Amazing Facts about Roses
Roses are more than just beautiful blooms, they are the symbol of love and prosperity. There are so many things that most of us do not know about them. So in this blog, I’m going to tell you about the amazing facts about Roses.
* The world’s oldest living rose is 1,000 years old. It was grown on the wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in Germany and its presence is documented since A.D. 815.
* The cost of world’s most expensive rose is 5 million dollars. This breed was produced in 2006 by famed rose breeder David Austin that was christened Juliet. Juliet is now considered the world’s most expensive rose cultivar.
* you often had seen the black color roses but in actual, there are no black roses. It is dark red color rose which seems to be black in color. The example is “The Black Rose of Turkey”, is a breed that appears pitch-black to the eye, but is actually has a dark reddish-crimson color.
*Roses can grow quite tall. The tallest ever recorded rose bush stands at over 23 feet (7 meters) tall.
*In Roman culture roses are used for the secret talk. Anything said “under the rose” was deemed to be top secret. Ancient Romans used roses as room decorations. Roman girls use roses as a jewelry.
*In ancient days, the rose has been known as the ultimate symbol of love. The rose is also associated with sympathy or sorrow.
*From all the flowers roses can survive for extremely long periods of time. For example, a large rose bush cover the wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in Germany and has done for over 1000 years.
*Different colored roses are used to convey the message of different emotions. Red rose is the symbol of love and romance. The white rose is the symbol of peace and prosperity. To express happiness, and familial love, you can give the yellow rose to your loved ones.
*During the fifteenth century, the rose developed its name the “War of the Roses”. The white rose symbolized Yorkshire and the red rose branded Lancaster. The roses were used as a symbol for the factions fighting to control England.
*Rose oil is the important ingredient in the perfume industry. Extraction of the minimal amount of this oil requires the huge amount of roses (one gram of oil is produced from two thousand roses).
* The flowers of most species of rose have five petals except for the species ‘Rosa sericea’ which has only four.