More on the white rose study..

A few of you have been asking over comments, twitter and facebook which of the white rose(s) were my favorite.
I have to say, I really enjoyed this rose study. I was introduced to some new roses that I have not tried before and definitely found a few that I will now be ordering!

I really like the Escimo rose. It opened it to this beautiful rose that could look like it’s straight out of your garden, I like that the center is visible and how the petals turn back. Also, it’s a really nice white color, more white than cream. I just took this photo, it’s been out on the table for 7 days:
escimo white rose

This is Tibet, I love how white it is! From now on when I have a client ask for a true white rose this is the rose I will order. The petals are very soft and satin looking. Really a beauty, even after 7 days!
Tibet White Rose

Mondial is one of the roses I’ve been hearing a lot of florists talk about and I’m so glad I got to see it for myself! It’s HUGE! Very consistent rose, all the blooms opened perfectly. It’s definitely the creamiest of the roses. I would use it for centerpieces or large arrangements as it will take up a lot of space:
Mondial cream rose

I am actually surprised that I’m about to say I liked Akito. I’ve never been a big Akito fan but this test did show me a few things – 1) it’s the best size for boutonnieres and corsages 2) it’s a really good white color 3) it has a very cute little rose shape 4) it’s a hardy little rose:
Akito White Rose

All of these roses are still on my front table, 7 days into the test. Sadly, the other 4 roses have passed on. ๐Ÿ™
I will admit that I was a very bad florist this week, I only changed the water and clipped the stems once in the past seven days… what can I say, I had a few events to attend to – you all understand, right?? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. this is so great!! thank you for sharing…just ordered a ton of the mondial!

  2. Thanks for all your research. What a shame to have all those roses laying around all week! I think you cleared up the big white rose question that we all wonder about.

    • I sure have been enjoying them, a few are still on display. All my visitors have enjoyed taking a look at them and picking a favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Are you kidding? Any flowers I bring home are lucky if they get topped off, never mind fresh water and a fresh cut!

  4. Used this rose study AGAIN today!! So so helpful. I will let you know if my results line up with yours … ordering from Harvest so it might be a little different. Let me know when you launch a kick starter I will be the first to donate to the cause ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs ~Holly

  5. Just LOVE the mondials, so versatile.

  6. Just used mondials for the first time this past weekend…Loved them! I have a small bunch of leftovers still going strong 1 week after getting them!

  7. Thank you for doing the research. I am going to look at Akito in a different way from now on. ๐Ÿ™‚