Cut Roses

1Name: Forever Young (Red Rose)
Native to: Asia, North America and Europe
Availability – Year Round
Longevity – 4 –  7 days
Dries well – Yes!
Varieties – The red Floribunda roses
Handling and Care – Roses must be in water at all times. When purchasing them from you florist have him or her wrap the ends with a wet towel. Just as soon as you arrive home, fill up a vase with lukewarm water, cut the ends of stem on an angle under water, using a florist knife. Insert them to the vase and add floral preservative. If you want your roses, any roses, to last longer repeat the process of cutting the ends, placing them in lukewarm water and adding floral food every other day.
Fun Facts – The red rose was introduced to Europe from China in the 1800’s. There are several meanings of the red rose, including the symbol for life and deep emotion in Western cultures. In Greek and Roman mythology, it is tied to the goddess of love.

2Name: Black Baccara (Black Rose)
Native to: Asia and North America
Availability – Year Round.
Longevity – 4 – 7 days
Dries well – Yes!
Varieties – The black Baccara, black beauty and the black magic rose are popular varieties.
Handling and Care – Roses must be in water at all times. When purchasing them from you florist have him or her wrap the ends with a wet towel. Just as soon as you arrive home, fill up a vase with lukewarm water, cut the ends of stem on an angle under water, using a florist knife. Insert them to the vase and add floral preservative. If you want your roses, any roses, to last longer repeat the process of cutting the ends, placing them in lukewarm water and adding floral food every other day.
Fun Facts – The black rose means the polar opposite of the red rose. It is closely associated with tragety, grief and mysticism.

3Name: Yellow Rose
Native to: Asia and North America
Availability – Year Round
Longevity – 4 – 7 days
Dries well – Yes!
Varieties – The yellow Floribunda rose and the yellow shrub roses are the two most well-known varieties.
Handling and Care – A Roses must be in water at all times. When purchasing them from you florist have him or her wrap the ends with a wet towel. Just as soon as you arrive home, fill up a vase with lukewarm water, cut the ends of stem on an angle under water, using a florist knife. Insert them to the vase and add floral preservative. If you want your roses, any roses, to last longer repeat the process of cutting the ends, placing them in lukewarm water and adding floral food every other day.  .
Fun Facts – Renewal and reconciliation are two known meanings of the yellow rose. In ancient cultures, it was tradition to show your forgiveness through a bouquet of yellow roses.

4Name: Peach Rose
Native to: Asia, North America and Europe
Availability – Year Round
Longevity – 4 – 7 days
Dries well – Yes!
Varieties – The Corral rose, Caramba rose and the Osiana rose are varieties of the peach rose.
Handling and Care – Roses must be in water at all times. When purchasing them from you florist have him or her wrap the ends with a wet towel. Just as soon as you arrive home, fill up a vase with lukewarm water, cut the ends of stem on an angle under water, using a florist knife. Insert them to the vase and add floral preservative. If you want your roses, any roses, to last longer repeat the process of cutting the ends, placing them in lukewarm water and adding floral food every other day.
Fun Facts – Francis Meilland discovered the peac rose that came from one single seed. After the onset of World War II, he became worried his discovery wouldn‟t last, so he began planting these roses in Italy, Germany and the U.S., and slipped the last parcel onto the last place that left before the occupation of the Nazis.

5Name: White Rose
Native to: Asia, North America and Europe
Availability – Year Round
Longevity – 4 – 7 days
Dries well – Yes!
Varieties – The white shrub rose, tea rose and the white old garden rose are varieties of the white rose.
Handling and Care – Roses must be in water at all times. When purchasing them from you florist have him or her wrap the ends with a wet towel. Just as soon as you arrive home, fill up a vase with lukewarm water, cut the ends of stem on an angle under water, using a florist knife. Insert them to the vase and add floral preservative. If you want your roses, any roses, to last longer repeat the process of cutting the ends, placing them in lukewarm water and adding floral food every other day.
Fun Facts – The white rose is associated with purity and innocence. In a traditional sense, the pure white rose was described as being stained by blood, or made to blush from a kiss.

6Name: Lavender Rose (Sterling Silver)
Native to: Asia, North America and Europe
Availability – Year Round.
Longevity – 4- 7 days
Dries well – Yes!
Varieties – The Silver tar, Blue Nile, and Blue Moon are the most popular varieties.
Handling and Care – Roses must be in water at all times. When purchasing them from you florist have him or her wrap the ends with a wet towel. Just as soon as you arrive home, fill up a vase with lukewarm water, cut the ends of stem on an angle under water, using a florist knife. Insert them to the vase and add floral preservative. If you want your roses, any roses, to last longer repeat the process of cutting the ends, placing them in lukewarm water and adding floral food every other day.
Fun Facts – Lavender and lavender roses are the colors priests wear during lent. This is a time of discretion and reflection for most, especially those who are religious.