A rose is a perennial flower shrub or vine of the genus
Rosa, within the family Rosaceae, that contains over 100 species
and comes in a variety of colours. The species form a group
of erect shrubs, and climbing or trailing plants, with stems
that are often armed with sharp prickles. Most are native
to Asia, with smaller numbers of species native to Europe,
North America, and northwest Africa. Natives, cultivars and
hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and fragrance.
Roses are the queen of flowers and the symbolic
icon of love.
Other Names: Garden Roses,
Descriptions: Roses are woody perennials
with fragrant blossoms that are in layers blossoms
vary in size from less than an inch to several
inches across.. Roses are shrubs, climbing vines
and free standing plants. Many roses have thorns
on their stems.
Size: Most rose bushes range from 2' to
4 feet tall, but there are also climbing rose
bushes that can reach much taller.
Symbolism: Roses are the symbol of love.
Refer to the symbolism
of roses for additional details of what each
rose color means.
Grow Details: Roses can be challenging
to grow they require more attention than many
Soil Type: Rich
- Well Drained
Soil PH: PH 5.5 - 6.8
Water: Light Watering
Light: Full Sun
Height: Most rose bushes are 2'
to 4' tall.
Flower Colors: White, Yellow, Pink,
Purple, Lavendar, Red, Peach, Orange,
Propagation: Roses can be propagated
Blooming Period: Spring to Fall
Herbal Remedy Properties: Roses have been
long used in Chinese traditional medicine. Roses
have been used for stomach problems, and are being
investigated for controlling cancer growth.
Native Area: Roses are native to Asia,
Europe, North America, and northwest Africa.
Other: Rose hips are occasionally made
into jam, jelly, and marmalade, or are brewed
for tea, primarily for their high vitamin C content.
|Many thousands of rose hybrids and
cultivars have been bred and selected for garden
use; most are double-flowered with many or all of
the stamens having mutated into additional petals.
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