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ROSES! Fun and Interesting Facts

December 6, 2016

 Rose Topic:

Fun and Interesting Facts

 

The genus Rosa are subdivided into four subgenera. 

Roses are family to about 100 species

varying in color, size, preference to climate.

Tea roses are the most common

 

Roses have prickles- NOT THORNS!

Thorns are more deeply rooted under a plant surface,

prickles,because of their shallow roots, are more easily removed

 

Most popular flower in the US!!

[according to a survey of over 30,000 gardeners]

 

The national US flower since 1986!!

Official flower chosen by four US states:

Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota

 

The first president, George Washington, was an avid rose breeder; he named a variety after his mother Mary Washington

 

There are many hidden meanings:

RedLove

Pink ~ Grace

Peach ~ Modesty

Orange ~ Fascination

 

The Most Ancient and Adored!

The Guinness Book of Records lists roses

as the oldest cultivated and decorative plant

 

Follow the embedded links above for more detailed facts

 

 

 

 

Do YOU have any interesting facts to add?

 

Share YOUR experience or tips!

                                                                                      

 

                                                                                      Amanda R. Sutton

Florist

Delivery Specialist

     

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references:

www.goodhousekeeping.com (May 2015) Lauren Piro, 10 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Roses 

 

www.bombayoutdoors.com/garden-ideas/garden-roses, Nancy Wallace, Garden Roses: My Favorite Rose Types

 

www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/oldest-cultivated-decorative-plant/

 

www.wikipedia.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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