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Watch out for fresh Peony roses on our websites over the coming weeks. These special flowers are only grown locally in Australia in November and bloom into a magnificant ball. Our flower shops will have the freshest roses leading in to the summer months so visit our homepage or sign up to our newsletter to find our about our specials!
A common question received at Roses.com.au is "How do we keep your lovely roses alive for as long as possible?”. With a little TLC you can extend the life of your roses by a number of days.
- Cut the stems of the roses with sharp scissors.
- Remove any bruised or discoloured leaves and petals.
- Place in a vase with fresh water.
- Keep the flowers in a cool spot.
- Add flower food to water.
- Re-cut stems and change water 2-3 days later.
Rose Boxes/Rose Baskets/ Rose Arrangements
- Keep in a cool spot.
- Top up water to floral foam every day.
Obviously roses are living things and their lifespan can vary between 3 and 7 days. However, with a little care it is easy to extend a cut flower's life.
Why are my rose heads closed?
Many people have written to ask us why we deliver flowers that are not yet in full bloom. The simple answer is that the tighter the flower's head the fresher the bud. Sometimes our roses and tulips even have a green tinge when delivered. As they continue to bloom their full colour will begin to show. At the end of a flower's life you can pull off the outer petals to allow the inside petals to be displayed.
Cut the flower stems as they arrive and watch your beautiful flower blossom into full bloom.
Rose colour meanings
While interpretations of rose colours vary we provide the following guide to some popular colours:
- Red – Love, Passion and Respect
- White – Innocence and Purity
- Yellow – Friendship
- Light Pink – Gladness and Joy
- Dark Pink – Romance
- Orange – Fascination