Flowers

Product Profile: Pink Roses

Written by Rona Wheeldon
August 03, 2015

There are lots of different varieties of pink roses! So this month, as part of our Product Profile series, we're going to take a look at some of these beautiful blooms that you can source from New Covent Garden Flower Market. A very popular variety, especially for weddings, is Sweet Avalanche, pictured below.

Sweet Avalanche pink roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Background

From the Rosaceae family, roses are one of the top 10 best-selling cut flowers in the UK and they're the national flower of England. Available all year round, you'll find them in a variety of stem lengths.

As well as standard roses, there's also a fabulous selection of garden roses (some of which are scented). Think Pink O'Hara, Baronesse, Edith, Bridal Piano and Carey, to name but a few.

British grown roses in shades of pink are usually available from Zest Flowers from May through to September. And here's a great post showcasing them during last year's British Flowers Week.

According to Shane Connolly's book 'The Language of Flowers', pink roses signify 'Perfect Happiness'. And when they're in bud, they mean 'New Love'.

Types

Here are some of the different varieties of pink roses, which you can expect to find at Nine Elms.

Peony Pink

Peony Pink roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Sweet Avalanche

Sweet Avalanche roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Prince Jardinier

Prince Jardinier roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Sweet Dolomiti

Sweet Dolomiti roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Lovely Dolomiti

Lovely Dolomiti roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Nena

Nena roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Pink Charm

Pink Charm roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Secret Garden

Secret Garden roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Esperance

Esperance roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Pink O’Hara

Pink O'Hara roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Heaven

Heaven roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Carey 'David Austin'

Carey David Austin roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Faith

Faith roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Aqua

Aqua roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Vuvuzela

Vuvuzela roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Edith 'David Austin'

Edith David Austin roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Hermosa

Hermosa roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Pink Shadow

Pink Shadow roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Candy Avalanche

Candy Avalanche roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Romantic Antike

Romantic Antike roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Baronesse

Baronesse roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Double Date

Double Date roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

King Arthur

King Arthur roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Pink Piano

Pink Piano roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

All 4 Love

All 4 Love roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Cherry O

Cherry O roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market - August 2015

General Advice

Kenny at S Robert Allen says: 'Sweet Avalanche are, without doubt, the most popular pink rose that we sell and they last really well. Pink O'Hara is also a stunning variety.'

Kenny at S Robert Allen

Dennis at Dennis Edwards Flowers says: 'Peony Pink, a garden rose which is grown in Colombia is a great substitute for peonies, when they're not in season.'

Ronny at Bloomfield says: 'Secret Garden is such a smashing rose and its flower head opens up so well.'

Design Inspiration

Here are some examples of stunning floral designs featuring pink roses.

McQueens Flowers design using pink roses

(Source: McQueens)

By Appointment Only Design's arrangement using pink roses

(Source: By Appointment Only Design)

Blue Sky Flowers design using pink roses

(Source: Blue Sky Flowers)

Rob Van Helden's design using pink roses

(Source: Rob Van Helden)

Simon Lycett's design using pink roses

(Source: Simon Lycett)

Mary Jane Vaughan's design using pink roses

(Source: Mary Jane Vaughan)

Your Designs

The Topiary Tree's arrangements using pink roses

(Source: The Topiary Tree)

Sophie Townsend's arrangements using pink roses

(Source: Sophie Townsend)

We'd love to see photos of arrangements that you've made using pink roses from New Covent Garden Flower Market. Simply send an email to info@cgma.co.uk, stating your company name and website address. Or if you prefer, you could post your photo on Twitter and copy us in, by including @MarketFlowers in your tweet. We'll then upload your photos into this section.

I hope you've enjoyed reading this month's Product Profile. You can see that whether you're looking for a soft, hot or dark pink variety, even with a touch of mauve or yellow, you're sure to find the perfect pink rose for every occasion at New Covent Garden Flower Market.

By the way, this report is by no means an exhaustive list! And don't forget that the salesmen are more than happy to order in specific varieties for you. Please do ask away below if you have any questions or would like to make any general comments. As always, we'd love to hear from you.

P.S. If you missed it first time round, here's a link to our Product Profile on White & Cream Roses.

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