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FLOWER MOXIE'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19: Flower Availability and Wedding Postponements
White ohara Garden Rose

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Garden Roses have the ability to steal all the DIY Bride's hearts due to their size, stunning shape, heavy petal count.

  • Stem Count:  12 Stems
  • Color:  Cream with blush tones **O'hara roses can have a very blushy pink center, however, this is typically blown out in photo-editing. If this is problematic for your palette it is best to go with a standard rose or a Romeo garden rose.
  • Season:  All Year
  • Flower Design Type: Accent Flower
  • Special Care Note: Cut and hydrate roses for 1 hour BEFORE removing cardboard wrapping. This ensures that their heads are upright when re-hydrating so they do not slump over.
  • Pros/Cons
  • Flower Care
  • Quantity Help
  • Subs

The Good: Garden roses in general are so romantic and soft. Often a good substitute for the seasonal peony. They are available year-round, long vase life, and predictable.

The Bad:  Price. Garden roses are about 3-4 times more than a standard rose and they are not always larger in size. However, they do have a different petal shape, which is why they are often sought after. If you are on a tighter budget we suggest just getting them for the bridal bouquet!  

  • Give the stems a fresh cut, and place in cool water.
  • Remove leaves below waterline
  • Leave cardboard wrapping on for 1 hour BEFORE removing. This will ensure the heads stay upright while hydrating.
  • After 1 hour remove the wrapping and spread roses out so they have PLENTY OF ROOM to bloom and open wide. If they are packed together in a bucket they will not open like the pictures.
  • Pluck off any brown or spotted buds or guard petals
  • To encourage opening, you may place them outside in nice weather or in a sunny spot.

Garden Roses are considered an 'Accent' flower . Based on our design suggestions here's our quantity recommendations:

  • Bridal Bouquet: 6-10 stems
  • Maids:  3-5 stems
  • Bouts:  1 stem, but generally these are too large
  • Corsages: 1 stems
  • Centerpieces: 3-5 stems
  • Large Arrangements: 1-2 bunches

Flower Moxie reserves the right to make changes or substitutions. All substitutions are only done as a last resort, and only when the reasons for doing so are reasonable and genuine. For example, if a flower becomes unavailable (off-crop), incorrect color, or not in good condition to grace a wedding function we will substitute a flower that has a similar color and price-point. 

Acceptable Subs:  Another garden rose type in similar color palette, ranunculus, peonies

White ohara garden rose