was 90+ degrees here.  They looked great all day and lasted at least 10 days before I saw any sign of wilting.  The flowers were really fresh when they arrived and we kept the vases full of water, so that is probably the key.

Based on my 2 experiences they can absolutely last a long time, but it sounds like people who use them outside, out of water, on a hot summer day can have issues.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

It was funny, I did a mock up with white hydrangeas this summer. One bunch was in water, the other I forgot to put in water. The one in water lasted FOREVERRRRRRRRR and the one out of water died very quickly. Overall, they would have been fine for a 6 hour reception, and it was pretty hot that day (even inside)

So try to keep them in water?

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