Conditioning Avalanche Roses
Avalanche Roses, with their strong stems and impressive flower heads, are a joy to behold and
will brighten up every surrounding. Please follow these care tips to get the most out of your Avalanche Roses:
Cut the Avalanche Rose stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife. (Don't use scissors, as this will
crush the stems & prevent water intake).
Remove the lower foliage.
Carefully remove the thorns, trying not to scrape or cut through the bark. Investing in a rose stripper
is always a good idea!
Fill clean buckets with hot water & sterilising solution.
When sterilised, tip out the water & replace with tepid water & flower food.
Place the Avalanche Roses in the bucket - submerged in deep water to just below the flower heads.
Leave over night to hydrate - they will be ready to work with in the morning.
Do not leave the avalanche roses near a radiator, close to fruit, in direct sunlight or in a draughty
The outer petals of Avalanche Roses are called 'guard petals'. These petals are often darker in
colour and thicker than the other petals. For a lovely fresh look, carefully remove them with your