The Rose- an emblem of elegance, beauty, and romance. The rich history of the Genus Rosa begins millions of years ago. Roses grew on the planet long before human beings encountered their charm and beauty. Through song and poetry, the rose has been celebrated for its beautiful colors, fragrances, and form. Once humans discovered the presence it the rose, passionate gardeners began creating lovely gardens to captivate the hearts of many. These rose gardens exposed humanity to a whole new world of natural splendor; with over 150 species of blooming beauty, the rose does not disappoint. Currently, there are more than 30,000 rose breeds.
Early Rose History:
Many are in awe of the beauty and wide variety of roses living on the planet. Archeological evidence has proven that roses were on the planet over a million years prior to humanity’s curiosity for them began to sprout. Fossil beds were found in Colorado dating back 40 million years. The original rose imprint was found on an archeological slate deposit amongst Colorado’s fluorescent fossils.