Where Did Roses Come From And What Do They Mean?

Roses have been a symbol of love, beauty, war and politics for centuries. The colour and number of roses carry symbolic meanings. Roses are the most popular romantic choice of flowers for gifts across the globe. A bunch of roses or even a single rose works wonders.

Ancient folklore tells that once upon a time all roses were originally white. Until one night a nightingale saw a rose and fell in love and was inspired to sing his song. When the nightingale’s love took over him he pressed the thorns to his breast where he pierced his heart staining the flower red for ever more.

Roses are thought to have originated in Northern Persia, on the Caspian, or Faristan regions of the Gulf of Persia. The oldest Rose fossils have been found in Colorado, dating back to more than 35 million years ago. Roses were considered sacred flowers in ancient Egypt and were used as offerings to the Goddess Isis. Roses have also been found in Egyptian tombs, where they were formed into funeral wreaths. Confucius reported that the Imperial Chinese library had many books on Roses. Ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia mentioned Roses in a cuneiform tablet, written in approximately 2860 BC. The English were cultivating and hybridizing Roses in the 15th Century when the English War of Roses took place. The winner of the war, Tudor Henry VII, created the Rose of England (Tudor Rose) by crossbreeding other Roses.

On Valentine’s Day rose bouquets are given as gifts across the world as they are considered as one of the most beautiful flowers. Roses can be made into arrangements for weddings and anniversaries and can have very symbolic meanings. For example red roses symbolise deep emotions especially love, white roses are used as a symbol of humility and sympathy, while yellow roses are a symbol of friendship. A true black rose does not yet exist however there are a few varieties that are so deep red in colour they almost look black.

The world’s largest exporter of roses is the Netherlands with approximately 8000 hectares of land being used for the growing of roses. In the Zambia approximately 80 per cent of the land is given over to the cultivation of roses with Ecuador being the next biggest land user for growing of roses at 54 per cent.

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