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Not All Roses Are Created Equally

Updated: Feb 23

Why Fenner’s Chooses Ecuadorian Roses 

Red Roses. What's not to love about red roses? Since the dawn of time, they have been revered for their breathtaking beauty, enchanting colors, and hypnotic fragrance. They're not only viewed as flowers but as symbols rich in meaning. Roses are a gift that can transform a simple gesture of expression into a profound meaning - most commonly to display the symbol of love. And with over 150 wild species of roses and a jaw-dropping 30,000 cultivated varieties, there are a number of ways to showcase your love and affection. But, with a multitude of roses to choose from, are some roses better than others? The short answer is - yes! This is why at Fenner’s, we get our Roses from a country roughly the size of Colorado, Ecuador.  

The Artistry Of The Perfectly Unique Red Rose

If you’re a farmer or botanist, you can agree that for growth, the foundation and soil need to be ideal. The higher the quality of soil and foundation, the more fruitful the bounty. It is also unquestioned that quality takes time, commitment, and an uncompromising quest for perfection. So, to get the perfect foundation where the soil is pure, and the quality is unmatched, you either have to replicate the foundation and soil (very difficult to do) or you have to go where the perfect conditions are.

The Growth of The Perfect Red Rose

Growing a rose can be a meticulous task. And oftentimes, you can feel like a mad scientist, concocting the perfect amount of water, eggshells, fertilizer, alfalfa, magnesium, soil, and the list goes on. However, no matter how much we try to create the perfect conditions for growth, there is no better botanist, farmer, or florist than Mother Nature herself, which is why you can’t just grow the perfect rose in your backyard. Some areas and some conditions are just not suitable for growing roses. For example, if you’re living in an area with a lot of clay and sand, good luck trying to grow your roses. Our roses are naturally cultivated high up in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador.

The Perfect Conditions Do Exist

The first time you see an Ecuadorian Rose, you’ll never forget it. With longer, thicker steams, stunning buds, and blooms, you’ll be blown away by its breathtaking beauty and the roses’ lifespan. And with over 500 different types of roses and many different colors, one could spend a lifetime assembling the perfect rose bouquet. To get these roses to bloom the way they do, they need the ideal conditions - which can only be found high up in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Two main factors contribute to the Ecuadorian Rose’s more significant blooms and longer lifespan: geography and high altitudes. 

Location. Location. Location! Yes, Location Matters When Growing Roses

When it comes to roses, it’s about location. Because these roses are grown in an area along the equator, the flowers receive significantly more daylight than anywhere else in the world. The more exposure to sunlight allows the rose to photosynthesize and continue to grow. In fact, it has been recorded that Ecuadorian roses can reach up to five feet tall. Amazing! However, location alone cannot produce these beautiful flowers. You need high altitudes.

High altitudes are crucial. Ecuadorian roses are grown high in the Andes at an elevation that is between 2,800 and 3,000 meters above sea level.  Why does this matter? Because the higher elevation causes the rose to develop much later. Allowing the flower to get more nutrients and grow a larger stem, creating a much more robust and beautiful bloom. And with more time to develop, more resources are used to create the perfect rose.

Experience The Difference In Person

In the breathtaking, magical world of roses, Ecuadorian roses stand five tall, not just in their size but in their unprecedented longevity and beauty. At Fenner's, we love these roses. Not only did we choose these roses for their aesthetic appeal, but every rose brings you flowers that touch the heart sustainably. Discover the breathtaking difference of Ecuadorian roses with Fenner's, and join us in celebrating love in its most natural and colorful form.

A dozen red Ecuadorian Roses with green fill

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