Rose

For a very long time the rose flower was the most popular flower in the world because its variety of color, size and fragrance.

The rose is part of the kingdom plantae, division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae, subfamily Rosoideae and genus Rosa.

The rose flower is known for its symbol of beauty, love, war and politics, and the most famous is the red rose, the flower of love.

The roses are the best gift to offer and also a very good way to decorate your house and office. A good choice of decoration is the artificial rose made from silk of different colors.

Here you can read some interesting information about the rose plant:

  • The birthplace is in Northern Persia, on the Caspian Gulf.
  • Roses have been considered the most sacred flowers in ancient Egypt and used as gifts for the Goddess Isis.
  • The rose plant was already cultivated when the English War of Roses started and Tudor Henry VII, the winner of this war, created the breed called Rose of England.
  • There’s no black roses, just a deep red type that suggests it.
  •  They can be grown all around the world, but the world’s leading exporter is the Netherlands.

The rose flower is divided in three classes: species roses, old garden roses and modern roses.

Species roses

            This type of rose plant is usually called the Wild Species Roses. They have 5 petaled flowers, very colorful. The most popular rose plant from this type of roses is Rosa Rugosa and it’s this famous because of its resistance to diseases and easy maintenance. They only bloom in the summer.

Old garden roses

            This type of rose plant it’s famous because of its special perfume and beauty. They are very easy to grow, resistant to winter and any kind of disease. The old garden rose plant grows in several shrubs and vine sizes. The predominant color of the rose flower is white or mixes between pastel colors. This type of rose is preferred for home gardens or lawns.

 Modern roses

            Any rose flower that was discovered after 1867 is a Modern Rose. This type of rose is famous and it’s the result between the hybrid tea with the polyanthus. They have so many vibrant colors. Even if these roses are loved by all the florists and gardeners they need a lot of proper care and they are not so adaptable to colder environments.

The rose plant can be grown in any type of soil that is well drained and in a place with a lot of sunlight. You can grow your own roses from the seeds or cuttings. The rose flower prefers a clay soil and a warm temperature and to fertilize the soil you can use cow manure. If you don’t want to have troubles in planting a rose you can buy from the internet a rose plant for you.

When it comes for the caring that you offer to your rose plant don’t forget to soak the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches when you water it and if you choose to fertilize it see what the principal needs of the plant are. In the summer time you can apply mulches to avoid weeds growing between roses.

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