Lilies

Stargazer lilyOur lilies are grown in coastal California, where they are harvested year round. ProFlowers Lilies are so fresh, they haven’t yet bloomed. Watch as they burst open into a magnificent display of color.

Included with your box of ProFlowers lilies are flower care instructions and 2 packets of floral food. Follow these instructions and the ones delivered in the box to ensure you watch your lilies bloom over the next 3-4 days.

1) Carefully remove the protective plastic cover that sits over the top of your fresh bouquet.

2) On the bottom of your bouquet is floral foam, put there to keep your flower fresh during transit from the fields to your house. Pull the bag that covers the floral foam, and the floral foam itself, off the bouquet in one swift tug. Pulling the bag at the same time helps catch any excess floral foam that may cause a mess.

3) Rinse your stems to remove excess foam from them.

4) Fill your flower vase 2/3 of the way full with room temperature water. Mix in 1 packet of flower food.

5) The next step is to cut the bottom of the stems. It is recommended to trim 1 inch off, at an angle and under water. This opens up the flower’s pores and allows the lilies to drink as much water as they want. Doing it at an angle makes it easier to absorb the water.

6) Shed any greenery and foliage off of the part of the stems that will fall below the water line. Any excess foliage in the water can make it muddy. It can also drink much of the water, and the actual blossoms will be fighting for it.

7) Re-cut stems, change water and add second packet of flower food on day 3 or when the water is turning yellow and cloudy. If the water is starting to change colors, this means that bacteria is growing in it, which will cause the flowers to wilt faster.

8) Your lilies should always be protected from direct sunlight, heat and drafts. Also, they will do better if they live in a cool temperature.

9) To keep pollen from staining clothes, pull the stamen out when the Lily opens (use tape to remove any pollen that gets on clothes).

 

Keep in mind, lilies are toxic for animals to ingest, particularly dogs and cats. So place these beautiful flowers where they will not accidentally be eaten by them!