Twelve Red Roses
The red rose is an internationally recognised symbol of passion and love, so it is no wonder that on Valentine’s Day it is the most popular cut-flower in the world. Whether you are sending a single stem to a secret crush or a stunning bouquet of 100 blooms to the special someone in your life, red roses show your true feelings for someone with a touch of style and luxury.
The red rose also comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to choose from, ranging from small headed, pinkish flowers to large deep crimson varieties. Here we have listed our top 12 red roses for Valentine’s Day to help you make a lasting impression on your loved one.
Heart’s Desire – First introduced in 1942, this rose comes in a dark red colour and has a heady fragrance
Crimson Queen – A fragrant hybrid rose that was first created in the UK in 1890 by breeder William Paul
Red Sweetheart – Also known as a Polyantha, this hybrid red rose has a lightly spicy fragrance and was first created in 1944 in the United States
Black Magic – A large hybrid tea rose that comes in dark red with a sweet, mild fragrance. It was created in 1995 in Germany and introduced to the US in 2001
Candella – A medium red hybrid tea rose, the Candella was first created in 1996 in New Zealand and is also known as ‘Eternally Yours’.
Don Juan – This climber has large flowers in dark red and has a citrus fragrance. It was created in Italy in 1958
Ingrid Bergman – Named after the famous actress, this rose has a large head, a spicy scent and was first introduced to the world in 1985
Grand Prix – This dark red hybrid tea rose was first bred in the Netherlands and is one of the most popular choice for Valentines Day flowers in the world
Prospero – A deep crimson English rose that was introduced in 1982 by famous Wolverhampton rose breeder David Austin
Belle Rouge – A charming hybrid tea rose that comes in a deep red/purple colour and was first created in Paris, France in 1956
Freedom – A hybrid tea rose that has a wonderfully vibrant bright red colour and was first introduced in Germany in 2004 by Hans Jürgen Evers
Scarlet – A dark red mini-flora that was created in Denmark in 1987, this flower has a very mild fragrance and neat, rounded flower heads.