Fresh flowers can enliven a room or cheer up a friend. When you are choosing flowers for your arrangements, you want to find something that fits the season, the mood or the person you are hoping to surprise. Another factor you should consider as well, though, is how long will the arrangement last? This is especially true if you are spending money on these flowers. You want your purchase to bring joy for as long as possible. Vase life is an important consideration when you are choosing an arrangement purchase.
Let’s look at which flowers last the longest.
Chrysanthemums: This hardy flower is known for its long vase life. In fact, chrysanthemums can last up to three weeks or even longer. Other great qualities of this flower include the many colors available. There are also several different sizes of this flower available as well.
Orchids: These elegant flowers are often associated with peace and tranquility. They add a beautiful touch of sophistication to a room. These plants will flower for up to three months. If you have a cut orchid, it can also last for a few weeks. Giving orchid plants is a wonderful way to give your loved one a gift that keeps on giving.
Carnations: This classic flower choice has a long vase life and, with the many color options, can be customized to fit any occasion.
Lilies: The lily is a go-to plant providing long-lasting enjoyment. Often associated with peace and friendship, the lily plant will give you ongoing enjoyment as you care for it. If you choose to cut lilies, they continue to please for 10 to 14 days.
Alstroemerias: These flowers resemble miniature lilies and come in a variety of bright colors. These small flowers are hardy and can have a vase life of up to 2 weeks.
Freesia: This classic fragrant flower is not only beautiful but hardy as well with a vase life of 10 days. Keep in mind that yellow and white blooms seem to last the longest.
Hydrangeas: If watered properly, this flower can last 10 days. You can prolong your enjoyment of hydrangeas by drying out the big blooms to arrange in vases or bowls.
Hypericum: This is not a flower but rather a berry that adds a beautiful burst of color to your arrangements.
Sea Holly: This unusual flower with thistle-like, spiky leaves is actually quite beautiful when added to an arrangement. The silver, blue and green blooms add a dramatic twist, and vase life can be up to 14 days.
Clematis: This running vine produces large, dramatic blooms that vary in color, including purple, pink, white, red and blue. Blooms can stay fresh for up to two weeks.
Sunflowers: The classic bright cheery blooms of the sunflower are sure to brighten up any space. These long stem favorites can last up to 12 days.
Leucadendron: This long-lasting bloom can add dramatic color to your arrangements with a vase life of three weeks.