Nothing rivals getting a big delivery of freshly cut blooms. Flowers have the ability to brighten up even the dreariest day, and science suggests that by simply looking at them you’ve got an instant one-way ticket to a cloud-nine state of mind. But dealing with them when they're dead and mushy is not so blissful. Enter *forever* flowers (aka flowers that can last up to a year or more). These are generally stem-cut roses that go through a special preservation process that allows them to live weeks, even months on end without so much as a single drop of water. They’re super low maintenance and require very little sun to thrive.
Retailers like Venus ET Fleur have become famous for these types of age-defying blooms. For example, their Eternity Roses last up to 12 months or more and have been scooped up by celebs like Gigi Hadid and members of the Kardashians. FYI, the company keeps their flowers at peak freshness by rehydrating and injecting them with a “wax-based, hypoallergenic, non-toxic solution that stunts their growth but keeps their soft texture and shape,” says Venus ET Fleur founder Seema Bansal. The flowers are also freshly cut in Ecuador due to the country's access to year-round sunlight and favorable soil conditions. The process is pretty standard for creating preserved roses and extending the life of flowers across the board.
Though rose arrangements are more common, there are a few other flowers you can choose to keep in your home that have a long shelf life. Below, we’ve curated some of the best places to score roses and other flowers that’ll stay fresh for up to 12 months or more.
Roses that last a year
If you’re looking for variety in your rose bouquet, Esos has got you covered. Many of their arrangements have smaller greens mixed in to make them more playful and blend seamlessly into your home decor. This set above includes accents of deep green salignum scrubs and comes with up to 10 red roses starting at $249.
These Eternity Roses from Venus ET Fleur are some of the most popular and high quality florals money can buy. Not only do these roses last a year, but they also come in such gorgeous packaging that every arrangement feels like a Valentine’s Day gift. You can choose the color of your rose bouquet and the color of their box which range from suede to grey marble. Prices range from $98 for a four-piece bouquet to $1,999 for 250 to 255 roses in the color of your choice.
When it comes to longevity, The Million Roses gives the biggest bang for your buck. Their flowers last not one, not two, but three years with the proper care! The roses are rehydrated and sprayed with a blend of “glycerin and other plant essentials” to keep them in tip top condition.
Flowers that last a year
While all eyes may be on the company’s Eternity Roses, Venus Et Fleur also offers a gorgeous bouquet of Eternity Gypsophila (aka, Baby’s Breath). The flowers come in a vase and are available in three different hues: including velvet sage, quartz pink, and berry blush. Due to the smaller blooms, they’re perfect for anyone looking to add a subtle centerpiece to their coffee table or to zhuzh up the space on their bookshelf.
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