The Big Five Rose Edition - Part 1 - Red Roses

The Big Five Red Rose Edition has made their grand entrance and here's what they look like.

By: THURSD. | 08-02-2023 | 6 min read
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The Big Five® rose edition is here to make your life bloom on repeat with a range of five different reds. Passionate red is the color that'll be taking over the Big Five® rose edition this time. Get ready to see the most divine assortment of five different red shades of roses, segmented for different markets in the Big Five of African roses by De Ruiter. 

The Big Five® Red Edition

Who doesn't love a full dose of red roses? Whether you be gifted a single red rose, 12 or 24 of them, they have a way of making it into your heart and never leaving its beauty behind. If you hadn't yet heard about the Big Five®, today's your very lucky day.

This intriguing term, which is used to define five categories of magnificent roses, was developed by De Ruiter Innovations, one of the biggest rose-breeding companies in the world. Why five, you might be wondering. The Big Five® rose edition refers to the "Big 5" animals of Kenya. These are the African elephant, African lion, African leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros, all of which are considered to be the most challenging animals to hunt on foot. These animals are popular tourist attractions in Kenya and are found in many of the country's national parks and game reserves, such as the Maasai Mara and the Amboseli National Park. The "Big 5" is a term that was originally coined by big-game hunters, but today it is used primarily to refer to these animals in the context of wildlife tourism. Protecting and preserving these iconic species is important for the health of Kenya's ecosystem and for future generations to enjoy.

The Big Five in red roses is a stupendous group of the five most beautiful red rose varieties including Rose Ever Red, Rose Rhodos, Rose Furiosa, Rose Born Free, and Rose Red Dime.  Of course, you can also find roses for various market segments in each of the Big Five colors. 'What is the Big Five in Roses?' is an article you can read to learn more about them.



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The best part about the Big Five® is what you'll get out of having these roses around. De Ruiter is a company that holds a tremendous amount of market information. This is reflected in the assortment they offer to their growers. The Big Five® selection is an incredible experience with five roses in each of the main colors! Now, instead of using 5 animals to represent beauty and power, De Ruiter has made sure to use roses as their representation of beauty.

Kenyan Roses Speak for the Big Five®

Despite the fact that Kenya's fertile fields are home to dozens of different flower kinds, roses actually account for a significant 88% of the country's total flower exports. You'll be astonished to learn that there are a surprising number of various rose colors available around the nation.

The team at De Ruiter developed the Big Five® rose concept to make choosing the perfect hue simpler. Many rose growers are aware that their clients initially choose the five primary rose colors for their market sector and only subsequently look for other colors or color combinations, such as bi-colored roses. In order to make choosing easier for the grower, De Ruiter already shows which of the five primary colors will do best for the grower.


Rose Rhodos from the Big Five of De Ruiter
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Their procedures, consult, and meticulous effort from the moment of cross-breeding, planting the new codes, selecting the right plants, and propagating for the growers, until the moment the flowers from the growers are exported, are truly a reliable beacon for growers and the trade.

The Highest Quality Found in Kenyan Roses

Kenyan roses are very well known worldwide because of their top-quality roses. The nation benefits from its altitude, the placement of rose farms, excellent growing techniques, reliable infrastructures, productive workspaces, and good weather.  Additionally, modern rose types from De Ruiter that travel well by sea allow Kenyan producers to reduce their environmental impact.


The Highest Quality Found in Kenyan Roses


Meet the Big Five Red Rose® Edition 

This special red group is composed of Rose Rhodos®, Rose Ever Red®, Rose Red Dime®, Rose Born Free®, and Rose Furiosa®.

The charming mix of passionate red is what makes this collection of big five red's a must for any special occasion. Symbolizing romance, love, courage, and intense beauty. De Ruiters has selected the 5 varieties that are proven winners in their segments with better growth and flowering characteristics.

Rose Rhodos®

Grown all the way in native Kenyan soil, this passionate red stunner shows thicker stems than traditional red roses. Rose Rhodos has buds with over 60 gorgeous petals which open to large flower heads ranging from 5-7 cm in diameter. The Rhodos rose is thornless, easy to clean, easy to handle, has a very long vase life, and is the perfect option to use for supreme bouquets. 


Rose Rhodos De Ruiter
Rose Rhodos


Rose Ever Red®

Rose Ever Red features 30 to 35 whimsical petals along with stem lengths ranging from 60-90 cm. For all the long shelf-life and thick stem lovers out there, this one is a real Casanova in the red roses assortment! Don't let the Ever Red rose go, and experience the magic yourself. The color is a very bright red, and this red doesn't turn 'blue' on the vase when it gets older.


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Rose Ever Red


Rose Red Dime®

Cupid just called and mentioned that Rose Red Dime is on fire! This is the youngest in the Big Five selection and is remarkable because of her bright red precious blooms that will keep you company for as long as 12-14 days when taken care of appropriately. The highlight of this red rose lies in the magic of its 45 incredible petals and, last but not least, the petals have a really nice velvet look.


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Rose Red Dime


Rose Born Free®

A very graceful rose is what Rose Born Free is, plus has a really good-filled heart. This large-flowered stunner can reach stem heights of approximately 50-70 cm and will wondrously bloom its 50 petals. This one, along with the other four red fiery roses are definitely keepers. Because of her appearance, and the way the flower blooms, this rose brings the feeling of passion and freedom.


Rose Born Free
Rose Born Free


Rose Furiosa®

The last one of the Big Five® red roses to end this assortment the right way is Rose Furiosa. The opening of her thirty-five petals is definitely a treat to any eyes that see this variety bloom. Red, red, red is certainly making a statement in this collection. It's a rose that would make you walk through fire because of her reliable beauty. it's the performance of stability, and reliability that makes this rose have a large fan-base.


Rose Furiosa De Ruiter
Rose Furiosa


PS: for the most loving season coming ahead, this collection of red roses will definitely make a cupid statement.


Photos courtesy of @deruiterinnovations



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