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Additives for Bud Vase Water

Posted by DNTQuilter 6b ( on
Sat, Apr 19, 14 at 8:47

This is probably a really stupid question, but I can't find an answer elsewhere. Should you/do you add anything to your bud vases to help support the longevity of your cut roses? If there is an additive out there, what do you use and where can I find it?

Any insight would be appreciated,

Scott in PA

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RE: Additives for Bud Vase Water

I am so thankful you asked this question and I look forward to the responses. I just bought some tulips and was told to put a penny in the vase to lengthen the life so I know they are many tips out there. One of the joys of my rose garden is to have cut flowers throughout my house.

RE: Additives for Bud Vase Water

Here is a very recent scientific study:

"The results showed that combination of silver nitrate and thyme was effective in improving the flower weight and diameter of cut roses by increasing the uptake of preservative solution and also reducing the wilting of flowers and leaves."

Here is a link that might be useful: link for above

RE: Additives for Bud Vase Water

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 19, 14 at 17:34

Try a splash of lemon-lime soda. More people are likely to have that sitting around the house than silver nitrate. The active ingredients as far as cut flowers go are citric acid and sugar.

RE: Additives for Bud Vase Water

If you want something that some/many/most? people have laying around the house, this link may be of interest.

Here is a link that might be useful: surprise link

RE: Additives for Bud Vase Water

I put 1 tsp sugar in a vase last year and it did prolong the life of the bloom but also turned a red Mister Lincoln bloom

RE: Additives for Bud Vase Water

Thank you all for the suggestions. Lemon Lime soda sounds like a viable option. However, the prescription drug would be costly. LOL!

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