Go Fashionable and Timeless With the Red Calypso Rose

With its vibrant red color and really good vase life, this variety has a lot of commercial value for florists and retailers.

By: THURSD. | 14-02-2023 | 4 min read
Red Calypso Rose

It’s quite uncommon that specific rose varieties last for many decades. When talking to florists over fifty years old, they can name all kinds of roses they used to work with that have been replaced with other varieties. Most names from back then are gone. The Red Calypso rose is one of those exceptions, as this variety has been in fashion for decades now.

The Red Calypso Rose Is a Proven Winner

Roses come and go. Batches of new varieties are being introduced every year but not all of them stick around. They either don’t sell enough, the quality is not as desired, or the color just isn’t very ‘in’ at the moment – there are so many reasons a rose variety could make it or break it on the flower market. But luckily there are plenty of roses that do capture the eye (or heart) and manage to woo us for decades, and the Red Calypso roses from De Ruiter have already proven that they can do just that.



The Twenty-Year Rule

We’ve all looked back at old photos of our parents and cringed. Dad in his velvet suit, mum in her gaucho trousers. Through modern eyes, this clothing treads a fine line between charming and mortifying, but there’s a time when their seemingly dated wardrobe choices will start to appear in yours. It’s all thanks to the twenty-year rule – the time it takes for a trend to die, and then become fashionable again. The twenty-year rule holds true for music, decor, television, film, and art more broadly. Consider some of your favorite television shows from the past ten years, and there’s a good chance there’s at least one 90s remake or spinoff among them.


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Most Flower Varieties Have Been Replaced by Newer, Better Performing Varieties

This is also being seen in the floral industry. We just saw the comeback of dried flowers and earthy, natural-styled floral arrangements. Monochromatic color palettes became a popular styling choice again in 2021 and minimalistic designs have been making a re-entry as well. When looking back at pictures of floral designs from over two decades ago, you won’t see many flower varieties still being offered today. Most flower varieties have been replaced by newer, better-performing varieties.

Not the Red Calypso Rose Though

Red Calypso is still a widely demanded rose. It has become one of those mainstay red roses and for good reason. With its slightly smaller head than most standard roses, it has a delicate look. Plus, that deep red hue really adds a touch of passion to your designs. Red Calypso opens its petals gradually and has virtually no black discoloration.



New Rose Creation

Creating a new rose is a unique mix of art and science requiring patience and dedication. From pollination to sale, the whole process of creating a new rose takes around ten years. And breeders are constantly looking for better specifications in the roses. The breeders from the De Ruiter, the creators of the Red Calypso rose, are constantly looking for better and improved varieties too: a new, or brighter color, thicker and longer (or shorter) stems, and better vase life. But you have to understand that also a lot of attention in the selection and breeding process goes to the grower, and his or her needs. For example better-growing specifications (like heat-, and disease resistance), the yield, better transportable varieties, you name it.


Red Calypso Rose


One of the Best Red Roses

If you want to add a sensual pop of color to classic arrangements, the Red Calypso rose is your best pick. With its vibrant red color and really good vase life, this variety has a lot of commercial value for florists and retailers. Red Calypso roses bloom into beautiful, classic rose shapes that work well in bridal bouquets, and Christmas centerpieces, and are a favorite for Valentine's arrangements. With a great vase life, classic blooms, and a passionate and romantic color palette, there is very little not to love about this variety.



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