The iconic rose holds a special place in many people’s hearts – and in history. Throughout the centuries, roses have been used to scent the baths of kings and queens, identify soldiers on the battlefield, and express undying devotion. With so much to its credit, it is no wonder that the rose is celebrated during the month of June, which is National Rose Month. This is the perfect opportunity to send some beautiful roses to someone you care about – and maybe even relate a few interesting facts about roses they may not know. This June, call Nanz & Kraft Florist for bouquets and floral designs which showcase the rose. Want to see more? Check out our Rose collection, or visit our Pinterest page!
June Special: 24 Roses in a Vase, any color or assorted for $79.95 (regularly $104.95).
Local only, only applies to 24 rose arrangements.
Did You Know? The largest rose ever bred was an incredible 33 inches across, cultivated by Nikita K. Rulhoksoffski from San Onofre, California. In contrast, the smallest roses in existence have buds that are approximately the size of a grain of rice.
The rose is the national flower of six countries: England, Honduras, Iran, Poland, Romania, and the United States. It is also the official state flower of Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia. Georgia’s state flower, the Cherokee Rose, originated in China; a fact which causes a dilemma for scholars. The rose was discovered in the Southern United States in 1788, and they have no idea how it might have gotten there from the Far Eastern nation.
Roses come in a wide variety of colors, from white to pink, orange, red, yellow, and even green. However, there are no true blue roses in existence. Roses lack the genetic ability to produce delphinidin, which is the source of any blue hue. When choosing flowers for a special someone, you may decide to follow the traditional color scheme, which suggests red for passionate, romantic love; orange for infatuation; purple for enchantment, pink for innocent love, or yellow for friendship. Vivid summer roses are the perfect way to convey love, affection, gratitude and admiration to all the special people in your life. This June, let’s cover Louisville with roses, with a little help from Nanz & Kraft Florists.