Prolonging Lilac Blooms in Water - Knowledgebase Question

Andover, MN
Question by micheleako
May 26, 1998
How can I make my lilac flowers last longer in a vase of water?


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Answer from NGA
May 26, 1998

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If you pound the bottoms of the stems with a hammer to loosen the tissue, they will take up more water and last longer in a vase. Also, a little bit of sugar in the water will help. Change the water every day to keep it fresh.

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