Roses have a long and colorful history. Rose is 35 million years old, according to the fossil evidence. Today, there are more than 30,000 varieties of roses and has the most complicated family tree of all known species of flowers.
Growing roses most likely began in Asia about 5000 years ago. They were part of the human experience so far and mentions of the flower are woven into a great many tales of ancient world. And there are so many beautiful stories that include roses through out the ages that we can all recognize.
Greek mythology says that it was Aphrodite who gave the rose its name, but it is the goddess of flowers, Chloris, who created it. One day while Chloris was cleaning in the forest she found the lifeless body of a beautiful nymph.
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