How to Care for Hydrangea Bouquets


When your hydrangeas are in full bloom and you cannot resist cutting some to bring into the house, usually hydrangeas comply by staying beautiful for days in cut arrangements. Occasionally, however, hydrangeas suddenly wilt while they are in water. Care for hydrangea bouquets by ensuring the ends of the stems stay open to allow water to travel through the stems to the blossoms. In this way, you will keep your hydrangea blooms beautiful for many days.

Step 1

Prepare a vase with room temperature water for the hydrangea bouquet.

Step 2

Fill the saucepan with water and place it onto the stove top. Bring the water to a boil and remove the saucepan from the heat.

Step 3

Remove the hydrangeas from the bucket and cut them at a 45-degree angle with the sharp scissors to the length you desire for the bouquet.

Step 4

Place the end of the recut hydrangea stem into the hot water and leave the tip of the stem in the hot water for 30 seconds.

Step 5

Remove the hydrangea stem from the hot water and place it immediately into the prepared vase of room temperature water.

Step 6

Recut and treat each stem with the hot water and place each hydrangea stem into the prepared vase.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium-size bucket
  • Small saucepan
  • Large vase
  • Sharp scissors


  • Hydrangeas: Fresh Cut Hydrangeas
Keywords: hydrangeas, hydrangeas suddenly wilt, hydrangea bouquets

About this Author

Kathryn Hatter is a 42-year-old veteran homeschool educator and regular contributor to Natural News. She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, painter, cook, decorator, digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. She began writing for Internet publications in 2007. She is interested in natural health and hopes to continue her formal education in the health field (nursing) when family commitments will allow.