Roses are classic and timeless. They are known throughout the world for their beauty and elegance, and are considered the “go-to” bloom for romantic occasions. Still, with how familiar the rose is, it has a fascinating history that you may not know about.
In celebration of National Rose Month in June, we’d like to share a bit about this amazing flower – and encourage you to order summertime roses for those you love. Everyone loves receiving flowers, and these vivid and bright roses are sure to make their day! Call Zeidler’s Flowers today, and join the entire country in recognizing roses this month.
Zeidler’s Choice: Check out these beautiful Free Spirit roses! While not as tall as some long stemmed roses, Free Spirit will more than wow you as they open up, exhibiting lots of pretty petals with ruffled edges, wonderful fragrance, and unique colors. Shades of peach, pink, and orange all combine in this stunning and special flower.
- Roses grow in many colors, but you will never see a true-blue or black rose. Roses actually lack a gene needed to produce the hue. Popular “black roses” are actually deep, dark red in color.
- There are over 150 species of roses, and they grow all over the world. However, not one single roses species is found south of the equator – they all grow in the Northern hemisphere.
- It takes 60,000 rose blooms to produce one fluid ounce of rose oil.
- Rose hips (an accessory fruit on rose bushes) have more Vitamin C than oranges.
- The rose is the national flower of England, Honduras, Iran, Poland, Romania, and the United States. It is also the official state flower of Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota, and Washington DC.
- In Georgia, the state flower is the species Cherokee Rose, which originated in China, but scholars are unclear as to how it ever got to the Southern United States by the time it was discovered in 1788.
Do you have a love for roses? Zeidler’s Flowers is ready to help you to celebrate National Rose Month with fresh, vibrant, beautiful roses in many colors. Send a bouquet of roses this month, and join the tradition. Throughout Evansville and beyond, we are your floral source for all things beautiful.