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Fresh cut flowers can make someone’s ordinary day, and even yours, special. They are strikingly beautiful and they create moments we want to cherish for a long time. Just seeing them triggers those happy memories, right? For that reason, for sure, we have once wished or hoped they would last longer. We would even do DIY projects to preserve parts of the arrangements or the petals so the good and happy memories will not be forgotten.

While there are ways to keep our cut flowers stay fresh and longer, did you know that there are flowers that naturally last longer than others? Read through and discover 5 long-lasting blooms.

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This beautiful flower with fringed petals has a variety of colours including pink, white, yellow, orange, green, and purple. Different colours also carry different meanings. They are also called or recognised as the “Flower of Gods”.

Vase life: can last up to 2 weeks

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Did you know that Chrysanthemum is the birth flower for November, and that the flower head is not a single flower but is actually a cluster of many smaller flowers? Mums are named after their original colour - derived from the Ancient Greek Chrysos (meaning gold) and Anthemon (meaning flower).

Vase life: depending on variety and care, they can last for more than 14 days

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There is so much more to orchids than their strikingly beautiful look. They are one of the world’s largest flowering plant families, with more than 25,000 species, and they grow on every continent except Antarctica.

Vase life: depending on their variety, orchids can stay fresh for 7 days up to 21 days

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Often associated with happiness, joy, and positivity due to their bright and cheerful yellow colour. Sunflowers are a good choice when you want to brighten up someone’s day just because. Not only that, they have a long vase life too.

Vase life: can last up to 2 weeks

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Needless to say, peonies are wonderful cut flowers. Their blooms are large and soft and they speak volumes of romance. They are ideal for many occasions of love, such as weddings, anniversaries, or simply expressing love for someone.

Vase life: almost a week

Although they naturally last longer than others, they still need love and proper care to extend their vase life. Make sure to place them in a vase that will hold them nicely, change their water regularly, remove drying or dead flowers or leaves, and avoid placing them in direct sunlight.

Lastly, it helps that when you buy your flowers, they are fresh.

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