The Gift of Roses Can Be The Perfect Way To Convey A Variety of Emotions... So Go Ahead and Express Yourself!
Roses are available year-round from domestic growers and imports from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Holland. Nealy 90% of all roses imported into the United States are grown in Colombia and Ecuador, and from those two countries alone, rose imports total more than one and a half times the number of roses grown in the United States.
There are quite a few varieties of roses and listed below are the most common terms:
- Standard Rose - this rose is cut at 50 centimeters to maintain the flower's freshness and lengthen its life span. The majority of roses grown in South America are cut at the standard 50 centimeters. This rose's large and consistent blossom make it a favorite in the American market.
- Cottage Rose - the Cottage Rose stands at 40 centimeters high. While standard in Europe, this cut is unique to the American market. The rose's shorter stem length allows for the color of the rose head to truly standout.
- Single Stem Rose - this rose features a larger head size and a higher petal count. It is typically 60 centimeters long, differentiating it from the standard 50 centimeter roses most commonly sold in the US market.