Brown Roses in Fall: Navigating Supply Issues and Substitutions

Brown Roses in Fall: Navigating Supply Issues and Substitutions

As the leaves continue to change and the crisp autumn breeze sweeps through the air, we find ourselves in a new season – fall. Fall brings with it a unique color palette, filled with warm and earthy tones that inspire creativity in every aspect of life, including floral arrangements. Brown roses, with their rich and rustic hues, have become increasingly popular as a symbol of autumn's beauty. However, like any unique and seasonal choice, brown roses can present supply challenges. 

During this season, warm hues of coffee, caramel, and toffee-colored roses are highly sought after, yet their availability remains notably scarce. The root of this supply challenge originates from rose growers. Brown roses, being predominantly favored during the autumn months and experiencing comparatively little demand during other seasons, are not cultivated on a consistent basis by growers. The limited profitability associated with this single color during a brief seasonal window does not justify dedicating precious space on their farms for its cultivation.

If brown roses are unavailable for your designs, but you still desire their warm and inviting aesthetic, we suggest considering some recommended substitutes that are more readily available.

Tinted Brown Roses: We can feel the eye roll from here when you read “tinted” but hear us out! We are getting some BEAUTIFUL tinted roses. We could go on and on about it, but a picture is worth a thousand words.


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Other Alternatives: 

  1. Burgundy Roses: Deep, rich burgundy roses capture the spirit of fall beautifully. They add a touch of elegance and are more readily available in the market.

  2. Sunflowers: These iconic fall flowers with their golden-yellow petals and dark centers can bring a sunny, rustic charm to your arrangements.

  3. Dried Elements: Incorporate dried leaves, branches, or seed pods to add texture and earthiness to your bouquets and centerpieces.

  4. Hypericum Berries: These berries come in shades of red, brown, and burgundy, making them an excellent addition for both color and texture.

  5. Orange and Red Dahlias: These bold, striking flowers are emblematic of fall and can serve as a vibrant focal point in your arrangements.



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