Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by mstish_11225
January 20, 2000
How does adding aspirin to the water keep cut flowers fresh?


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Answer from NGA
January 20, 2000
According to the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, aspirin (and copper pennies) have not been shown to be effective for helping cut flowers last longer. They suggest using a commercial floral life extender instead.

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