Name: Garden Roses and Spray Garden Roses (Garden Roses are well known for their fragrance)
Colors: Peach flowers
Vase Life: 3-7 days, depending on care and handling.
Availability: Available all year round.
Length: Whole Blossoms Garden Roses are 12in-24in long. Whole Blossoms Garden Roses include one head per rose and our Spray Garden Roses come with 3-5 blooms per stem. Whole Blossoms Garden Roses are packed in 12 stem bunches. Spray Garden Roses include 10 stems per bunch.
Diameter: Spray garden roses have an average diameter of 1.2 to 1.6in when closed and approx 2 to 2.8in diameter when opened. The single stem garden roses have approx 2.1 to 2.4in diameter when closed and approx 3.1 to 3.9in diameter when opened.
Arranging Tips: Garden Roses are a great wedding flower choice for bride bouquets, cake decorations and centerpieces. Wholesale Garden Roses and Spray Garden Roses are well combined in centerpieces and bouquets with roses, Calla Lilies, Oriental Lilies, Alstroemeria, Delphinium, Hydrangeas among other flowers. Keep Garden Roses away from fruit and vegetables since they are ethylene sensitive.
- Carefully unpack your roses. They will need to be hydrated and refrigerated upon arrival.
- Place your roses in clean, fresh, filtered water. Carefully remove leaves, thorns or foliage that fall under the water level (without tearing the stem skin) to avoid the build-up of bacteria. Cut one inch of the end of the rose stem in a 45-degree angle (with a sharp knife NOT scissors) to allow water to be better absorbed through the stems.
- After cutting the stem at an angle, quickly place the roses in water since it only takes a minute for the stem to dry and seal up.
- We recommend keeping Garden Roses refrigerated. These flowers are sensitive to ethylene gas emitted by fresh fruits and vegetables, so if you don’t have a floral cooler, and want to store them in a refrigerator, be sure to clean your fridge and remove all fruits and veggies before storing your flowers!
- If your garden roses cannot be refrigerated, keep them in a shaded, cool, relatively humid area (if possible under 45F). Avoid placing roses near heat surfaces or environments. Keep garden roses away from direct sunlight. Roses must be in water at all times until they are ready to be used.
- Some growers do not remove guard (outer, worn) petals developed by roses as a preservation defense during delivery. If you receive roses with guard petals, remove them carefully before using the roses.
- Garden Roses have thick pity stems compared to the fragile ones of greenhouse roses. Cutting the stems under water give garden roses the boost they need to fully mature.
- We recommend the following method:
- Set up your buckets or containers first with tepid water and floral preservative. If floral preservative is not available at your local florist or the supermarket, we have also found one or two drops of bleach (no more than that) help extend vase life and keep bacteria levels down. Strip off the bottom half of the rose foliage. Submerge the tip of the rose, stem side down, in a large container or sink filed with lukewarm water. Immediately transfer the cut rose to the waiting bucket or container. As soon as your container is full of processed roses, transfer them to the cooler. Chill down for at least 4 hours or overnight if possible.
If you prefer to use your roses fully open, you can take them back out of the cooler at this point and let them fully develop. Roses drink a great deal of water, so it's important to check the water level on all your containers, half to three quarters full is best. While Garden Roses can be used in Oasis, they last much longer in vases filled with water. If you must use Oasis, we recommend "springtime". It allows for better water draw than the standard oasis.
When storing your flowers, make sure that they are not moved from cold to hot or from hot to cold temperatures since drastic temperature changes will burn flowers.