Why the Price of Roses is Rising & What You Can Do About It
You may have noticed that flower prices are increasing, both at your local florist and the supermarket. You might have even been shocked to discover that you couldn’t secure roses for Valentine’s Day and, if you did, you had to pay a premium.
When you know that traditional flowers die quickly, unlike long-lasting flowers, it can be a bitter pill to swallow. Learn more about the many different reasons for rising costs and how an alternative like long-lasting flowers from Magic Flower Company can solve that problem.
Reasons Behind Rising Costs
Flower Farms Closed in Lockdowns
When COVID-19 hit in 2020, businesses closed to protect the vulnerable. Among these businesses were flower farms, and many are still closed or operating with significant restrictions.
When you purchase long-lasting flowers, such world events pose less of a problem, and costs can be more competitive. Magic Flower Company uses advanced processes to keep the flowers looking fresh for longer, meaning we are less affected by flower farm closures than your average fresh flower florist with just days to replenish stocks and sell to customers.
Smaller Quantities Grown
Millions of roses are grown around the world which means you’re often able to enjoy bouquets and arrangements from many different places. However, the COVID-19 may have severely impacted supply.
With flower farms shut down, smaller quantities were grown in some places, and supplies readily available for customers dwindled. Fortunately, when you purchase a long-lasting flower delivery, a single bouquet, table roses, or other flower arrangements can last up to a year, allowing you to avoid the scarcity issue that many people now face.
Over the last several months, hundreds of events have been cancelled across the country. Weddings have been postponed, and even funerals have been smaller and more basic.
With less demand for bulk flower orders, some flower farms are growing less, and many even had to throw away their stock due to dwindling orders.
The beauty of Magic Roses and preserved flowers is that long-lasting flowers last up to one year. Your long-lasting flowers delivery in spring, for example, may last you through to the following spring.
Rising Energy Costs
If you haven’t noticed, energy costs are rising and hitting many families in the pocket; rose growers are also being affected. Those already affected by COVID-19 are struggling to afford to heat the greenhouses they need to grow beautiful red roses over the colder months of the year.
With fewer roses being grown, consumers are bound to notice a difference in the price due to the basic economic principle of supply and demand.
What to Do About the Rising Cost of Roses
You may believe that the rising cost of roses in the UK and worldwide means you can’t purchase them for yourself or as gifts. However, it’s entirely possible. Our 100% real and naturally-grown roses and flowers have long-lasting freshness guaranteed and can be purchased on a one-off basis or as part of a monthly flower subscription.
Roses that you purchase now can last for several months and up to a year, which means you can bypass some of those price insecurities that have you worried about your access to stunning flora. Browse our range of Magic Roses and hand-tied bouquets today, and keep your home, business, or event looking beautiful for longer.