Every Rose has a story...
Posted on October 05 2020
In Ancient mythology the Rose is a powerful symbol of love and adoration. It is strongly associated with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love, who is often portrayed with a crown of roses around her head.
In addition, the Rose is a symbolic carrier of secrets. The term 'sub rosa' comes from the tradition of hanging wild roses above meeting places and tables in the Roman era. It is understood that anything said ‘under the rose’ will never be spoken of or repeated elsewhere.
Greek mythology also tells the story of the legendary wedding between Psyche, the goddess of Soul and Eros, the god of Love. Following the romantic match, the entire Earth was a-glow with roses scattered by the three Graces to celebrate the eternal union of love.
The beautiful Rose Bush (Rosa polyanthas) grows with an abundance of fresh, spring leaves which unfurl from its stem and thorny branches. Its sweet-scented array of roses flourish from summer to autumn, and are loved by bees and butterflies.
Today, each rose has their own unique symbolism. A red rose has often been gifted as a symbol of passion and love, whilst a white rose has historically been used as a symbol of purity and peace. Blossoming yellow or pink Rose Bushes symbolise love, joy and adoration, making them the perfect gift for that special someone. Our Rose Bush's bright, romantic colours are sure to bring a lifetime of joy in any garden!
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