Valentine's Day is just a month away and for many guys out there, this is the time to start thinking about the perfect gift for girlfriends or wives. Flowers are always a great way to go and for this holiday, roses are typically the norm. However, you might have come across both short- and long-stemmed roses and may be wondering, "what's the difference?" The San Francisco Chronicle recently broke down the varieties so you'll know which is best for sweetheart.
In most instances,a rose's stem length depends on its type. More formal roses like the "Mr. Lincoln" variety tend to grow with longer stems due to the roses being bred with tea bushes. These hybrids are typically more upright and grow taller than other blossoms and are the most commonly sold blooms at florists.
Shrub roses, on the other hand, tend to be much more fragrant and grow in shorter masses than varieties with longer stems, the news outlet reports. Aside from having shorter stems, these type of roses are also typically smaller in size than those with hybrid roots. This variety may work best mixed in with a bouquet, while long-stemmed versions stand out stronger on their own.
Your leading lady is sure to love a collection of Valentine's Day roses like Love and Devotion - Long Stemmed Red Roses by Teleflora. The arrangement of 24 red roses will likely earn you a Valentine's Day kiss.
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