Wondering what the difference is between standard roses and spray roses? We've got you covered. While these bloom siblings may look similar, they differ in a few key ways:
- Appearance: Standard roses are known for their big, full blooms, close layers of petals and single-stem grace. While regular roses have fewer petals curved more closely together, spray roses' smaller blooms appear a little more open and fanned-out.
- Bloom type: While standard roses develop one bloom per stem, spray roses develop in bunches. Each stem can develop multiple smaller stems, which branch off into their own blooms as semi-doubles or doubles. A typical rose has about four to eight petals, while a stem of spray roses can have up to 25 on semi-doubles and 45 on doubles.
- Size: Even though they have fewer petals, standard single roses are larger, while spray roses are sometimes called "miniature roses" because of their smaller blooms.