The rose is an incredible flower. It has been used both as a symbol of true love and as an emblem during war. Its petals are soft and delicate, yet the rosebush is one of the hardiest plants in the world. Roses are used to express the most intimate of sentiments, yet rosebushes are often used for security and protection. The rose is known as the Queen of flowers for good reason – and this June, during National Rose Month, the experts at Peoples Flowers would like to share some amazing facts about this extraordinary flower.
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* Roses have been coveted by royalty and adored by the socially elite. In the Middle Ages, rose attar (oil) was first used to perfume the baths of the very rich. Given that it takes nearly 60,000 roses to produce one fluid ounce of attar, it is easy to see why only a very few could afford it. Thus having access to rose oil became a sign of wealth.
* Rosebushes have often been used as security – both in ancient times and in modern landscapes. The thorns of the rosebush provide a formidable natural barrier when bushes are grown in a hedge.
* The rose is likely the world’s most popular flower. And although today it can be found growing in most countries, none of the 150 species of the flower wee originally found south of the equator – every single rose was originally found in the Northern hemisphere.
* The rose is the national flower of six countries (England, Honduras, Iran, Poland, Romania, and the United States) and the state flower of Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia.
For all its uses and associations, we still love the rose for one very simple reason – its beauty! This June, send roses to someone you care about, whether for a special occasion or just because. Peoples Flowers is proud to deliver the freshest, most beautiful roses across Albuquerque and beyond. Just give us a call, and we’ll take care of everything.