Flower name: Rose (Scientific name: Rosa)
Season: Winter, spring, summer, and fall
Colors available: White, pink, red, orange, yellow, and purple
Care: Roses need a lot of hydration, so place them in water (ideally lukewarm) as soon as possible. Before arranging the flowers, remove all leaves and cut stems to the desired length -- we recommend cutting around an inch off the bottom.
Fun fact: Most commonly associated as a symbol of love and passion, red roses have long been recognized in art, literature, music, and romance culture. In fact, Shakespeare refers to roses over 50 times throughout his writings. So take a cue from one of the great romantics and use roses in your wedding bouquet or centerpieces.
Average wholesale cost: $2/stem (unless you're getting married on Valentine's Day when you can expect to pay a bit more per stem).
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