I am sure you are wondering how much 100 roses costs? Well that depends on how you would like them displayed. With so many choices when it comes to ordering flowers we can assume 1 of 2 ways to get 100 roses.
Order 100 roses from your local florist
There are a number of reasons why roses cost as much as they do. Keep in mind that pre-ordering your roses at least a week before can help offset your costs allowing your local florist to shop for the product and get the best price for your roses.
- Rose Variety - The variety of the rose you are looking for will contribute to the costs of the rose.
- Rose Color - Hard to find colors such as Lavenders, Stem Dyed or Two Tone can affect price & availability
- Stem Length - The length of the rose stem will contribute to the cost of the rose. Starting at 40cm up to 120cm the longer the stem the more expensive the rose is.
- Import Cost - Tariffs can also add to increases in rose prices.
- Transportation Cost - You can have higher costs associated with roses depending on if they are being shipped domestically or internationally.
- Local Variety - Local variety in the US does help in lowering costs however transportation and labor does affect the overall costs.
- Time Of The Year - Depending on where the roses are grown and the time of the year can effect crops effecting availability. Demand can also contribute to price increases. For obvious reasons avoiding Holidays such as Valentines Day and Mothers Day will lower your costs
You could order them directly from a wholesale flower location
Instead of ordering them from your local florist you could save some money by ordering them yourself. However you need to keep in mind a few things when attempting to create your own arrangement whether you decide to wrap them yourself or arranging them in a vase.
- This would require you to order at least 4 bunches of roses normally roses are shipped and packaged in bunches of 25 stems.
- You would then need to hydrate them in water making sure the roses are hydrated before you began working on them by cutting them stems and placing them in some kind of water source that is usually treated with some additive that will help keep the flowers fresh while they are stored.
- Processing your roses would require you to remove the protective paper and began to remove most of the leaves attached to the stem. This process is for insuring that the leaves do not contaminate the water source that you will eventually have to place the roses into. It will also improve the appearance of the stems allowing you to remove unwanted thorns and arranging them either in a vase of water or a hand wrapped presentation bouquet.
- Roses use require a good amount of water. After processing them they will need to be recut and placed back into a water source until they are needed.
- Wrapping your roses in order to present them to someone does have its challenges. Unfortunately roses that do not have a water source will began to wilt and become limp. The trick is keeping them well hydrated until the last possible moment. Roses can last for a good amount of time out of water because of their strong stems and well hydrated petals. But eventually they will began to lose their stiff appearance as the rose begins drying and uses its water reserves in the stem and petals.