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Giant roses growing in popularity

7:24 PM, Feb. 12, 2013
To reach their giant size, 5-foot roses are grown 10,000 feet above sea level in the humidity and volcanic soil of Ecuador.
To reach their giant size, 5-foot roses are grown 10,000 feet above sea level in the humidity and volcanic soil of Ecuador.
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Leave it to America - land of the Big Gulp, Monster Burger and McMansions - to supersize yet one more thing: the rose.

Make that a 6-foot rose, just in time for Valentine's Day.

This flower-on-steroids - it actually gets this big from special breeding and soils - comes courtesy of several companies, including FTD, The Ultimate Rose and FiftyFlowers.com. Sales are taking off as florists promote the gargantuan blooms, which also come in 3-, 4- and 5-foot varieties. ...

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