Have you ever thought about how long they might last?

As one of the most notable symbols of love and romance, it’s no surprise that the rose is also one of the most admired flowers. This fragrant bloom comes in a wide variety of colors, each with its own special significance.

Whether you’re looking for a ravishing bouquet for your one and only, a few fresh blooms for the coffee table or an arrangement just because, you’ll want your flowers to stay fresh for as long as possible. Exactly how long is that?

How long do cut roses last?

Roses should last up to one week and possibly longer after being cut. If you follow proper flower care tips including cutting the stems, using flower food and changing out the water every few days, you can increase the lifespan of your roses.

Taking care of your bouquet will not only ensure the longevity of your blooms, but will also make sure your roses are looking their best. Although, not all roses are created equal and your flower care isn’t the only factor to influence the lifetime of a rose.

How long a rose might last will also depend on:

  • The type of rose
  • The length of time it went without water after being cut
  • The health of the plant from which it was cut

How long do roses last without water?

As one of the hardier flowers, roses can last a few hours out of water. This time frame may vary especially if your roses are affected by environmental conditions like heat or humidity. If you’re planning on putting your roses in a vase, you shouldn’t keep them without water for too long, or it can affect their bloom.