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  • White Garden Rose
    White Garden Rose

    This Preserved White Rose is in the style of a Vintage Garden Rose with...

    £24.46

What are Preserved Flowers & Foliage?

These were live flowers, grasses, leaves or tree foliage (conifer, eucalyptus etc) that have been grown and harvested specifically for preserving.  So they are the best form of Artificial Flowers and Foliage you can get, as they are Preserved they are all for Interior Use Only.

Preserved Flowers and Foliage aren’t freeze dried, they undergo a special preservation treatment that maintains all of the cell structure which helps to keep the items feeling soft and natural and the appearance of being freshly cut.  To get the best results the flowers or foliages are selected when they are at their peak of natural beauty.  Verdissimo have developed their own process of preserving so that the products keep their 'fresh cut' state (soft to touch) using 100% plant based glycerine and dyes which replaces the plants natural sap.  As the products are natural they may vary in size, shape and colour.

How are the Flowers & Foliage’s Preserved?

  1. The flowers and plants are grown in the farmland that is designed, fertilised, watered, and have the perfect climatic conditions for each flower.
  2. The flowers and plants are harvested when they are in full bloom to ensure their full beauty is captured. Once harvested, they are handled with extreme care to avoid damage that would affect the quality of the product.
  3. Once the items have been selected they are put in containers in a stabilising chamber. This chamber has the ideal humidity, light, and temperature conditions that the plants need. The revolutionary dehydration process is now been complete.
  4. The plants are placed in special containers that hold a specially prepared solution made from 100% plant based glycerine, water, stabilisers, and dyes.
  5. The preservation process is carried out in stages, gradually increasing the concentration of the preservative components.  During this process, the preservation solution replaces the sap through osmosis until the plant has the correct moisture content, which ensures the microbiological, physical, and stability of the plant.
  6. On completion of preserving the products are washed and dried over several days at a controlled temperature.
  7. The products then go through a selection process then quality control check, during which any damaged leaves or petals are removed.

 The difference between Fresh Cut Flowers and Preserved

Due to the Preservation process these products last for months if not years(longevity not guaranteed), they allow you to make long-lasting displays(longevity is not guarenteed). Whereas fresh flowers have to be replaced every few days. 

Care Details

In general preserved plants and flowers are very easy to care for and with very little attention they should give you many months or years of pleasure, however they hold no guarantees. For best results we suggest you follow these guidelines: 

All preserved plants and flowers are for indoor use only and should be stored and used in temperatures between a steady temp 5deg and 25 deg C. Conifers will tolerate exterior use during the summer months but will need to be taken indoors during the winter. 

Avoid areas of very high humidity for prolonged periods. The Preserved Products will tolerate up to 80% humidity but must not be variable, comes with no guarantees. Do not clean preserved flowers with water or liquid cleaning products. Regular light dusting is the best method of cleaning. Palm leaves can be wiped with a damp cloth and conifers can be washed with water. The natural oils and dyes in preserved flowers and foliages may causes staining if in contact with surfaces.

Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.

Avoid crushing, pressing or folding the petals or foliage.

Avoid watering or placing the preserved flowers or foliage in water.

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