Flowers in the Rosa genus belong to the Rosaceae family,
which includes more than 20,000 cultivars of the world's
most popular cut flowers--commonly called roses. These
timelessly beautiful blooms originated more than 4,000 years
ago, growing in the fertile land between the Tigris and
Euphrates rivers in the Middle East. Today, roses come in
many shapes, sizes and colors, including three popular
types: sweetheart, spray and tea.
and Vase Life
Because of their widespread cultivation, roses are
available in many different colors and sizes year-round.
Vase life ranges from 6-12 days, depending on the cultivar
and the care-and-handling quality.
Care and Handling
any leaves that will fall below the water line. Then provide
a fresh underwater cut about one inch from the stems' base.
Place them in a fresh flower-food solution, which will
provide nourishment and prevent bacterial growth. Cut rose
stems under water and add fresh flower food to vases.
are versatile flowers, often associated with romance and
elegance. They make beautiful vase arrangements and single
stem gifts. They're often used in bridal bouquets, corsages
and boutonnieres, and other special-occasion arrangements.
Their broad appeal is enhanced by the wide variety of rose
colors and styles available on today's market.