ProFlowers loves this flower for its long, luscious shape, warm and welcoming colors and symbolism of cheerfulness, warmth and fun. Grown with patience in enriched soil and lots of sunlight, this flower is popular to dry out and use in dried arrangements like wreaths and potpourri.
Upon receiving your hybrid delphinium, immediately unpack it and follow the provided instructions, as well as the ones below to watch your flowers bloom over the next day.
1) Carefully un-wrap the protective plastic liner from around your fresh, new flowers.
2) Floral foam has been placed on your flowers to keep them fresh while traveling from our fields to your home. However, this floral foam needs to be removed. To help the bag catch any excess floral foam that may cause a mess, pull the bag that covers it at the same time you pull off the floral foam itself. Do this in one swift tug.
3) If any excess foam remains on the bottom of your stems, rinse it off.
4) Submerge the stems under water and cut off 1 inch at an angle. This will open the flower’s pores, prevent any air bubbles from forming and permit the flowers to drink water more freely. The angle makes the water absorption easier.
5) Supply your flowers with a vase of room temperature water and 1 packet of flower food (your flowers come with 2 packets of floral food). Your flowers are thirsty and need to drink water for 8-12 hours.
6) Strip excess foliage off of stems that will fall below the water level. This excess foliage can muddy up water, or it can suck up too much water, leaving none for the actual blossoms.
7) The flowers will last longer if they live in a room that has a cool temperature. Keep your hybrid delphinium away from direct sunlight, heat and drafts.
8) If the water color is starting to change, this means that bacteria is growing and the water needs to be replaced. If the water is still clear, it is recommended to change it by day 3 of life in the vase. Whenever you do refresh the flowers drink, take the time to re-cut the stems and add the second packet of flower food.
9) Finally, continually remove spent leaves and deadheads to keep bouquet looking fresh longer.
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