How To Dry and Preserve Flowers + The Top 24 Best Flowers For Drying


Drying flowers is really easy.

It's a great way to keep flowers in the home through out winter when blooms in the garden maybe less productive.

When to pick flowers for drying

Flowers should be about 3/4 bloomed. Pick the flowers in the morning before they are fully open. Strawflowers should be harvested when closed, they will open a little more while drying. Avoid using over matured blooms as they will continue to open in the process of drying, then fall apart. 

Prepping Flowers

Once harvested, strip the stems of leaves and foliage, leaving you with clean stems.

Drying The Flowers

Secure about 10 stems with a rubber band or string and hang in a well ventilated area away from sunlight, this will prevent the colours fading.

In about 2 weeks you will have some beautiful fully dried flowers to keep hung or pop in vases around the house.

The top 24 best flowers for drying that we recommend are: 

See all our Flowers Suitable for Drying HERE.

See all our Flowers Suitable for Drying