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Fact About Cut Tulips and Daffodils

Written by Hilary on March 19th, 2009

Using Cut Tulips and Daffodils

In your flower arrangements, avoid mixing cut tulips with daffodils – at least right away – because daffodils produce a chemical “slime” that injures tulip flowers.

If you want to use these two flowers together in an arrangement here is what you do:

1. Put the cut daffodils in another container of water for a day after cutting

2. Then rinse off the stems

3. Then add them to the vase of tulips

You can also add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of activated charcoal or 6 drops of bleach to each quart of water to avoid this problem.

By following the above facts, it really is the best way to care for cut tulips and daffodils.

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Have great week!

 

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