We can thank The Beautiful Rose for showing love everywhere in the world. We all speak different languages but a rose says the same thing in every country! The people of Pasadena have many reasons to celebrate this beautiful flower, So today it’s all about you, Rose!
Have you ever received a rose and wondered what the significance of the color was? We sure have, so lets set the record straight!
When receiving roses look for these colors 😉
Red – Love, beauty, courage, respect, and passion
White – Purity, youthfulness, innocence, and sympathy
Red and White – Together these signify unity
Yellow with Red tip – Falling in Love
Yellow – Joy, Friendship, Welcome Back
Light Pink – Admiration, Sweetness, and Sympathy
Pink – Appreciation, Perfect Happiness, and Grace
Now, how do you choose the perfect rose? There are thousands of rose varieties and here’s what you need to know when finding the perfect one!
Now find your perfect rose………
Belinda’s Dream Rose
Use: 3’-5’ tall, bushy shrub or large container
Characteristics: Fruity raspberry fragrance, 45-100 petals, double bloom form, multiple flushes, very disease resistant, long stem for cut flowers
Use: Climbing rose (12 feet) for pillar, fence, landscape or shrub
Characteristics: Fruity old rose fragrance, multiple flushes, 41 petals, blooms in clusters, nearly thornless, long stem for cut flowers
Quiteness Buck Rose
Use: Grows 4’ to 5’ tall and can be used for beds, borders, landscape, or shrub
Characteristics: Strong fragrance, repeat blooming, 40+ petals, double bloom shape, resistant to black spot and mildew, long stem for cut flowers
Reve D’Or, Tea-Noisette
Use: 10’-18’ climbing rose for fence or pillar
Characteristics: Moderate tea fragrance, blooms in flushes, 26-50 petals, globular bloom form, mostly disease resistant
Flower Carpet Roses
Use: 3’ by 3’ groundcover shrub for beds, mass planting, containers, or tree rose
Characteristics: Light sweet fragrance, easy care, self-cleaning, multiple flushes, 9-16 petals in small cluster blooms, very disease resistant
Carefree Beauty, Buck Rose
Use: 4’ by 5’ shrub for gardens, borders and beds
Characteristics: Strong sweet fragrant, large hips, 15-20 petals, semi-double cupped-to-flat bloom form, multiple flushes all season, very disease resistant
Munstead Wood, David Austin
Use: 3’ by 2.5’ garden shrub for beds, borders or container
Characteristics: Old rose berry fragrance, 70-75 petals, very full cluster-flowered globular reflexed bloom form, long stem for cut flowers
Tropical lighting, sweet roses
Use: 8′ to 12′ high climbing rose or medium-size shrub
Characteristics: Moderate apple-like fragrance, 20-30 petals, double and formal bloom form, medium stem for cut flowers
With proper care, roses are easy to grow and maintain. Here are a few tips:
- Always talk to someone from your local nursery or your local chapter of American Rose Society about the best care for the rosebush you choose, and read any information provided on your plant. Plant tags will often include how much sun a plant needs, along with other basic plant requirements.
- Not all roses are disease resistant and some may only be resistant to certain types of problems. Make sure you know what kind of disease or local insects your roses may be susceptible to. Watch for signs of mold, rust, mildew or black spot disease and try to prevent them if you know your rose is susceptible. Use Safer® Brand’s Rose & Flower Insect Killer to keep your rosebush bug free.
- Research if your rose is the type that needs deadheading. Deadheading is the process of cutting off or snapping spent blooms to trick the plant into producing new blooms. Deadhead at an angle away from the node and slightly above it.
- Not every rose requires deadheading or constant pruning. Flower Carpet roses are considered ‘self-cleaning’ and only need to be cut back before winter.
Information provided by: Safer Brand