Roses are timeless classics. They have adored the world over for their sophistication, elegance, and beauty – and are the most often requested bloom for romantic occasions. Rose bouquets can be soft and vintage, bright and whimsical, or bold and striking.
In celebration of National Rose Month in June, we’ve gathered some amazing facts and trivia about the gorgeous rose. As familiar as they are, they are more spectacular than you know! Send some roses this June, because everyone loves receiving flowers, and these rose bouquets are sure to make their day! Call Campbell’s Flowers today, and join in the National Rose month fun.
- Roses are cultivated in many shades and hues, but there is no such thing as a true-blue or black rose. Roses actually lack a gene required to produce the color. In reality, popular “black roses” are a very dark red.
- There are more than 150 species of roses, and they grow in countries all over the world. However, all roses species are found north of the equator – there are not a single species that is native to the Southern hemisphere.
- It takes 60,000 rose blooms to produce one fluid ounce of rose oil. This may explain why only the very rich throughout history have had access to such a luxury.
- Rose hips (an accessory fruit on rose bushes) have more Vitamin C than oranges, and in fact, are thought to be the best source of naturally occurring Vitamin C.
- The rose is the national flower of the United States, as well as the official state flower of Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota, and Washington DC. In Georgia, the Cherokee Rose species represent the state but is a bit of a mystery. The species originated in China, and scholars are unsure as to how it made its way to the Southern United States by the time it was discovered in 1788.
Do you share our love for these beloved blooms? Campbell’s Flowers is ready to help you to celebrate National Rose Month with fresh, vivid, beautiful rose bouquets. Throughout Pueblo and beyond, we are your source for all things floral.