Roses have always been one of the most popular flowers on the flower market and are available all year round in numerous varieties and grades. Here we tend to split roses into two categories – mainstream and specialist varieties. Mainstream Rose Varieties:
These roses are produced and sent to the flower auctions in great quantities. They are available year round and cover all basic colour requirements and stem lengths. Mainstream wholesale rose varieties are ‘bread & butter’ flowers for florist shops throughout the year and because they are grown in large quantities usually remain cheaper than specialist wholesale roses produced in smaller quantities
Specialist Wholesale Rose Varieties
Specialist wholesale roses come into their own when a specific variety is required for a special event like a wedding. They are generally grown in smaller quantities by specialist producers and therefore command a higher price at auction. There are literally hundreds of specialist wholesale roses to choose from, covering all shades of colour, stem lengths and grades with new strains being developed every year.
Wholesale Roses - Countries of Origin
Wholesale Roses are grown commercially all over the world but the main countries that supply the UK wholesale rose markets are Holland, Africa, Israel, Colombia and Ecuador.
Wholesale roses from Ecuadorian roses are generally regarded as King - they have extremely robust stems, shiny foliage, beautiful large flower heads and a vase life to outlast any other wholeslale rose.