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:
Red ~ Love
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
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Amanda R. Sutton
All Occasion Flower Delivery Service
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