Roses for the longest time have enjoyed the honor of being the most popular flowers in the world. The reason for popularity of the rose flower may be its wide variety in terms of color, size, fragrance etc.
Rose has for ages been the inspiration to artists to create their masterpieces. With their bright petals and intoxicating smell, rose is undoubtedly the best among all flowers. No matter where a rose flower grows, it will continue to create the same impact upon your mind. Shakespeare, in his play Romeo and Juliet, rightly honors rose saying-
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet.”
- A rose flower carries various symbolical meanings which differ from culture to culture. A Persian proverb sums up the role of rose flower beautifully in the words, “The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.” There is more to rose than only its beauty and fragrance. A rose is endowed with many symbolical meanings making it special among all other flowers.
- There are different kinds of roses available in different parts of the world. Depending upon the color of petals, rose continues to enhance its beauty and infuse the environment with it. Each rose flower has its own distinct beauty that makes them stand apart from other roses too. This is the specialty of roses that they are different from other flowers with different meanings.
- A rose flower will anytime give you a helping hand in expressing your innermost feelings. They give expression to your unsaid words and give them a different meaning by saying it in the most elegant manner possible.
History of Rose Flower
The history of rose flower is as old as human history itself. Fossilized rose, 35 million years old, have been discovered in Europe. Embalmed rose buds were found along with the mummies of Ancient Egypt. The first written reference to the rose flower has been found in Iraq and it dates back to 3000 B.C. In 600 B.C., Sappho made references to the rose in an ode named ‘Ode to the Rose’.
Red Rose Flower
When you think of rose, the first image that comes to your mind is a spread of bright red petals in a green shrub plant. It is unbelievable to think that a rose is actually a wild plant and sometimes they grow on roadsides or on untrodden places. A rose flower can grow without any human hand caressing it with water or fertilizers. No matter where they grow, a rose continues to be a rose. Among the many kinds of roses seen around, the most common is a red rose flower.
Love and a red rose can’t be hid.
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.
The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove.
John Boyle O’Reilly
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.