The red rose. A little history, love and appreciation.



It's no secret that roses are one of the most popular gifts that represent eternal love. Being one of the most widely cultivated flowers in the world, most species of red roses we know today originated in Asia, most specifically in China 35 million years ago. We see red roses everywhere, in movies, in art, and in poetry. One of the reasons people prefer red roses instead of white or pink is because of the special meaning of the color. The color red represents health, life, and love, and it can also be most commonly associated with heat and passion. Studies show that red is the most attractive color to both men and women, not only in what they're wearing but also in what they possess.

long lasting flowers

One of the most beautiful and long-lasting roses is the Valentino, a rich red-colored rose that can last up to 2 weeks if it's cared for properly, followed by the Reward roses that are one of the most commonly found roses in gardens. So, why are red roses so fascinating, still after all these years? Well, red roses are not only associated with love because of their history in mythology, being linked to Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, but they are also associated with art, being promoted, and popularized everywhere in movies and media throughout the years.

preserved roses

Want to show someone how much you love them? Buy them a bouquet of red roses and make sure that you invest in the best quality ones. You can find fresh roses that last a week in water, or you can invest a little more and select preserved roses that can last up to 1 year or two. We believe that preserved roses are the best investment because they're fresh, preserved with natural oils, environmentally friendly, and vegan. They're a perfect gift for anyone, and they look good near any color, especially near black, pink, or royal blue. A single red rose can symbolize young love, and a dozen roses can express eternal passionate love. Our recommendations are the 36 black velvet red rose arrangement from Rose Forever made out of a black velvet box with a matching velvet top, or the 16 pink suede rose arrangement, made out of a pink suede round box with a soft matching top. They last a year, and they look excellent in any home.

Another wonderful thing about red roses is that they are also the most used flower in perfumes. They mix well with other notes like lavender, bergamot, ginger, and sweet orange, mostly with floral oils and citrus oils. According To Science, rose oil is the most attractive and desirable scent compared to other flowers. No wonder they are called the "queen of flowers" they are versatile and unique compared to other Rosaceae flowers.

So, in conclusion, red roses are one of the most popular flowers in the world, representing love, passion, and life. Like the famous Matshona Dhliwayo once said: "If roses were not special, weeds would not envy them."