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Red rose guide

Find the right rose for the one you love this Valentine's Day

EXPERT ADVICE

Our guide to Valentine's roses

"When faced with a sea of red roses, it’s easy to feel confused about which variety to choose for your loved one for Valentine’s Day. My expert guide will help you pick the right bouquet and leave a lasting impression. Plus, I have top tips on how to best care for your beautiful bouquets.”


Chris Wood, Partner & Head Florist

Naomi roses

The professional florists’ number one choice, Naomi roses feature depth of colour, masses of petals and generous head size

How to care for red roses

Step 1

Find a vase

Your roses will be thirsty when they arrive so the first step is to find them a clean vase and fill with fresh, lukewarm water. Don't forget to add your flower food! This is specially formulated to suit your roses.

Step 2

Trim

Trim about an inch from the stems at a 45 degree angle. This allows for optimum water intake to keep your roses opening.

Step 3

Arrange

Arrange your roses in the vase so that any delicate stems are centrally placed and supported while they rehydrate. Remove any foliage that sits below the water level to keep the water fresh.

Remove guard petals

Don't worry if some of the outer rose petals appear wilted and browned at the edges or if they have fallen off. These are the guard petals, which are purposefully left on to protect the more fragile inner petals on their journey. To reveal the colourful inner rose petals, gently and slowly peel the remaining guard petals away.