Get to Know Roses

Roses are one of the most famous flowers in the world and are liked by almost every single person on this earth. How roses have been associated to the world and lives of people since very long is really interesting. There are some really astonishing and interesting facts and information related to the roses and their presence in the world. Let’s explore some:

  • According to the fossil evidence and carbonadoing the clue is that roses at least go back as far as 35 million years ago.
  • There are over 100 species of roses on the planet today. The majority of these species are native to the continent of Asia.
  • There are over 15,000 different types of rose species throughout the world.
  • Shakespeare referred to roses over fifty times in his works.
  • The term “rose” has French, Latin and, Greek origins.
  • The fruit of the rose plant is a berry-like structure called a rose-hip.
  • Do you know that rose hips have more vitamin C in them than any other fruit or vegetable?
  • Mythology says that roses grew thorns when Cupid accidentally shot an arrow into a rose garden.
  • A true blue colored rose does not exists and is considered the “holy grail” amongst rose breeders.
  • Roses have also been used in herbal and folk medicine. Some species are used to treat stomach discomfort and are being investigated for being able to control or limit cancer growth.
  • The crew that was with Columbus picked a rose branch out of the ocean on October 11 of 1942. This was a signal that land must be nearby. And amazingly the very next day America was discovered.
  • The oldest rose in the world is over one thousand years old. It can be found growing on the wall of Hildesheim Cathedral, which is located in Germany.
  • The largest rose ever bred was a pink rose measuring approximately 33 inches in diameter.
  • California is cited as growing about 60 percent of the America’s reserve of roses within a green house setting.
  • The beautiful rose is the national flower of the United States.
  • The rose family also includes pears, apples, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, and almonds.
  • Roses are valued for their romantic symbolism but their blooms are also edible. It has the flavors of green apples and strawberries.