Mr Roses, a.k.a. James Stevens, is the Greek-Australian entrepreneur responsible for creating a global roses brand that has everybody, including Ellen DeGeneres, talking.

Jame’s father was born in Kalymnos and his mother was born in Leros.

They arrived from Greece to Australia in the 1950’s and opened a flower shop in Sydney’s Town Hall train station, thus beginning James’ lifetime love affair with beautiful flowers.

In 1995, James founded Roses Only, a business that has since grown to become a household name across Singapore, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Indonesia and also delivering to a grand total of 48 states across the United States.

Starting a new chapter, James founded his new brand Mr Roses in Australia just this year.

James Stevens
James Stevens, Founder of Roses Only and Mr Roses

“I am proud to be back, delivering roses in Australia,” says James of his new brand Mr Roses. “My first Valentine’s Day in six years!”

“I highly recommend our Infinity minimum year-long lasting roses.

Our fresh roses this year come in 12’s or 20’s.  And our chocolate partner Adora, has Greek ancestry, just like my family,” says James, making Valentine’s Day gifts this year a truly Greek affair!

The already beautiful range is set to expand even in April with Champagne and more, so watch this space!

Renowned for the finest Roses, Roses Only & Mr Roses specialises in stunning gift boxes.

Roses Only Red Roses Gift Box

Grown at 7000 feet above sea level in Ecuador, Colombia, Ethiopia and Kenya you can be sure that Roses Only and Mr Roses has searched across the world for the best roses available on the market.

These roses grow to the biggest in the world, and with beautiful 65 centimetre  stems and large rose heads they are sure to be a stunning addition whatever the occasion.

Even celebrity Ellen DeGeneres loves Roses Only.

This time last year, tWitch, DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, gave Ellen a classic Valentine’s Day present of the world’s finest long-stemmed roses from Roses Only, and Ellen decided to spread the love by giving the entire audience a dozen Roses Only roses too! Watch the video here.

James still resides in Sydney with his wife Helen and their two children, Peter who is studying commerce engineering at UNSW and Maria Claire who is in her final year of high school

Helen’s island of ancestry is Kythera and, true to their Greek heritage, when James and Helen travel back to Greece with the family it is the islands of their origin Kalymnos, Leros and Kythera that still hold a huge place in their heart.


More recently they also loved their time with the family on the stunning Cycladic island of Sifnos.

* To celebrate the launch of Mr Roses’ we are offering 10% off Mr Roses and Roses Only Valentines Roses if you order between now and Valentine’s Day using our exclusive promo code: GREEKCITY10

Exclusive to, the code is valid at Mr Roses in Australia and at Roses Only in the UK, US, Singapore. Links to each V-day collection below:





Roses Only Valentines Day

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