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How to revive wilting hydrangeas


How to revive wilting hydrangeas

You already know how much we love the hydrangea; each luscious floral sphere invites wonder and appreciation for its web of delicate blooms. Read on to find out how to revive hydrangeas once they begin to get a little worse for wear.

Lovers of cut flowers may have noticed hydrangeas tend to be the first to wilt in an arrangement well before you are ready to say goodbye to them. Before you go throwing them away, some extra care may be all it takes to revive cut hydrangeas and keep them in gorgeous condition!

The name hydrangea as we use it today has its origins in the Greek prefix ‘hydr-’ meaning water and ‘angion’ meaning vessel. The botanist Linnaeus named the flower a “water vessel” in honour of the bowl-like shape the flower takes.  A hydrangea’s petal’s power as a water vessel, is one that can be harnessed to great effect!

The woody stem of a hydrangea contains sap that creates extra work for the flowers to take in their much-needed water. Therefore, the hydrangea will employ its marvellous talent of taking in moisture through its petals!

In addition to Flowers Vasette’s everyday flower care tips, these hydrangea-specific tips will help ensure your flowers last as long as possible.


Simply submerge your hydrangea bloom in cold tap water. You can do this in a bowl, sink, bucket, or whatever you have at hand.

Keep your flowers submerged for a few hours or until they begin to come to life again. Those that are particularly wilted will need longer in the water than those that are not, just be sure to monitor their progress in the water until you feel satisfied with the state of the blooms.

In no time your beautiful hydrangeas will be thanking you for the drink with full, luscious vase displays!