8 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Roses

Do you hope to be receiving a bouquet of roses in the days ahead? Learn something new this Valentine’s Day with these eight fascinating facts about roses.

  1. There are more than 100 species of roses.
  2. All roses have 5 petals with the exception of one particular species, Rosa sericea.
  3. The tallest rose bush ever recorded was 23 feet (or 7 metres) in height.
  4. Each rose color holds a different meaning: Red roses symbolize love. Pink roses signify grace. Peach roses convey modesty. Purple and violet roses represent enchantment. Burgundy roses imply unconscious beauty. Orange roses hold the meaning of fascination.
  5. Roses are edible and can be used in salads, desserts, jam and other delicious foods. (Have you ever tried rose water or had rose petal jam?)
  6. Roses are the oldest cultivated plant used for decorative purposes. The Ancient Romans used these flowers to decorate buildings and create rose petal walkways.
  7. Keep your rose bouquets in a cool area – that’s where they’ll last the longest!
  8. The most popular flower in the United States is the rose.

 

Which of these facts do you find the most interesting? Share your viewpoint in the comments below.

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