America’s National flower is the Rose, and this came to pass on the 20th of November, 1986, when the then-president Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation certifying the rose as the National flower in a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden. Keep reading to find out more about this beautiful flower.
The History of the Rose.
The rose has been around for about 35 million years and grows naturally throughout North America. Available in an array of colours, with wonderful rich aroma’s! The rose has played an important role in myth, history, and poetry from ancient times to the present.
The uses of the Rose.
The petals and rose hips are edible and have been used in medicines since ancient times. The Rose oils are also used to make perfumes. Rose hips are also occasionally used to make jam, jelly, marmalade, and soup or they are brewed for tea, with their high vitamin C content. They are also pressed and filtered to make rose hip syrup. The Rose hips are also used to produce rosehip seed oil, which is used in skin products and some makeup products. Rose water is also used quite a lot in the Eastern and Asian cultures and commonly used in desserts such as Turkish Delight.
Commercial uses of the Rose.
In more modern times, the rose has been seen as a symbol of love and beauty and it is often promoted in the month of February, with Valentines Day in mind. Retailers who are selling pink and red roses, will very often see an upward spike in their sales during this time of the year.
Our artificial silk Roses.
We love the rose and all it’s rich history and symbolism. It’s a flower that you can never go wrong with! It’s timeless and is available in an array of colours. Contact us if you would like to find out more about our silk rose arrangements.
Here are some of our gorgeous rose arrangements…
13 July 2018