The perfect flower every time, our carnations are grown and shipped from top growers around the world. Long lasting after cut and easy to admire, the carnations come ready to bloom their showy flower heads on long, sturdy stems. Since they are shipped straight from the grower to you, these carnations are extremely fresh, but they are thirsty, so get them in water immediately.
When you receive your bouquet of carnations, you will find they are accompanied by 2 packets of floral food and instructions on caring for the flowers. Follow the instructions below and the ones provided in the box and your carnations will bloom over the next 1-2 days and will last anywhere from 7-14 days.
Be sure to follow the instructions below and the ones provided in the box and your carnations will bloom over the next 1-2 days, lasting anywhere from 7-14 days.
1) Carefully un-wrap the protective plastic liner over the top of your bouquet.
2) Pulling with one swift tug, detach the bag that covers the floral foam, and the floral foam itself. Removing the foam at the same time as the bag helps it to catch any excess floral foam that may cause a mess.
3) Wash any excess foam off the end of your stems.
4) Your vase should be filled with water that is room temperature water, and then mixed with 1 packet of flower food.
5) Strip excess foliage off of stems that will fall below the water level. This excess foliage can make the water cloudy, or it can suck up too much water, leaving none for the actual blossoms.
6) Next, rid leaves off of the flower stems that will fall below the water level. Leaves in the water make it dirty and absorb a lot of water, leaving none for the blossoms.
7) Water should be changed by the third day or when it is appearing dirty. When the water is changed, re-cut stems and add the second packet of flower food. When water changes colors, bacteria is growing, which causes the flowers to wilt faster.
8) Guard your carnations from direct sunlight or any heat and drafts. The flowers will flourish if they live in a cool temperature.