The process of preserving roses is vastly different from drying them. When you dry a flower, it’s typically hung upside down for several days to dehydrate the bloom and stem. After a few days or weeks, the roses will be dried.
The result is a bouquet that’s brittle, lacks its vibrant color, and is easily breakable.
When it comes to how long dried or preserved roses last, the difference can be astounding. Because dried flowers have been dehydrated, they are not long lasting and can break or lose petals rather easily. If they’re kept in a safe place, they can last for several months, but if they are accidentally bumped or moved, you’ll have more of a mess than a bouquet.