Roses – Rosa x hybrida
Symbolism: Roses can symbolize love, gratitude, grace, admiration, joy, enthusiasm, passion, friendship, innocence, and purity. Meanings can also vary based on colour and the number of flowers given:
- Red: love and romance; the perfect Valentine’s Day rose.
- Pink: gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy
- Orange: enthusiasm and passion
- Yellow: friendship
- White: innocence and purity
- One rose: love at first sight
- Two roses: shared and deep love
- Three roses: “I love you”
- Six roses: “I want to be yours”
- Seven roses: “I’m infatuated with you”
- Nine roses: eternal love
- Ten roses: “You’re perfect”
Birth Month: June
Description: Tea roses are a class of hybrid roses known for their elegant, large, high-centered blooms, delicate fragrance, and colors ranging from white to deep reds and yellows. They have long, straight stems and glossy, dark green foliage. Tea roses typically bloom in flushes throughout the growing season, making them popular for gardens and cut flowers.
Named after: According to Greek mythology, the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, named the rose after her son Eros by rearranging just one letter in his name.
Latin/Scientific name: Rosa x hybrida
Native to: China
Flowering period: Hybrid tea roses tend to flower in three flushes from summer to late autumn.
Vase life: 5 days or more when floral preservative is used
Popular use in floral arrangements or bouquets: Long-stem roses, variations of hybrid tea roses, are commonly used as cut flowers and in bouquets and floral arrangements. With stems at least 6 inches long and blooms 5 inches wide, they are ideal for bouquets and arrangements.
When in stock in our shops: Year-round