Tired of usual flowers? Try cabbage roses this Valentine's Day

Marianne Claire Reyes, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 13 2018 02:32 PM | Updated as of Feb 13 2018 02:53 PM

ATOK, Benguet - Looking for some love to give on Valentine’s Day? Cabbage roses from this town could be the one you’re looking for.

Roses will never ever get out of date. It is the usual and the most common flower for that special someone. But have you ever tried to look for something unique? 

Level up your floral bouquet with this flower that looks like a cabbage, as huge as a cabbage, but beautifully spreads its petals like a rose. It is called the cabbage rose.

Most of the cabbage roses in Benguet are planted in Atok, the highest town in Benguet where it is 4 degrees colder than in Baguio City.

Photo courtesy of DNGS Noel Gapasin

Photo courtesy of DNGS Noel Gapasin

Photo courtesy of DNGS Noel Gapasin

Photo courtesy of DNGS Noel Gapasin

Photo courtesy of DNGS Noel Gapasin

Photo courtesy of DNGS Noel Gapasin

According to one of the farmers here, the flower originated from Japan. It is suitable to grow in places with cold temperatures but not that too much as it could be destroyed by frost.

It comes in three variants. One is a timeless pure white, the other is a beautiful combination of green and lilac, and the third is majestically beautiful for a combination of white and lilac. 

For a price ranging from P100 to P140 per piece, you could give your loved one a unique experience this Valentine's Day.