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Calculating Rose Petal Coverage

A question we frequently are asked is regarding rose petals - specifically how many are needed to cover an area. To answer this ever-important question, please consider the following as you order rose petals:

We sell our rose petals by the box of either 3,000, 5,000, 10,000 or 20,000 petals.  To figure out how many petals you need, please follow the following formula:

Box of rose petals ÷ square footage (length x width)

For example, if you wanted to cover an area that was 10 feet x 10 feet (100 square feet), you would calculate the following:

3,000 petals ÷ 100 square feet = 30 petals per square foot.
5,000 petals ÷ 100 square feet = 50 petals per square foot.
10,000 petals ÷ 100 square feet = 100 petals per square foot.
20,000 petals ÷ 100 square feet = 200 petals per square foot.

So… you have the numbers - what do they mean? Our farms suggest the following:

50 petals per square foot = light coverage
100 petals per square foot = medium coverage
200 petals per square foot = heavy coverage

One thing to keep in mind as you order rose petals is that when used to cover any amount of surface area, they go very quickly. When it is time to decorate, we highly recommend covering your area lightly with rose petals. After you have covered lightly the area you wish to cover, repeat the process with a 2nd round of rose petals sprinkled lightly over the area. Repeat this process until you acheive your desired coverage or until your rose petals run out. This process will help you to apply rose petals evenly across your area - and not start heavy at the beginning and wind up short at the end.

Please do not hesitate to contact The Grower's Box Sales Department at sales@growersbox.com or 1-888-297-3000 if you have any questions about rose petals or rose petal coverage.

~ The Grower's Box Sales Department


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