Do Mountain Laurel Blooms Hold Up Well In Floral Arrangements

Question From: K. Roeters - Penfield, New York, United States
Q: Do you know how mountain laurel blooms hold up in a floral arrangement? We are hoping to use them in arrangements on June 10th of next year at a wedding in Waynesville, NC (Smokey mountains). Thank you for your help.

A: Mountain laurels are marginal here in Michigan so I have not tried them. I Googled the subject and found nothing on their use. I would also check with professional flower arrangers. The fact that I don't remember ever seeing them used in photos leads me to believe they don't last once cut. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy