A rose is perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. These flowering shrub, which are seen in hundred or more species can be of different sizes. The flowers of this plant vary in color, size and shape. Some species of roses are very rich in vitamin C. They are many cultivated for their beautiful, fragrant flowers. Roses are erect, climbing, or trailing shrubs. The stem of most rose have thorns or prickles of different size and shapes.
Most species of roses are seen Asia. The flowers of this plant are admired universally. In mythology roses are linked to Venus and Cupid. There are several major classes of garden roses. Among them, Hybrid Tea roses, Floribunda roses, and English roses are the most common in gardens today.
A red rose is considered as an expression of love. They are also used to show respect, admiration, or devotion. A deep red rose can be used to show regret and sorrow. The number of red roses has special meanings symbolizing them.
How to plant?
The plant need sufficient amount of sunlight for growth.
Watering should be done atleast once in a day and according to the climate.
Roses can be cut back and moved in either spring or fall, but not in midsummer, as they might suffer and die in the heat.
Plant a rose by adding plenty of organic matter.
Always apply a balanced amount of natural fertilizer.
The old or diseased plant material should be destroyed in every spring.
Roses can become infected by a number of diseases, most of them caused by fungi. Good gardening practices such as removing dead leaves and canes will help reduce pests.
The petals of some species of roses are used in salads for color, candied to decorate cakes, or distilled to make rose water. They are used for tea blends and sometimes used in gargles and tonics to treat congestion, sore throats, and stomach disorders. Attar of rose, used in perfumes, is obtained from the rose blossoms. Some types of roses, are a best source of vitamin C.
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