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This title is not given to just any flower. The majestic rose owes the title to its worldwide popularity. Roses are always welcome and are suitable for any occasion.

The rose is available in a range of colours; red, white, yellow, pink, purple, orange and green. They are also available as bi-coloured or with more than two colours. They come in a variety of shapes; from large to small and with long or short stems and each year a few beautiful new varieties are added to the range.

Care tips

Tips to care for your roses, so that you can enjoy them for a long time:

  • Cut or trim 3 to 5 cm off the stems diagonally with a sharp and clean knife.
  • Add cut flower food to the water for a longer vase life.
  • Remove excess leaves so that there are none hanging in the water.
  • Don’t remove any thorns as these will create wounds which are prone to bacteria, so where possible leave the thorns on the stems.
  • Regularly top the vase up with tap water.
  • Give roses a clean vase with clean water. Keep them at the right room temperature – maximum 20 degrees – and don’t place roses in a draught, in full sun or near the fruit bowl.

Symbolism

The rose is the flower which has the most symbolic meanings. You may have declared your love for someone with roses and red roses are definitely the symbol of love.
Did you know that each colour of rose has its own meaning?

  • Red: love and respect
  • White: real love, purity, dignity
  • Pink: happiness, thankfulness, purity
  • Orange: desire, appreciation, sympathy
  • Yellow: intimate friendship, solidarity

Not only the colour, but also a combination of colours or other flowers have a meaning. A white and red rose together communicates the desire to always be together. They indicate unity and solidarity. Roses in a bouquet symbolize thankfulness and one rose in a bouquet stands for: ‘you are the one I love, you are the one for me!’ Lovely, isn’t it? The heart-shaped flowers suggest feelings of love and trust. The thorns on the rose demonstrate that life and love are not always a bed of roses and symbolizes the effort someone is prepared to go to for their loved one.

Bouquet of roses

A bouquet of just roses is without a doubt beautiful, but you could also combine the flower with the chrysanthemum, limonium or iris. These flowers are also easily available at the moment. There are many varieties of Chrysanthemums so that means endless creations. The limonium is back in fashion again and suits a vintage lifestyle perfectly. Finally, the iris is available in white, yellow and purple, as well as blue and is the perfect candidate for a bouquet with roses. Your florist will be happy to help you to create your bouquet.

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