2) In nature, the genus Rosa has some 150 species spread throughout the Northern Hemisphere, from Holland to Mexico and North Africa.
4) More than 54 percent of the land in Ecuador is filled with roses and Zambia surpasses this with more than 80 percent of land in Zambia being dominated with rose cultivation. This is also managed due to the universal rose industry providing a source of income.
6) The rose family was very significant to Romans as they would use them as room decorations, or even wear them on string around their neck and anything which was said “under the rose” was deemed to be a secret.
7) Reiterating the luxury of roses; in the middle ages, rose petals and rose oils were added to the baths of the rich and famous.
8) Different coloured roses are used to convey different feeling of passion and emotion. For instance, red roses are used to show the people’s romance, love, and passion. However, if you want to show empathy, happiness, and familiar love, you can give yellow roses. To deliver the poetic romance and gentleness, delicate pink roses are used.
10) During the fifteenth century, the rose developed its name the “War of the Roses”. The white rose symbolised Yorkshire and the red rose branded Lancaster. The roses were used as a symbol for the factions fighting to control England.
Clancy's comment: Wow. What a sensational flower. Some of the best I have ever seen were grown in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.