Every year, on the 14th of February, flower shops are bursting with roses. Red, white, pink, blue, and even multicolored roses are bought and sold across the world. Although there are various bouquets that don’t include roses gifted on Valentine’s Day, red roses have become symbolic of this festive day.
In 2014, there were an estimated 257 million roses produced for Valentine’s Day according to AboutFlower.com. That’s an average of 7 flowers per Canadian citizen. Not a bad haul for Valentine’s Day!
Where Do Roses Come From?
With so many roses sold for Valentine’s Day, they are grown and harvested across the world for this special day. In fact, it can take up to 12 days from when the roses are first harvested to when they are finally delivered to your loved ones.
Check out the Journey of a Valentine’s Rose below: