Sold in bunches of 3
Mayflower Market flowers are sold in bunches as indicated above and wrapped in brown paper, tied with raffia (very much similar to flowers purchased from a street vendor or market in Europe) and delivered to you ready to pop into your favorite vase & brighten up your home or workspace.
If you are looking for a gift, we suggest you browse our boutique collection in our online shop.
Hydrangea Care Pro Tip:
Hydrangeas drink water from the stems and the flower heads. The best action with Hydrangeas is a drastic one. I like to rehydrate them every couple of days by filling the bath tub with cold water and floating then for a couple of hours. If you repeat this step every few days, there’s no reason your hydrangeas can’t live happily for up to two weeks.
Hydrangea Flower Care:
You’ve given your hydrangeas a refreshing bath; now it’s time to get them ready for the rest of their life in their brand new home. So grab a clean vase (that’s been washed with warm soapy water) and follow the steps below:
- Hold the stems of your Hydrangeas next to the vase to determine how much needs trimmed
- Remove any foliage that would rest below your vase’s waterline to prevent introducing harmful bacteria to your hydrangeas’ drinking water
- Prepare your vase first: Fill your vase with water and the flower food that came with the Hydrangeas. If you have forgotten to purchase extra flower food, a tablespoon of sugar will do for now.
- Cut 1-2 inches off the stems at a 45-degree angle with a sharp knife or shears while holding underwater. This will drastically boost water absorption and prevents air bubbles from clogging the stems. Drop them immediately in the vase – Don’t set them on the side without water until you are done cutting every hydrangea first.
- Cut hydrangeas LOVE, LOVE, LOVE water, but they HATE direct sunlight, heat, or cool drafts from the A/C. So make sure to put them in a cool room, away from direct sunlight where they can thrive and live a long and fulfilled life.
Recondition Every 1-2 Days
As with any other flower, cut hydrangea care shouldn’t end immediately after vase-ing and placing. There’s still a tad bit of work to do. But don’t worry, it’s not much.
Put simply, all you need to do to keep those charming hydrangeas looking fresh is to re-cut their stems, change their water, give them some flower food.
Hydrangea stems produce a sticky sap that can make absorbing water effectively a constant challenge. For this reason, it’s advisable to poke holes down the stem with a needle. Another way to deal with this sap, is to melt it away by placing the stems of hydrangea in boiling water for a few minutes after cutting and before moving it to their permanent vase.