ROSES, THE “QUEEN OF THE FLOWERS”
Roses ◦ Roses, the “Queen of the Flowers,” have been enjoyed for thousands of years. ◦ Their cultivation dates back to at least Greek and Roman times. ◦ Many varieties are descendants from ancient garden plants in China, Persia, and Turkey.
â—Ś While the idea of a dozen longstemmed roses may be the first image that comes to mind for many, the world of roses is varied and diverse. â—Ś Wild roses grow in all corners of the world, in many habitats ranging from forests, along coastlines and rivers, to high mountain elevations.
Did You Know? â—Ś The first hybrid rose was introduced in 1867 by Jean-Baptiste Guillot. â—Ś All roses before that date are known as Old Garden Roses while the roses that come after are called Modern Garden Roses.
Care Tips â—Ś Roses need to be fed regularly and the amount of feeding will depend on the kind of soil they are planted in. â—Ś Pruning is also important and should be done after between mid-February and mid-March during a sustained frost-free period.
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