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Recent and Good (1973)


Handling of cut gypsophila


Experiments were conducted to measure effects of storage and preservative solutions on the useful life of cut gypsophila. Flowers were held in aster or preservative at 40° F for 1, 2, and 3 weeks. After storage the flowers were evaluated in a 74° F keeping room in either water or . preservative solution. Flowers held in preservative at room temperature . were superior to those held in water. Flowers stored dry for 1 or 2 weeks at 32° F lost weight and wilted. These flowers did not rehydrate when placed in water or preservative but deteriorated rapidly.

Source: • Colorado State Flower Growers Association Bulletin #277

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