This member of the dipsacaceae family is very fairly hardy. Check that flowers are not shedding or shattering, although they should be quite open. Flowers that are cut too tight and are still green will not open very well. Foliage should be cleaned from the lower parts of the stem, and then the flowers should be cut and hydrated in a low sugar holding solution. These flowers are not too sensitive to ethylene, but produce a lot, so it is suggested they are placed away fro ethylene sensitive plants.