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Rose Trivia

By dorab
February 9, 2013

This is a collection of little-known facts about the Rose, also known as the Queen of Flowers. The list was compiled by Joannabanana and dorab.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 8, 2013 6:06 PM CST
Thanks so much for sharing this great information and Rose trivia; I found it all very interesting ... and the included photo's are beautiful!
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Joannabanana
Feb 8, 2013 6:23 PM CST
Great job Dora! It was really fun to work with you on this fact finding mission. I was glad to learn about the "War of the Roses" and that it had something to do with roses Hilarious! Note: Dora is a bit of a history nut

Also: The photo of the pink Wild Rose is of one growing in Northern Alberta, Zone 1A! They are very fragrant too.
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chelle
Feb 8, 2013 6:32 PM CST
Very cool!

I had no idea that the rose was the first patented plant.

A 33" bloom! Astounding!

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 8, 2013 7:02 PM CST
Dora and Joanne: You both did good on this one! Thumbs up I too was stunned to read that there was a rose with a bloom of 33"!!
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Feb 8, 2013 7:32 PM CST
Thanks Chelle & LIn! Fun Facts are great. The Mythology info we came across was interesting too, but we chose to do facts.
Name: Dora
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dorab
Feb 8, 2013 7:47 PM CST
Thanks all. Joanne and I didn't fight about what should be included VERY much.
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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Feb 8, 2013 7:56 PM CST
I'm happy the rose in space did get in there Hilarious!
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gg5
Feb 8, 2013 8:35 PM CST
Really enjoyed this article! Thanks I tip my hat to you. Big Grin
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valleylynn
Feb 8, 2013 11:07 PM CST
I'm still trying to wrap my mind around a 33" rose bloom.
So many fascinating facts that I had never read before. I was sad when I came to the end. I wanted it to keep going.

Thank you for this interesting article.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Feb 8, 2013 11:33 PM CST
I agree with all your points Lynn! Fun!
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wildflowers
Feb 9, 2013 7:40 AM CST
I agree with Lynn too! I really enjoy reading fun facts, especially learning new things about such a wonderful topic. Good stuff!


Thank you so much for the enjoyable read, ladies!
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vic
Feb 9, 2013 9:52 AM CST
What FUN and enjoyable information - Thank YOU! Thumbs up
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dorab
Feb 9, 2013 1:32 PM CST
valleylynn said:I'm still trying to wrap my mind around a 33" rose bloom.


So am I since that is as big as some rose bushes. Joanne and I were unable to verify that point--there are several posts and articles that mention it on the internet, along with some (non-functional) links to pictures of the rose, so we decided to let it go. I considered that perhaps the measurement referred to the circumference, not the diameter, but in that case everyone made a mistake. One entry read as follows: "... The peduncle was 13 inches. The grower and hybridizer, Nikita K. Rulhoksoffski from San Onofre, California, transported this massive bloom in a small enclosed trailer. When asked what feeding program he used, Comrade Rulhoksoffski said his special program uses approximately three gallons of fish emulsion bi-weekly followed by ten pounds ..." (link to remainder of article doesn't work so whatever else he dumped on that rose can be left to your imagination).

I should note, that San Onofre, from which the rose is purported to orginate, is the site of a 'troubled' nuclear power plant, is built on the Rose Canyon fault, and the local committee organized against it is called Residents Organized for a Safe Environment, or ROSE. (Ahem) I'm thinking it may be a spoof intended to draw attention to radioactive leaks in the area. Personally I find that more interesting than simply growing a big rose, particularly since several sources now report it as fact.

But maybe it's true. Shrug!
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Feb 9, 2013 7:34 PM CST
Dora that is far more interesting in my opinion!! And I think I'm going with "spoof" (since the text seems designed to illicit interest Hilarious! and humor!) Still it probably won't be too long before something like that does happen!
Thanks again I tip my hat to you.
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Frillylily
Feb 15, 2015 12:53 PM CST
https://books.google.com/books?id=APBNz7wL3jYC&pg=PT315&lpg=...

Found this link and there is some very interesting stuff in there. I did a google search for "Guinness book rose" But I can't find anything about a 33" rose bloom.

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