Meet the first among flowers: the beautiful rose. This majestic bloom owes its title of Queen of Flowers to its global popularity. Every colour variation of this flower has its own special meaning, so wherever you are, and whatever the occasion, there’s always a suitable rose for you.
The heart-shaped petals represent love and trust, while thorns remind us that love is not all roses. Red varieties are a classic way to express your love, but every shade has its own special meaning.
- Red: love and respect.
- White: true love, purity, dignity, chastity.
- Pink: happiness, gratitude, virtue.
- Orange: longing, appreciation, sympathy.
- Yellow: intimate friendship, solidarity.
The Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians discovered the beauty of the romantic rose, but the flower didn't achieve its symbolism and popularity in Western Europe until the 16th century. Once it arrived on the scene, however, it stuck around for good, just like your one true love.
- Give roses a clean vase with clean water
- Add cut flower food to the water for a longer life
- Cut or trim 3 to 5 cm off the stems diagonally with a sharp, clean knife
- Where possible leave the thorns on the stems
- Regularly top the vase up with tap water
- Don’t display your roses in a draught, in full sunlight, near a source of heat or beside the fruit bowl