Crowning Glory vs. Finishing Touch vs. Aquafinish

Yesterday we saw the results from using Crowning Glory versus no spray. Today I’m testing Crowning Glory versus two of it’s competitors – FloraLife Finishing Touch and Aquafinish Clear.

Here are the gerbera daisies treated with the sprays on Thursday morning:

I did put the gerber daisies back in the cooler overnight, they sat out on the design table all day Thursday and Friday without any water source. On Saturday morning I finally noticed a difference:

Crowning Glory

Aquafinish Clear

FloraLife Finishing Touch

The Verdict:
Honestly, I’m impressed by all three products. It took 48 hours for me to notice a difference in the Gerber Daisies! Yes, the Finishing Touch showed fatigue first, but that’s a long time out of water! I would say that Crowning Glory held up the best.
A few things to note, I use Crowning Glory here in Denver because we have such low humidity and our flowers dry out quickly. For comparison Denver is currently at 28% humidity, San Francisco is at 70% and Chicago is at 45%.

Flowers and all three hydration spray products for this test were provided by Amato Wholesale Florist
6601 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 287-3329
Thank you Amato’s for your support!

What other products would you like to see us test??

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  1. I am LOVING these comparison posts! Thanks for the valuable insight. And – I’m also loving the new look of the blog. Well done Alicia & Chuck!

    • Hi Amanda!
      I’m so glad you are enjoying the comparison posts!! It’s all stuff I’ve wondered for awhile and decided it is time to give these products a try! Wondering what I’ll try next, maybe flower food??
      Thanks for the comment on the blog – still a few things I’m trying to figure out but I think it’s a bit clearer and easier on the eyes now. 🙂

  2. I’m really liking all of these comparison posts. The unscientific way of seeing some of these things is awesome. PLUS the fact that I never used crowning glory or anything else for that matter. I’m a believer now that it does work.

    • Thank you, Alex! That’s exactly what I was thinking when embarking on these tests. Sure the companies put out pretty test results — let’s see what happens when these products are used by a normal floral designer!!
      I’ve always been a big fan of Crowning Glory, well, at least since moving to Colorado!

  3. Love your comparisons, I was a believer in crowning glory from my own experience but it’s great to see a real comparison. Love your blog!

    • Hi Tina! Thank you for your comment – I’m glad you enjoy the blog!! I agree, I’ve been a fan of Crowning Glory for years but it was really cool to have my feelings about it confirmed.
      Anything else you’d like to see us test?

  4. Everything about you blog is so helpful! Thank you for doing what you do! I’m going to order Crowning glory now!

  5. hmm, so. i totally love these kind of posts. thank you!

  6. Thanks – Really appreciate the results.
    I use Finshing touch on Plants as well.
    I used Growning Glory this Valentines Day on all my arrangements, noticed a glossy finish!
    Worth switching to Crowning Glory after your amazing test results.
    Are there any flowers we cannot use crowning glory on.