ROSE FACTS AND TRIVIA . 1.
1. According to Greek Mythology, it was Aphrodite who gave the rose its name.
2. Rose hips contain more Vitamin C than almost any other fruit or vegetable.
3. Napoleon’s wife Josephine loved roses so much that she grew more than 250 varieties.
4. Legend has it that when a white rose blooms in autumn in Scotland it was a sign of an early marriage.
5. Throwing rose leaves onto a burning flame is supposed to bring you good luck.
6. The Chinese philosopher, Confucius had a library containing around 600 books on how to grow and care for roses.
7. The Netherlands is the world’s leading exporter of Roses.
8. It is believed that the Rose was probably the first flower from which scented oil and water were distilled.9. The reason that Rose fragrances are so expensive is because it takes about sixty thousand roses to produce just one ounce of oil. 10. William Shakespeare referred to Roses over fifty times in his works.