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Facts About Roses (Rose Flowers)

The birthplace of the cultivated Rose was probably Northern Persia (Current IRAN), on the Caspian, or Faristan on the Gulf of Persia.

Historically, the oldest Rose fossils have been found in Colorado, dating back to more than 35 million years ago.

Roses were considered the most sacred flowers in ancient Egypt and were used as offerings for the Goddess Isis. Roses have also been found in Egyptian tombs, where they were formed into funerary wreaths.

Confucius, 551 BC to 479 BC, reported that the Imperial Chinese library had many books on Roses.

Ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia (in the Tigris-Euphrates River Valley) mentioned Roses in a cuneiform tablet (a system of writing) written in approximately 2860 BC.

The English were already cultivating and hybridizing Roses in the 15th Century when the English War of Roses took place. The winner of the war, Tudor Henry VII, created the Rose of England (Tudor Rose) by crossbreeding other Roses.

While no Black Rose yet exists, there are some of such a deep Red color as to suggest Black.

Roses are omnipresent and grown over all parts of the globe.

The Netherlands is the world's leading exporter of Roses.

The Netherlands, with about 8000 hectares of land under Rose cultivation, is the global leader in Rose cultivation. 54 per cent (about 5000 hectares) of the cultivated land in Ecuador is under Rose cultivation!! Zambia, a small nation, had 80 per cent of its cultivated land under Roses.

Classification of Roses

Broadly, Roses are divided into three classes-


From the flower Expert



The Meaning of Rose Colors

Red Rose--------------Love, Beauty, Courage and Respect, Romantic Love, Congratulations, "I Love You", "Job Well Done", Sincere Love, Respect, Courage & Passion

Red Rose (Dark)-------Unconscious beauty

Red Rose (Single)-----"I Love You"

Deep Burgundy Rose----Unconscious Beauty

White Rose------------Purity, Innocence, Silence, Secrecy, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness, "I am worthy of you", Heavenly

White Rose(Bridal)----Happy love

Pink Rose-------------Appreciation, "Thank you", Grace, Perfect Happiness, Admiration, Gentleness, "Please Believe Me"

Dark Pink Rose--------Appreciation, Gratitude, "Thank You"

Light Pink Rose-------Admiration, Sympathy, Gentleness, Grace, Gladness, Joy, Sweetness

Yellow Rose-----------Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight, Promise of a new beginning, Welcome Back, Remember Me, Jealousy, "I care"

Yellow Rose, Red Tip--Friendship, Falling in Love

Orange Rose-----------Desire, Enthusiasm

Red and White Rose----Given together, these signify unity

Red and Yellow Rose---Jovial and Happy Feelings

Peach Rose------------Appreciation, Closing the deal, Let's get together, Sincerity, Gratitude

Pale Peach Rose-------Modesty

Coral Rose------------Desire

Lavender Rose---------Love at first sight, Enchantment

Orange Rose-----------Enthusiasm, Desire, Fascination

Black Rose------------Death, Farewell

Blue Rose-------------The unattainable, the impossible

Single, any color-----Simplicity, Gratitude

Red Rosebud-----------Symbolic of purity and loveliness

White Rosebud---------Symbolic of girlhood

Thornless Rose--------"Love at first sight"


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