Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh - Knowledgebase Question

Brooklyn, NY
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

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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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