Love. It’s what makes the world go ‘round. And if there’s one day to make a grand gesture out of showing your love, it’s Valentine’s Day! If you want to make a lasting impression, skip the grocery store flowers and candy hearts and opt for a bouquet of 100 long-stem roses. When your loved one spots these stunning flowers, they’ll know just how much you love them, especially when you’re shopping for Valentine’s Day flowers.
Why Long Stem Roses?
That’s a good question. First, let’s look at roses in general. The time-tested beauties are popular Valentine’s Day flowers, and 83% of consumers who purchase flowers for Cupid’s holiday opt for roses.
While roses are no doubt popular, sometimes you want to take a small step away from the expected while still keeping the classic romantic symbol. If that’s the case, long-stem roses might be just what you’re looking for!
Long-stemmed red roses have long been seen as a sign of passionate romance. We’re talking about the type of romance that makes your heart skip a beat, changes your life for the better, and makes you wonder how you ever lived without your other half. So no matter if this is the first Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart or you’ve been with your partner for decades, these flowers are one of the best ways to let your lover know you’re madly in love with them.
The roses’ long stems can also signify that you’re in it for the long haul and your love is everlasting. In fact, long-stem roses have come to mean “I will always remember you” which can let the recipient know you’ll think about them no matter if you’re together or apart.
What Are Long Stem Roses?
While many roses sold in stores and online have stems that are around 15 inches long, their long-stem cousins reach close to 24 inches! So while 100 red roses will have your Valentine smiling, adding long stems to the mix will take their breath away!
So, how do these roses develop their impressive stems? First off, growers select varieties that can develop long stems. Some types of roses are bred to produce multiple roses on each stem and others stems will only grow a certain length. Farmers then provide the roses with just the right amount of sunlight, water, and fertilizer to allow the roses to develop their breathtaking stems.
How to Arrange Long Stem Roses?
Ordering long-stem roses is a good gesture, but arranging them well will make this gift even grander.
If you’re going to put in the effort to order 100 long-stemmed roses, don’t slack on the vase. While a bouquet of a dozen roses might fit in a standard-sized vase, you’re going to need something a bit bigger to fit this impressive flower arrangement. If your vase is too small it won’t be able to hold all the stems, and if it’s short it may tip over from the heavy topweight.
Once you’ve obtained a properly-sized vase, it’s time to turn your attention to the roses themselves. While paying attention to each individual bloom may seem like a lot of work, it will help your bouquet really shine!
Start by removing any leaves that will fall below the water line. Wet leaves can quickly rot, leading to foul smells (they sure don’t scream romance) and a short-lasting bouquet.
After you’ve removed the leaves, take a look at the flowers. Your roses may arrive with guard petals, or outer petals, that are designed to protect the roses when they’re in transit. If you find these petals look bruised or otherwise sad, don’t worry! Simply grab the damaged petals and give a gentle tug to remove them. When you’re done, the roses will look brand new!
Finally, take a moment to trim each stem using a sharp and sanitized pair of pruning shears. Aim to cut at a 45º angle and remove about 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch from each stem. This will help the roses drink up lots of water, which will help them last as long as possible.
Once you’re done preparing the flowers, fill a vase with a few inches of water and add the included flower food. Place the roses in the vase and admire your beautiful work!
Grand Gesture Long Stem Roses Bouquets
When it comes to showing your love, Valentine’s Day isn’t the time to hold back. Instead, it’s a day to go big and choose actions that represent your abundant love.
While anyone would appreciate receiving elegant flowers, those whose love language relates to receiving gifts will be especially blown away by a bouquet of 100 long-stem roses. So choose a grand gesture this Valentine’s Day and let your love shine.Shop All