Alexandra Farms presents nine new roses for the wedding season

Rosa ‘Blanche’.

BOGOTA, Colombia: Alexandra Farms, the world’s largest grower of fresh cut garden roses and spray roses, proudly announces the availability of nine new rose varieties just in time for this year’s wedding season. This year’s addition bring in new shapes, bold colours, and heavenly fragrances that are already sure to seduce brides and designers around the world.

Among the new releases are three garden roses and three spray roses belonging to the farm’s Deluxe Garden Rose Collection.

Rosa ‘Special Bride’.

‘Special Bride’ is a classic wedding rose with large, cup-shaped blooms and more than 200 petals in pure white and soft pink. Outer petals form starry points, while center petals unfold in tender pleats to reveal a golden, almost hidden heart.

‘White Ashley’ is the sister of the popular pink variety, ‘Ashley’. This variety has a large flat rosette shape and buttercream heart. The sturdy petals open to starry points on the outside, with swirling folds in the interior of the rose.

With wavy petals of an extraordinary platinum color edged in pink lace, ‘Westminster Abbey’ is a rose that truly deserves its elegant name. Flowers begin as in pinkish beige that quickly turn to light gray. With as many as 150 petals, the xl blooms can last 12 days in the vase.

‘Blanche’ is the first pure white spray rose. Its spreads petals wide over about five days, forming a shallow cup with an expansive display. There is a hint of cream in the center and the palest green tint in the outermost petals.

‘Sahara Sensation’ is a truly sensational spray rose, with colours like the first light of dawn, the golden sands of the desert and pale peach. The rose opens halfway, then holds its shape to reveal inner petals forming an enclosed spiral.

With about 30 petals to each flower, ‘Wedding Rosever’ blooms into soft waves of blush pink and white as they open wide, forming airy, ruffled rosettes. The rose featire four or more medium-sized blossoms on a single stem.

Rosa ‘Aoi Fuga’.

Alexandra Farms also grows the ‘Ioli’, Aoi Fuga’ and ‘Sola’ spray varieties from Japanese rose breeder Wabara. Wabara is the contraction of the Japanese words wa, meaning harmony and bara, rose. The company is run by grower Ken Kunieda and his father Kenij. Both work in harmony with nature using organic fertilisers and no-chemical alternatives to protect their rose crop. Wabara are growers and breeders and specialise in creating new varieties of roses for weddings and events. The small scaled rose farm is located at the shores of Lake Biwa, near Kyoto and is enjoying increased brand recognition as it has established partnerships around the world

Alexandra Farms in the Andes mountains of Colombia is continually searching for garden rose varieties worthy of a welcome into their family of fragrant, romantic cut roses for weddings and everyday designs. The company’s philosophy is that all new roses must meet the minimum standard of a 10-day vase life after it has been nurtured, harvested, carefully packaged and shipped under the care of the team in Bogotá, Colombia.

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