Hybrid Anemones are not only beautiful, but they have remarkable staying power. With a little care to bring them to perfection, your arrangements will have around nine days of vase life when properly cared for.
Anemones are seasonal flowers available from November thru May. It is possible that Anemone flowers may not be available during some weeks in November and December due to cold weather. Limited availability in quantities and colors of Anemones in July, August, and October. The anemone is one of the earliest flowers in spring, appearing in April, and continuing through May.
Anemones are excellent fresh cut flowers for wedding centerpieces and bouquets and generally come in white, purple, pink and red shades.
Recut the Anemone stems at an angle, removing one or two inches with a sharp knife. This will allow for better water intake and will extend the life of your flowers.
Use a clean vase and fresh water when presenting or displaying your Anemone arrangement.
Keep Anemones in medium light and in a cool spot to prolong vase life. The flowers prefer cold water and cool spaces. Anemones will open in the light and heat so be sure to plan appropriately for blooming purposes.
Refresh the water that the stems are standing in on a daily basis. Anemones are heavy drinkers so check the water level when hydrating and arranging.
Position the Anemone arrangement in a cool area of your home, or place of business. This will help keep them looking fresh and beautiful.
Whenever possible, place the Anemone arrangement in the refrigerator at night or when not being displayed.
Adding nutrients to the water will also extend the life and freshness of your Anemones. Cut flower food is available at most local florist shops and garden centers.
Anemones will continue to grow after arranging then in a vase. Leave enough room in bouquets and wedding centerpieces for flowers to open.