Rose Care: Helping Your Roses Last Longer
Follow these simple steps to get the maximum vase life
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and enjoyment from your fresh cut roses!
TLC Starts with H2O
Getting your roses into water quickly is the first step in caring for them. Fill a vase ¾ full with
fresh, cool tap water. The roses will absorb the water, soaking up the nutrients that will travel up to the bloom and create a lively
flower. Check the water level every day and add more water as needed.
Flower food contains three essential ingredients that help extend the life
of your roses: a food source for continued flower development, an acidifier to control the pH of the water and a biocide to kill
Keep the Bad Stuff Out
Before placing the roses into the water, remove any extra foliage that would fall below the water line.
Foliage in the water causes bacteria to grow, shortening the life of the roses.
How to Cut Rose Stems
Cutting your roses is crucial to maintaining their health. Cut each stem carefully at an angle, about an
inch from the bottom, while holding the bottom of the stem underwater. Once it's cut, place the roses in the vase immediately.
6 Common Types of Roses
There are many rose varieties grown around the world. Here are just a few of our favorites!
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Known for their "wow" factor, these roses truly are the cream of the crop, and are gathered with the upmost quality and care.
Only the most elegant blooms are chosen for our long-stem rose arrangements.
The most common type of rose, tea roses are similar to long-stem roses, only with a shorter stem. Tea roses come in a variety
of colors and make lovely bouquets for any occasion.
Sometimes called "miniature roses," sweetheart roses are smaller than other rose types. But what they lack in size, they more
than make up for in charm. Available in a wide assortment of colors, tea roses are perfect for creating memorable vase
Spray roses are unique because they feature multiple blooms that branch off from the main stem. Sprays come in a vast array of
colors. They are beautiful on their own yet versatile enough to complement other flowers in an arrangement.
These fragrant flowers have large, wavy petals in a combination of colors, and feature large heads. Garden roses are also
known as "antique roses", "cabbage roses" and "vintage roses", and sometimes resemble peonies.
A large, multi-colored open bloom is the signature of bi-color roses. Their picturesque petals, with a rare natural blend of
two colors, branch out from the stem. Bi-color roses are equally as lovely in floral arrangements and garden plants.