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.
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'.
Here are some of the different varieties of pink roses, which you can expect to find at Nine Elms.
Carey 'David Austin'
Edith 'David Austin'
All 4 Love
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.'
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.'
Here are some examples of stunning floral designs featuring pink roses.
(Source: By Appointment Only Design)
(Source: Blue Sky Flowers)
(Source: Rob Van Helden)
(Source: Simon Lycett)
(Source: Mary Jane Vaughan)
(Source: The Topiary Tree)
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.