Frozen Flowers that have been cut

Asked May 17, 2016, 1:57 PM EDT

Hello, before asking my question I researched several University websites to understand the optimal temperature for freshly cut flowers to sustain life as long as possible. My question is, if cut flowers are exposed to sub zero temperatures for 1 to 6 hours would they be able to survive? In speaking with a local expert in this area he explained that at temperatures this low ice crystals would form in the cells of the flowers essentially causing the cells to collapse. He stated that while still frozen the flower would maintain it's form however once the flower thawed it would essentially turn into mush. Based off of your education and expertise in this area can you provide me insight on this matter? I appreciate any assistance you can give.

Marion County Indiana

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