A rose by any other name is still a rose – and that’s true for preserved roses too. Whether you’re shopping for Valentine’s Day roses or Mother’s Day roses, selecting the perfect preserved rose doesn’t have to be complicated. With so many varieties of preserved flowers available online from reputable sellers, it’s easy to find the right ones for every occasion.
Here are some ideas that can help you make a perfect choice.
When selecting a preserved rose, color is an essential factor. White roses represent love and purity, so they are the perfect choice for weddings or proposals. Pink represents admiration and appreciation; red means passion.
Choose whichever meaning best expresses your feelings. Orange is a more unusual color that can be used to show gratitude or joy at being alive. Yellow may not be suitable as it has many meanings, including I’m sorry, I need help, jealousy, infidelity.
- Length Of Stay At The Shop
A preserved rose can stay at the shop for about a week before it starts to dry out and lose its shape. Some shops will place an order with their suppliers every couple of days to have fresh flowers in stock all the time.
There are also some preservation techniques you might not know about. One is called “wax dipping.” This process involves coating roses in a layer of wax (usually beeswax) which seals them uptight and prevents water from infiltrating them and causing molding or rotting. Wax-dipped roses can last anywhere between two weeks and three months, though this depends on how often the shop changes out the jar’s contents.
The best-preserved rose is that which has retained most of its original form. A rose that has been preserved with oils will not be as solid and will likely have more petal loss than one that is kept in alcohol or saltwater. However, some people prefer the appearance of an oil-preserved rose because they think it looks better.
The way the rose appears can be an indication of how well it will hold up. The preservation process should not change a rose’s appearance from what you would expect to see in the wild. If your desired preserved roses have lots of thorns and other sharp protrusions, then they may need extra care when handling and are not a good choice. That’s because they may injure their recipients.
If you’re looking at dried roses without much color variation between petals, then this might be an indicator that the flower was treated harshly during its preservation process. The color loss may also suggest that chemicals were used to stop the natural decay process while removing all the water.
You can avoid this by looking for a rose with a deep, rich color that extends to the petals and throughout each stroke of its leaves and stem. To preserve roses’ appearance as long as possible, they must be stored in an environment with little or no exposure to light so their colors won’t fade away quickly.
The Bottom Line
Selecting the most appropriate preserved rose can be complex. But with the proper knowledge, the process can be much easier. These tips can help you find the best-preserved rose that will serve your needs and those of your loved ones.