(Closed) What are some flowers I can submerge other than an orchid?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had hydrangeas in my water submerged centerpieces.  They love water so being in water is even better.

Post # 6
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

If you get high quality silk flowers, you can pick whatever flowers you want.  Your guests wouldn’t be able to touch/smell them so they probably couldn’t tell.  I haven’t done this though, so it’s just a thought. 🙂

The PP’s gave great advice for using real flowers though – definitely look into removing the centers from a lot of fresh flowers so the pollen doesn’t get into the water and discolor it.


Post # 7
46596 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

any flower can be submerged but watch for flowers with really thin petals and ones with lots of pollen unless you want the vase to be filled with the color of the pollen.

Flowering branches also look great.

Post # 8
832 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

tulips & calla lilies look amazing!

if you go with silk flowers, make sure you do a trial run. i did trials with our fuschia silk orchids and they bled the first time.

Post # 9
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am thinking of going with these and my florist is going to work with me to see what works best since I didn’t want to go with orchids. We are considering calla lilllies, stargazer lillies or gladiolis.

Post # 10
25 posts
  • Wedding: January 2011

Gardenias or open rosebuds

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