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Red Rose: Everything You Need To Know About!

Bush red roses

We all have heard at least once the phrase „roses are red, violets are blue…“. Roses are quite meaningful flowers, and many of us do not know anything else about them rather than these are the favorite flowers for many females, and you can buy them from a flower shop. Their history goes back about 5 000 years, when Chinese gardeners first started to cultivate different sorts of roses. Red roses, as we know them today, became more popular in the 18th century when they were introduced to Europe and USA.  

Types of Roses

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Dark Red Roses

In the world, there are more than 150 different species of roses and more than 10 000 different cultivars. Cultivars are hybrids or improvements of plants to fit our needs or desires better. There is no such thing as a “rose” plant. Rose is like a general naming for a huge tree of flowers. 

The Main 26 Categories of Roses

  • Portland Roses
  • Tea Roses
  • Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Noisette Roses
  • Floribunda Roses
  • Damask Roses
  • Polyantha Roses
  • Moss Roses
  • Hybrid Perpetual Roses
  • Rambling Roses
  • Shrub Roses
  • Bourbon Roses
  • Grandiflora Roses
  • Centifolia Roses
  • English Roses
  • Miniature Roses
  • Climbing Roses
  • Gallica Roses
  • Alba Roses
  • Old Garden Roses
  • Modern Garden Roses
  • Hybrid Rugosa Roses
  • Species Roses
  • China Roses
  • Hybrid Musk Roses
  • Groundcover Roses

The Meaning of Rose

Although the national flower of the Maldives, the United Kingdom, and the United States is the rose, their meaning is something different for other countries. 

The general meaning or symbolism of roses could be described as a prize for achievement, perfection, or completion. Of course, roses also are a symbol of love. A combination of sharp thorns, rich in color, and a lovely perfume – just like love or the hard work you had to go through to reach your achievement!

That’s why many of us get those flowers for birthdays or graduations, for example as well. Also, many florists or people who work at a flower shop or rose gardens tend to recommend them, as you just cannot go wrong if you gift someone an armful of red roses

Uses for Roses

As roses come in many shades, colors and sizes, they have almost infinite uses. The most common uses for roses are in decoration, culinary, cosmetics, medicine, teas, and perfumes

red roses decoration
Roses as Decorations

Home Decoration

Suitable for all occasions – from weddings to funerals, birthdays, or everyday use. When using a dark red rose as a home decoration, you can try to place it in a way that its background is either white or black. This way, you can emphasize its color and impress everyone who comes to your place. 

Culinary/Drinks

Rose essence or rose petal jams are used to add a fruity cranberry-like taste to your drinks or food. Gin tonic with rose lemonade? Sounds like a plan! Crushed rose hips in your hot tea? Sounds like a perfect companion to your cold and dark winter or autumn nights.

Cosmetics/Pastes

Are you fighting acne or hair loss? Rose might be the answer to your worries. After you have enjoyed the beauty of roses, you do not need to throw them away immediately. A clever thing to do would be to dry the red rose petals and mix them with a little bit of water. This way, you can create your very own cleaning face mask at home and for free!

Medicine/Perfume

Not very long ago, it became clear to scientists and doctors all over the world that roses can be used in medicine. The main and most positive properties of roses are that they have antiseptic abilities and are rich with A-, B-, C-, D-, and E-vitamins. Roses also help to fight against depression. 

Although one could fight their depression and just dive into a pool filled with rose petals, the process of producing medicine from a rose is a little bit more difficult. The flower has to go through a process of floating petals in the water, turning them into rose water, and then after many other more complicated steps; they will end up as oils or perfumes. These can be sprayed on your skin or clothes and help you forget all your worries. 

rose paste
Rose Paste

Last but not least – antiaging solution. It is proven that roses help to soothe the tensions in our capillaries and nerves beneath our skin. This way, you can promote your blood circulation and start to look younger!

Roses have been valued among us for centuries, and they are here to stay! Thanks to their wide selection of more than 150 different species and 10 000 cultivars, we all can find the most suitable roses for us.