Roses are a staple in most florists’ coolers. At Beach House Designs, we always have beautiful red Corazon roses and a variety of other colors for our customers to choose from. The Corazon Rose by Rio Roses is a favorite at our shop because it has a high petal count, a large bud, a gorgeous red color, opens fully, and has a long vase life. We try to have a dozen of the red Corazon roses artfully arranged in our cooler every day and use roses in almost every arrangement that our of team of talented designers create. Despite the thorns, we do love roses at Beach House Designs!
The rose has been a timeless inspiration for artists, poets, and song composers. They are also a lovely addition to any centerpiece, bouquet, or vase arrangement. Here are some fun facts about roses that we found on Facebook from playbuzz.com!
- The world’s first rose dates back to 35 million years ago.
- Roses can last for a very long time. The large rose bush in this picture covers the wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in Germany. It has stood strong in this spot for over 1000 years
- Roses are a great source of vitamin C. The rose hip (the fruit of the rose plant), contains high amounts of vitamin C, as well as trace amounts of vitamin A and B, and is actually considered one of the richest plant sources of vitamin C.
- The first blue rose was developed in 2009. For years breeders have crossed different colors of roses in an effort to create a blue rose. Rose petals lack the enzyme needed to create a blue pigment and breeders always failed. Now for the first time, thanks to genetic engineering, blue roses finally exist. These have not made it to the Melbourne Florida market yet, but if you really would like a blue rose, our Beach House floral designers are experts with flower safe paint!
- Roses are an important source of income for some countries. More than 54% of the land in Ecuador is filled with roses and even more incredibly in Zambia over 80% of land is dominated with rose cultivation.
- In 2002, NASA sent the first rose to space. The miniature rose, named the ‘Overnight Scentsation’, journeyed to space to aid in studies regarding the effects of low gravity on the smell of the rose, and to learn how to improve the fragrances of many consumer products.
- The largest rose bush in the world comprises over 200,000 blooms and is the Lady Banksia variety. The rosebush’s canopy comprises 8,500 square feet and its trunk has a circumference of around 12 feet.
- Roses are edible and can be added to salads, used in desserts and made into jam. Beach House loves to use roses for that perfect accent on your wedding cake as shown below.
Next time you need roses call us at Beach House Designs!