Roses (Spray)

Available year-round in a wide range of solid and bi-colored varieties, Spray Roses are characterized with multiple flowers branching from the stem. The stem ends in an inflorescence with multiple buds with different stages of development, size and opening. Multiple number of flowers per stem (can range from 3 to 10). Common flower colors include red, pink, orange, yellow, and white.

Family: Rosaceae
Species: Rosa cvs. Hybrids
Origin: Most rose species native to Asia, few belongs to North America and Europe.
Symbolizes: Red: love Pink: grace, gratitude, happiness. White: purity, innocence Yellow: friendship, loss
Also Known As: Rose

Care, Handling & Design

Temperature: 34-38 F (1-3 C)
Humidity: 75-85%
Water: Medium water quality. Avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 4-12 days

What to Look for When Purchasing

Spray roses are typically harvested at stage 3. Free from botrytis: Brown spots or patches on the outer petals may be an indication of botrytis infection. Free of mechanical damage. Avoid flower stems with obvious excessive wilting symptoms which is an indication of improper temperature and humidity management.

Foam Info

Perform well.

Design Tips

Rose wraps should be left in place to support the flower heads for 1 hour during hydration. Remove foliage that falls below the solution level, but do not over-strip since the foliage aides the hydration process. Spray Roses are versatile flowers, often associated with romance and elegance. They make beautiful vase arrangements, as well as single-stem gifts. They are commonly used in boutonnieres or corsages for high school proms, homecomings, and weddings. Spray roses are popular for their natural, just-picked from the garden look. They are ideal for bouquets where you only need one stem as a filler. They are easy to work with: just drop a few stems in a loose vase arrangement. Since most come with their own beautiful foliage, you don’t need to add a lot more. Another welcome feature: most have fewer thorns. Different varieties open differently. Some open gradually like a hybrid tea rose; others open fully, more like a garden rose. An unusual arrangement is to combine different varieties along with other sorts of flowers in shades of one particular color.

Ethylene Sensitivity

Most varieties are ethylene sensitive. Symptoms include poor opening, wilting, and petal discoloration.

Pest & Disease Information

Spray roses are susceptible to botrytis, affecting flower petals, leaves, and stems. Significantly reduces vase life. Symptoms include brown blotches on petals and gray fuzzy growth on leaves, stems or flowers.

Troubleshooting

Florets dropping prematurely: May be associated with ethylene damage. Buds Fail to Open: Possibly harvested too early, had extended period out of water, extended storage, exposure to temperature or humidity extremes. Bent neck: Dehydration, exposure to high temperature or low humidity, exposure to ethylene, and high microbe growth. A rose that exhibits bent neck conditions may be revived by re-cutting stems. Storage of flowers for longer periods could lead to reduced vase life.

Product Usage

For optimal care of Roses (Spray), please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.

BreedersGrowersBouquet OperationsTransportersWholesalersFloristsEvent Planners & DesignersSupermarkets & Club StoresEcommerce & DropshippersFlower Enthusiasts
Clean & Disinfect
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner 
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner 
FloraLife® Cleaner
FloraLife® Cleaner  
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus   
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant        
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®        
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner        
Hydrate
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100      
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100        
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea          
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100        
FloraLife® Bulb 100
FloraLife® Bulb 100          
FloraLife® Quick Dip
FloraLife® Quick Dip    
Treat
EthylBloc™ Tablet
EthylBloc™ Tablet     
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit    
FloraLife® PRG
FloraLife® PRG 
FloraLife® Charger 100
FloraLife® Charger 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100        
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100          
Store & Transport
FloraLife® 200
FloraLife® 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200
FloraLife® Clear 200   
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Express Clear 200
FloraLife® Express Clear 200   
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap   
Feed
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300          
FloraLife Crystal Clear®
FloraLife Crystal Clear®      
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA      
FloraLife® Clear 300
FloraLife® Clear 300      
FloraLife® Express Universal 300
FloraLife® Express Universal 300      
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300      
FloraLife® Flower Food 300
FloraLife® Flower Food 300      
FloraLife® Special Blend 300
FloraLife® Special Blend 300      
Finish
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory   
FloraLife® Evergreens Spray
FloraLife® Evergreens Spray          
FloraLife® HydroSpray
FloraLife® HydroSpray    
FloraLife® LeafShine
FloraLife® LeafShine   
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free   
FloraLife® MaxShine
FloraLife® MaxShine    
Dose
FloraLife® Blend Center
FloraLife® Blend Center 
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector 
Customer Care
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300 Packets          
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets  
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Flower Food Recyclable Paper Packets
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Flower Food Recyclable Paper Packets  
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Flower Food Improved Moisture Barrier Recyclable Paper Packets
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Flower Food Improved Moisture Barrier Recyclable Paper Packets