In honor of June’s flower, the rose, we thought we’d share a few fun facts regarding one of the most beloved flora of our time.
1. There are over 100 species of rose.
2. The first rose fossil was found in Florissant, Colorado and dated back to 35 million years ago.
3. There is no such thing as a “black” rose. There is however, very deep red rose that looks almost black.
4. More than 54% of land in Ecuador is used to cultivate roses.
5. Rose hips contain more vitamin C than any
other fruit or vegetable.
6. 85% of Americans say that the rose is their favorite flower.
7. The day before Columbus discovered America. His crew picked a rose branch out of the ocean.
8. The oldest rose in the world is over 1,000 years old and is found in Germany.
Roses are one of our favorite flowers here at Beneva Flowers too. Have you seen our signature Black Label Rouge Rose? This amazing rose is known for its high petal count and is available exclusively at Beneva Flowers. Stop by anytime to check out the extensive array of roses we have in stock after all a wise man said, “Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.”