Roses have long been regarded as stunningly beautiful flowers. The Ancient Greeks painted them on palace walls in Ancient Crete in around 1600BC, while the Romans used thick rose petal carpets to decorate the floors of banqueting halls.
Roses have even been into space! In 1998, a miniature rose named ‘Overnight Scentsation’ was taken out of the Earth’s orbit to determine the effects of zero gravity on fragrance. The result? Roses are fragrant in space, but do not smell the same as they do on Earth.
With a huge variety of flower shapes and colours on offer, there is a Rosebush to suit everyone’s tastes.