Liatris

LiatrisNot only is this a favorite flower of butterflies, but liatris is a popular flower we used in our mixed bouquets. Grown in areas like dry savannas and dry prairies, ProFlowers is committed to getting you only the best liatris available. And the best part is, they are shipped directly from the grower to you.

Accompanied with your bouquet of liatris are 2 packets of floral food and instructions on caring for the flowers. Your flowers are thirsty and need to drink water for 8-12 hours. Follow the instructions below and the ones provided in the box and your liatris will bloom over the next day.

1) With care, remove the protective plastic lining that is wrapped around your fresh blooms.

2) Pull the bag that covers the floral foam, and the floral foam itself, off the bottom of your bouquet in one swift tug. This will help the bag catch any excess floral foam that may cause a mess. The floral foam helps to keep your flowers fresh in transit from our fields to your home.

3) Clean any residual foam off the stems.

4) If there is leaves and foliage on the stems that will fall below the water level, strip it off. This will help keep the water clean and will allow the blossoms to drink as much water as they want.

5) The next step is cutting the stem bottoms. This opens the flowers pores and helps them to drink more water. When cutting, do so while the stems are submerged under water. Make sure to cut at an angle and remove 1 inch. Making the cut under water eliminates any air bubbles that may occur in the stems.

6) Fill up the flower vase with room temperature water. Mix the water with 1 packet of flower food before placing the flowers in the vase.

7) It is recommended that by day 3 the stems are re-cut and the water is changed. If the water turns yellow and cloudy before day 3, cut the stems and change the water then. Whenever this task is done, also add the second packet of flower food. This step is important to assure your flowers wilt slower.

8) Depleted leaves and deadheads should always be removed to keep bouquet looking fresh longer.

9) Keep flowers in a room with a cool temperature and one that is also away from direct sunlight, heat and drafts.