Fresh Cut Rose Care in 7 Easy Steps

Fresh Cut Rose Care in 7 Easy Steps

Roses, by far, are the number one selling flower in our shop. Whether you receive roses as a gift or buy them for yourself, they will either come arranged, boxed, or wrapped.

But no matter how they are presented or packaged, there are seven steps to fresh-cut rose care you should follow to get the maximum vase life.

Here is a short video that shows you these fresh-cut rose care steps. After you have completed the seven steps, there is only one more thing for you to do: Enjoy your roses!

I hope you liked the video and saw how easy it is to care for your roses.

Just to recap:

  1. Remove any leaves that may be under water.
  2. While holding the stems underwater in a sink or under running water, cut about one inch off each stem with a sharp knife or shears. DO NOT let the newly cut end dry off before transferring it back to your arrangement or other container.
  3. Immediately after the stems are cut, place your roses in a clean, deep vase of warm preservative solution (about 100 degrees F). If possible leave them in a cool dark room or refrigerator to ‘condition’ for 2 or 3 hours after arranging.
  4. Water to which a good floral preservative has been added is the best solution in which to arrange fresh-cut roses. Using it as recommended will provide additional days of vase life. Avoid using water from a water softener.
  5. Temperature is key to the lifespan of roses. Display your fresh cut rose arrangements in a cool area out of direct sunlight and drafts.
  6. Wilted roses may be revived by submerging the entire rose under water in a sink or bathtub. In 20 to 60 minutes, the rose should have absorbed enough water to replenish itself. While submerged, cut off 1 inch of the stem using a sharp knife or scissors.
  7. Roses are thirsty flowers. It is important to check to see that the vase is full and add a preservative solution often. If arranged in a basket or other container, be sure floral foam materials are completely saturated and the container is full daily.

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One comment

  1. Couple of questions, Greg.
    Do you advise on re-cutting the roses every two to three days?
    Are you an advocate of leaving the thorns on, or do you de-thorn?
    Comparing notes with what we do.
    Frank Simon, Simon Says Roses Florists

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