Return to the Roses Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Super-long roses cost $260 a dozen

Posted by amberroses 10a-Pinellas Co.FL (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 13, 13 at 13:47

I know I've seen these long roses on this forum before, but I am curious about a quote in the story below:

"It takes special conditions to grow these giant flowers. The roses grow in Ecuador's volcanic soil, at 10,000 feet above sea level, and are left on the stem for about four months. That's twice as long as the typical rose, FTD vice president of design Michael Skaff told the newspaper."

What do you think that statement means? I know they can't be saying it takes 4 months for the bud to bloom. Maybe they let the stem grow for four months?


Here is a link that might be useful: Big Roses


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Super-long roses cost $260 a dozen

On my Yves Piaget, I waited nearly 3 months for a bud to fully developed and it finally opened recently. I believe it was due to the chilly weather. So for a rose at said elevation, that may be a factor in slow growth.


 o
RE: Super-long roses cost $260 a dozen

I believe I read that they also grow one rose per bush when it's the very long stemmed ones. I guess that allows all of the plant's energy to go to that single rose.


 o
RE: Super-long roses cost $260 a dozen

Seriously musaboru, three months! Wow. I guess your experience makes their claim of 4 months not seems too unlikely.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Roses Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here