(Closed) Poppies?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Poppies are very hard to use in bouquets as they are very short lived. I suggest you try a practice session to see for yourself. The stem ends need to be sealed to make them last.

1. To make cut poppies last, burn the end of the stem with a match until it blackens, or dip it in boiling water for several minutes.


2.Heat up a cup of water in the microwave- and then insert the bottom of the Poppy stem into the water for just a few seconds- practice will make perfect- you can see the difference in the stem right away. Using this method, I have had Papaver somniferium last for days inside, instead of a few hours.

Here is the website for the California Cut Flower Commission.You can search by flower or by seasonal availability.




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