That’s absolutely normal. Some varieties can look different from what you might expect. If you follow these simple rose care steps, your roses will flower beautifully!
After delivery, you should allow the roses at least 6 hours to hydrate well. Garden roses may need up to 12 hours to hydrate properly. When you receive the roses dry in a box, it’s best to leave the plastic and cardboard packaging on for a couple of hours.
After a few hours of hydration, the firmness of the roses will have increased and removal of the packaging will cause less damage to the roses. Remember that some roses can show signs of dehydration or might have some damaged outer petals. Bright-colored roses are most susceptible to discoloration of the outer petals.
Read our important things to remember about rose care. Did you know David Austin has a special David Austin bud-to-bloom leaflet and care video?
We always want you and your customers to enjoy our roses to the fullest. Our rose care and handling tips help you do just that. That’s why we want to remind you about the following:
● Always ensure that your roses have sufficient water. Roses will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.
● For people not used to buying garden roses, some varieties can look different from what you might expect. Some roses can show signs of dehydration or might have some damaged outer petals. Bright-colored roses are most susceptible to discoloration of the outer petals.
● We ship our garden roses with guard petals in order to protect them during shipping. Upon removal of the protective packaging, remove any brown or discolored guard petals. It is not uncommon to remove an average of 5 petals per rose.
● Keep roses away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat. Remember that exposing garden roses to warmer environments will help the flower bloom, and storing roses in a cooler environment will slow down this process.