I ordered 40 stems of the white/ivory hydrangeas and 160 sweetheart roses for Rehearsal Dinner table arrangements. These hydrangeas were a flawless, beautiful bright ivory/white color. All 40 stems arrived in perfect condition. Amazing. The flower heads were huge and each head wrapped in cellophane. Follow the directions for cutting and preserving. I cut my stems at an angle under water and kept them in pails of cool water. You can also spray the flowers with a mist a few times a day. They arrived last Tuesday morning and look stunning today, a week later. The roses were beautiful and flawless also. I will not hesitate to order from Fifty Flowers again, and, in fact, am looking forward to it. A great and fun experience!