The testing of Crowning Glory..

We have a saying around here – shall we crown the flowers with glory? said in a silly accent, of course!

It does raise a good question though and leads us to another test :: shall we crown the flowers with glory or not?? (wedding season does make us all a little delirious, don’t you agree?? — ha ha!)

Here goes! “100% Crowning Glory” versus “50% Crowning Glory mixed with 50% water” versus “nothing at all” sprayed on the flowers (none of the flowers were in water):

Stargazer Lilies:

The stargazers at the start of the test.

These are the stargazers 7 1/2 hours after the test started, they were not in water.

Stargazer treated with 100% Crowning Glory, 7 1/2 hours after treatment.

Stargazer treated with 50% Crowning Glory and 50% Water, 7 1/2 hours into the test with no water source.

Stargazer Lily not treated with any Crowning Glory, 7 1/2 hours into the test without any water source.

The Larkspur test lasted for 7 hours, all stems were left out of water for the duration of the test.

The Larkspur after 7 hours without a water source. It’s quite easy to spot which stem held up the best!

Gerbera Daisies:

The Gerbera Daisies at the start of the test.

Five hours into the test, the droop is starting to show…

The Gerbera Daisies 7 hours into the test, the winner is quite obvious.


The start of the hydrangea test.

Five hours into the test.

Seven hours into the test. The hydrangea sprayed with 100% Crowning Glory is trying to hang in there.

Does this pink hydrangea look familiar? This is the hydrangea used in the nine day floral foam face-off test! We pulled them out of the floral foam and submerged them into lukewarm water for 30 minutes. Voila – perky hydrangeas!

The start of the test – 100% Crowning Glory Versus no spray at all.

The hydrangea four hours later. This might be the best hydrangea I’ve ever purchased!

The Verdict:
I’ve always been a fan of Crowning Glory and will continue to use it – this test sealed the flowers & the deal for me!
I’ve heard a lot of people who like to dilute the Crowning Glory, I’m not sure why and I would suggest not doing so. The 50/50 solution only prolonged the life of most of the flowers by an hour or two.

Flowers for this test were provided by Amato Wholesale Florist
6601 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 287-3329

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  1. These posts are so awesome!!!! Thank you for taking the time to test these products. I’m glad to see that I’m not just wasting my money. 🙂

    • Corinne, Thank you for your comment! I’m so glad to see you are enjoying this series of testing posts!!

  2. Thanks for doing this, I’m happy to see the results. I’ve been diluting it, but will no longer. The only scary thing to me is “what is crowning glory?”? Do you notice they don’t list any ingredients on the bottle?

    • Susan, I was wondering the same thing actually – what is it made of?? I guess a little more research will be in the works!