Roses have been used to adorn, for cosmetics, perfumes and potpourris. In addition to its beauty and legendary fragrance, the delicate rose has been used for centuries in various cuisines, including Turkey, France, China, Egypt, India, Persia, Spain, England and Greece.
The rose, cherished internationally, is a native of the United States! The oldest known fossil was found on a slate deposit in Florissant, Colorado and it is estimated to be about thirty-five million years old! In 1987 legislation was passed to make the rose the United States National Floral Emblem. It is the state flower of the District of Columbia, Georgia, Iowa, North Dakota and New York.
The world’s oldest rose bush is growing on the walls of the . . . read on to find out more about the rose - how it was created, how it got its colors, what the colors mean and how to send messages with the number of roses and the colors you chose.
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