Botanical name: pink
Plant family: Rose family (bot. Rosaceae)
Occurrence: north temperate and subtropical zone
Roses (bot. Rosa) belong to the rose family (bot. Rosaceae) and are probably the most famous flowers worldwide. Whether in the garden or as a cut flower in a vase – they have been inspiring people for centuries. Their genus includes 100-250 types of roses, depending on the opinion. The rose even has a science of its own called rhodology.
The roses are native to the northern temperate and subtropical zone. However, their area of origin is in Asia, where most species are still to be found today. Originally they only occurred in the northern hemisphere. All the roses in the southern hemisphere were settled by humans.
Meaning of roses
There are many meanings and symbols that are assigned to the rose family. In many cultures the rose stands for love, femininity, romance and vitality. White roses are a symbol of purity, loyalty and innocence. However, pay attention to the occasion on which you give away white roses, because depending on the situation they have a completely different meaning. White roses can be a sign of a new beginning, but at the same time also stand for a goodbye.
In Greek antiquity, we find that she was given the justified title of “Queen of Flowers”. Hardly any other type of flower is taken up as often in everyday life as the rose. Poets, poets and artists like Goethe and Heine dedicated their work to their beauty and charisma. The thorny beauty is an absolute all-rounder, because it is also used in the form of rose water and rose oil in the food and cosmetics industries. As a fragrance, it provides the basis for many successful perfumes and is also often used as a remedy in alternative medicine. The rose has rightly fascinated, enchants, touches and seduces people for hundreds of years. Our partner Grace has also developed a nice concept with roses. You can read more about our experiences with Grace Flowerbox here.
Care tips for roses
You don’t need to be afraid of contact with the roses, because we have already carefully removed the thorns. Cut the roses with a sharp knife as long and diagonally as possible to make it easier for them to absorb water and thus to extend their shelf life.