They’re an unusual varietyHave your roses got unusual petals? Don’t panic! Our red roses are a special variety called madame red roses. This is a really unique kind that has lovely frilly petals with dark edges. So they might not look like other red roses you’ve had before - but that’s why we think they’re so special!
They’re sent with guard petalsHave you got bruised-looking petals on the outside of your rose? Don’t worry, they’re guard petals. They are the flower’s oldest petals so they can look tired and brown. But we leave them on on purpose because they’re really tough so they act like bubble wrap (protecting the perfect inner petals) en route to you.
How to get rid of the guard petalsIt’s easy! Just pinch them away from the base of your rose (there should only be a few of them). You’ll discover perfect petals beneath!
They bloom over a few daysThe guard petals keep the inner-rose petals so safely tucked up that it takes a few days for them to fully open up (and look like their picture).
5 ways to make your red roses last longerFollow these simple care tips and your roses will give you 7 days (or more) of beauty!
1. Trim them on arrivalAfter travelling to you, the ends of your stems will be hard and dry. And if you don’t trim them, it’s like trying to make your flowers drink from a bottle of water without taking the cap off! Trim at least 3-5cm off your stems and they’ll be able to drink and rehydrate faster!
Top tip: Always cut them at an angle so they have the most surface area to drink from!