What Is the Meaning of Fire & Ice Roses?

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Fire and ice roses take their name from their fiery and frosty appearance. The blooms are red on the inside and white on the outside. They can be used to symbolize the heat of passion. Folklore calls them vampire roses, and that term references the white of innocence versus the red of blood.

Plant Height

  • Fire and Ice roses grow to a height of 24 to 36 inches.

Plant Spacing

  • All fire and ice roses should be planted 18 to 24 inches apart.

Growing Zone

  • The fire and ice rose is hardy to USDA Zone 6b and warmer. Despite its name, the fire and ice rose does not survive freezing temperatures.

Parentage

  • The fire and ice rose is the hybrid of other types of roses, and it was created especially for florists.

Fragrance

  • The scent of the fire and ice rose is very light compared to other roses. The rose is prized more for its beauty than its fragrance.

References

  • "Bloom a Day Book"; Ron van Dongen; 2009
  • "Right Rose, Right Place"; Peter Schneider; 2009
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