GRAVESIDE DECORATIONS WITH CHRISTMAS ROSES, SNOW ROSES AND LENTEN ROSES
Christmas Roses are becoming increasingly popular as decorative graveside plants. One reason is their unusual flowering time, of course, because cold temperatures and frost make it difficult to create a flowering graveside in winter. Particularly on days when the bereaved might want to gather and commemorate their deceased relatives and friends – All Saint's Day and around Christmastime – most flowering plants are in deep dormancy. However, this is precisely the time when many Christmas Rose and Snow Rose varieties show their (first) flowers. Most Lenten Roses join in a little later – from January onwards.
Word of Christmas Roses being low-care beauties is getting around. The Christmas Rose is virtually made for peaceful places. It doesn't stretch to an excessive height and loves to be left alone after planting. The white flowers of the Christmas Rose create a dignified graveside design in permanent graveside plantings, planters on graves or as cut flowers in grave vases even in winter.
Most flowers chosen for use on cemeteries are typically white, but the pale colours of Snow Roses and colourful Lenten Roses also make dignified stylish grave decorations that bring hope into the dark time of year.