Monday, February 28, 2011

Different Types of Roses

You may think a rose is a rose, but in reality there are several varieties of roses with a wide range of colors sold. The most common fresh cut rose at any florist is a standard rose. They are typically sold with varying stem lengths-40, 50, 60 and 70cm roses. The longer the stem, the more expensive the rose. There are also sweetheart roses which are very similar to the appearance of a standard rose except the flowers are much smaller with a single flower head on a stem. There are also what is called a spray rose. Spray rose flower heads are small in size like sweetheart roses and have several flower blooms and buds on a single stem. Lastly there are garden roses which are large very open blooms of roses where the middle of the rose is often exposed. They are highly desired for their relaxed, romantic appearance with direct comparison to the standard rose. The majority of our roses are grown in Ecuador, also grown in California and Canada. Watch the following videos to learn a little more about growing and selling roses.