Post # 1
Hive, I really want to do lisianthus as boutineers. I did them in a test run and they were exactly the right purple color (roses were more lavendery than purple).
They looked great but only for about an hour or two ;( the leaves started to turn a bit. You might be able to tell from the photo.
I thought I’d see if any other bees have any recommendations for making them last. Im picky and do not like calla or roses, or orchids or freesia-lol so I really am looking for a way to make these work (or maybe you wont be able to see the wilt from far away):
Post # 3
I’m sorry I don’t have any advice really but wanted to share my experience with lisianthus. My florist put these pretty white with pink edge lisianthus in my bridesmaids bouquet and I asked if I could have a couple to put in my hair. He advised against it, because the petals are too delicate to last all night. However, the lisianthus in my sample bridesmaid bouquet lasted over a week in almost perfect condition until the very end. So they are hearty flowers, but maybe just need a consistent water source.
Hopefully someone can chime in, but maybe spritz them with water throughout the evening (very time consuming) or maybe even spray them with a starch?
Post # 4
@arabesque ok thanks! I’ll try that 🙂
Post # 5
If you use lisianthus I would make two sets of boutonnieres to use for the wedding day. One that you use for the ceremony and a second one for pictures. Keep the second one hydrated until you need to use it, and if the first one is not in too bad condition, place it in water so that you can potentially shift back to it once the second one starts to look tired.