One of the well-known and favourite flowers in the world is rose for everyone. Do you know that it is not just one type of rose available out there? All over the world, there are numerous rose species which counts on to 100. These are from different countries of the world that includes Europe, India, America and Africa.
Strange, isn’t it? There might be times when you have to gift a bouquet of roses to your loved one. But, that might not be possible always. So, being grateful to the advanced technology, you can now send roses flowers online on one’s birthday or anniversary. But, do you know which species do they belong to? Just ample of people are aware about it. Few might understand on the touch of the rose as well.
You might not know the minute details about the species and colour. But, you must necessarily have at least 10 important and necessary facts about roses. Here are they to keep you updated with all the details.
The oldest age of rose fossil so far was found in Colorado. This rose fossil aged 35 million years.
Also, the Cathedral walls of Hildesheim, Germany, is adorned with the world’s oldest living rose which is 1000 years old. The presence of this rose is documented since A.D. 815. The rose bush did survive despite of the allied bombers ruining the Cathedral. This was because the roots had remained intact in the debris.
It is not ideally black in colour. Of course, a beauty like rose cannot be black. However, it is darkest red in colour.
Uh! Yes, even this does exist. 23 feet is the size of the tallest rose bush all over the world.
One of the flowers mentioned in the Bible is rose. Are you wondering which are others? Lilies and Camphire are the other two.
An Expensive Rose
One of the most expensive rose in the world is the Juliet rose that took 15 years to breed and costs £3 million. This special rose was bought to existence by David Austin, a famed rose breeder in the year 2006.
What? How can one eat a rose? Of course, you cannot eat the entire rose. But, you can definitely consume the petals as they are considered to be edible. You would have definitely heard of the rose syrups available in Mahabaleshwar, India. Didn’t you ever have a rose flavoured ice-cream? There are a lot many desserts where these petals can be used.
Being a natural source of edibility, it is sure it provides some nutrition to your body. The rose hips are the richest sources of Vitamin C. It is not just Vitamin C but also the traces of Vitamin A and B.
Nature has its own true beauty to expose to the world. The ones who feel close to nature connect emotions. So, why not singers. There are approximately 4000 songs dedicated to roses.
Say No to Thorns
Because, they aren’t thorns. But they are prickles in the form of sharp spikes. Technically, these prickles or hooks act as a climber for other roses. Apart from facilitating a bonding to other plants, it also protects the stem from herbivores.
What is it that you can extract from rose petals? Rose oil! It is a thing which is the most important ingredient in every perfume industry. One can extract only one gram of oil from 2000 roses from the microscopic perfume glands.