Monday, June 10, 2013

Facts about roses

Roses are one of the most popular flowers all over the world. We give roses to our loved ones on birthdays, anniversaries, birth of a baby, and on other special occasions.

Given below are some interesting facts about roses that you must know.

According to legends, the oldest living rose in the world is almost 1,000 years old and it grows on the wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in Germany. There is a popular belief that the rosebush symbolizes the prosperity of the city of Hildesheim and as long as the flower will flourish, Hildesheim will not decline.

The largest private rose garden in the world is situated in Cavriglia in Italy. The garden boasts of over 7,500 different varieties of roses.

The Roman Emperor Nero used to shower his guests with fresh rose petals.

During the Middle Ages, the wealthy used to put rose petals and rose oil in their baths.

The blooms of the roses are edible and they taste much like green apples and strawberries.

Pears, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots and almonds all belong to the Rose family.

There are over 15000 different types of roses that are cultivated worldwide.

150 million rose plants are purchased by gardeners worldwide each year.

On Valentine’s Day, millions of roses are sold all over the world and almost 60% of them are red.

Order flowers online or give them in person. They are indeed the perfect gift for almost every occasion.


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