Name: Spray Garden Roses (Garden Roses are well known for their fragrance)
Colors: Cream, White flowers
Vase Life: 3-7 days, depending on care and handling
Availability: Available all year round
Length: Whole Blossoms Garden Roses are 12-24 inches long. This particular variety is a spray garden rose and comes with 3-5 blooms per stem. Whole Blossoms Garden Roses are packed in 12 stem bunches and include 10 stems per bunch.
Diameter: Spray garden roses have an average diameter of 0.75-1.6in when closed and approximate 2-2.8in diameter when opened. In contrast, single stem garden roses have an approximate 2.1-2.4in diameter when closed and 3.1-3.9in diameter when opened.
Description: Spray Garden Roses are magnificent wedding flowers for bridal bouquets, cake decorations and centerpieces. Spray Garden Roses look like regular Spray Roses when they arrive and need to be hydrated before they start to perk up. Keep Garden Roses away from fruit and vegetables since they are ethylene sensitive.
Garden Roses are sold by variety not by color and therefore specific color shades on these wholesale flowers cannot be guaranteed. Colors may differ depending on the time of the year in which flowers are harvested and color shades vary from farm to farm even though the garden rose variety is the same.
Your Wholesale Flowers just arrived and need to be hydrated and refrigerated upon arrival.
- Carefully unpack your SPRAY GARDEN ROSES and place them in clean, fresh, cold, filtered water.
- Remove leaves, thorns or foliage that fall under the water level (without tearing the stem skin) to avoid the build-up of bacteria.
- When Spray Rose Flowers arrive, the heads may appear tight and small. Your Spray Garden Roses need to be hydrated for at least 24 hours before they start to bloom.
- Cut one inch off 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 spray garden roses cannot be refrigerated, store your wholesale flowers in a shaded, cold area, no cooler than 40F.
- Avoid placing roses near hot 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 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.