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Specialty Gardening: Tithonia as a cut flower?

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Norwalk, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2011
8:30 PM

Post #8868643

I adore tithonia, but quite often the stem bends/folds near the blossom when I cut it for a bouquet. Does anyone have a solution? Thanks,
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

November 6, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8879073

Never used it in arrangements, but how about wiring the stem to keep it from bending?

(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
6:33 PM

Post #8887711

Florists have unique things to keep flowers from gettign bent neck.ou can wire them or there are the "tubes". Unfortuneately , the tithonias have a short vase life without wiring them...Good luck! They are so pretty!
Norwalk, CT
(Zone 6b)

November 19, 2011
8:54 PM

Post #8898021

Thank you BlossomBuddy and Thank you haighr. Are tubes like straws? I'll find a how to video on wiring. I look forward to learning. Thanks!

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

November 20, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8898468

Yes like straws. You could even use straws as I have done if you can hide them in the vase using marbles or something. You can also use sticks and tape or wire them.

(Zone 5a)

November 25, 2011
7:48 AM

Post #8904932

Thats exactly right!

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