Valentine’s Day is nearly here, which means it’s time to start planning out what you’re going to buy your partner for the love-filled day. Unless you’re single of course, in which case you should probably start deciding what you’re going to buy yourself. Because nobody should go without. And if you’re wanting something a little out there while still sticking to a traditional vibe, Morrisons has launched rainbow roses, and they’re seriously pretty. Launched as part of Morrisons’ The Best range, the Rainbow Rose will be released from 11 February.
It comes in partnership with LGBTQ+ youth homeless charity The Albert Kennedy Trust. Each limited edition rose costs £4, with 50p from each sale being donated to the charity, which provides safe homes and support to young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bi or trans. Developed by Morrisons florists, the roses have been dyed so that each petal displays the colours of the rainbow. To do this, florists cut the rose stems and dip each part into a different coloured water – which are absorbed by the flower to turn each petal into a different vibrant colour – including blue, yellow, green, violet and pink. Drew Kirk, Produce Category Manager at Morrisons says: ‘We’re stocking rainbow roses this Valentine’s day for the first time. They’ve been designed to celebrate love.’
Carrie Reiners, Director of Fundraising from The Albert Kennedy charity added: ‘We’re delighted to partner with Morrisons on their Rainbow Rose campaign for Valentine’s Day. ‘As the national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity, we are always looking to raise awareness and raise vital funds to support the work we do to provide safe homes and support to young people who face homelessness – just for being brave enough to come out to their families and communities.’ If you’re looking for some red roses but are a little struck down by the prices – because unfortunately they can be expensive – Lidl has got your back, as the supermarket is selling 100 roses – yes, 100 – for just £25. Amazing. Or if you’re wanting to accompany your flowers with something – other than a box of chocolates or a card – you should check out Edinburgh Gin, as they’re selling gin bouquets – aka beautiful bouquets of flowers with an entire bottle of gin as the vase.