Since the supply of different large-headed spray roses has increased in the last few years, Interplant Roses felt it was about time to start challenging florists to showcase to the floristry world the different designs that can be created using these large-headed sprays. Veldhuysen Florists, from Doorn in The Netherlands created the first design to kick-off the “Interplant spray rose challenge”. Interplant chose premium spray rose Galina for this engagement and challenged the florist to make a large bouquet. Veldhuysen Florists are located nearby the Interplant facility and the two have been working together regularly
Research by Interplant roses reveals: 30% more vaselife
Veldhuysen Florists, from Doorn in The Netherlands created the first design to kick-off the “Interplant spray rose challenge”. Interplant chose premium spray rose Galina for this engagement and challenged the florist to make a large bouquet. Veldhuysen Florists are located nearby the Interplant facility and the two have been working together regularly.
Tell us a little bit about Veldhuysen Florists.
“Our flower shop is well-equipped, spacious and well-organized. What we offer in our assortment is always in line with the season. In our shop, it’s all about the consumer’s experience.
We create a friendly atmosphere and work with keen attention and passion. Besides flowers of the season, we love to make rich floral bouquets combined with Gerberas, Lisianthus, single roses and of course, spray roses.”
What is your opinion about spray roses and how do you use them?
Spray roses have become indispensable in our assortment. I am now more and more enthusiastic about this versatile, elegant rose type with its multiple rose blooms growing on a single branch. With 5 to 7 flowers per stem, you already have a big impact in a bouquet with just a few stems. Spray roses are such all-round products, especially with the availability of assorted colours, shades and sizes. We simply love working with them.
Today, you worked with spray rose Galina and had to create a large bouquet. Tell us about your findings and the technique you chose in designing the bouquet.
First of all, the soft cream-white colour is lovely to work with in mixed combinations. It’s a trendy colour. For Galina, I chose to make a rich hand-tied bouquet. I combined it with fluffy green like grasses, asparagus and Gypsophilia.
What other types of arrangement would be fitting to use spray roses?
Spray roses are perfect for wedding bouquets with their romantic colours. They are also great for table decoration arrangements.
Can you name a few of your favourite spray roses and tell us what you like about them?
That’s a difficult one as I love numerous spray rose varieties! My personal favourites are Bandolero, Gelato, New Star, the Clustar / Lace varieties, Summer Dance and the Bombastic family.
As an experienced spray rose using florist, do you have another tip for colleague florists?
I was involved in a research study that Interplant Roses started last year to investigate the impact that cut stage of spray roses had on the flower’s vase life. It was found out that harvesting while more open increases the vase life of large-headed spray roses up to 30%. In addition, harvesting more open has a positive impact on the opening of the blooms and diminishes the percentage of drooping necks significantly. So whenever I go to the flower wholesaler to purchase my spray roses, I pay extra attention to the opening of the flowers. It is crystal clear to me: florists, don’t be fooled; buy your spray roses more open!
Read & view more about the spectacular outcome of Interplant’s research on 30% prolonged vase life here.