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Rose prices bloom ahead of Valentine's Day

Large roses in short supply due to China's worst winter in 28 years

Published on Feb 13, 2014 7:00 AM
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Customers who want to give their wives or girlfriends large roses for Valentine's Day must pay more for them this year.

This is because they are in short supply this season, say florists and importers.

China, which provided over 80 per cent of all rose imports to Singapore in January last year, suffered its worst winter in 28 years last month.

More than half of the rose crops in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, were destroyed amid heavy snowfall, said Mr Soh Yee How, managing director of retail florist Xpressflower.com.

 
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