Rose Petals, Red

Rosa centifolia


The Rosaceae family is a family of flowering plants including nearly 5,000 known species. These species include a large variety of fruits, shrubs, and trees. One of these is the rose! The rose is the oldest plant cultivated for decorative purposes, with fossil evidence dating it back 35 million years! Rose petals make a very tasty tea, and rose tea has been used in the Middle East for centuries.

Roses have been symbolic of love and passion since Ancient Greece; according to the mythology of the time, roses were born from the tears of Aphrodite and the blood of her lover, Adonis. Today, roses still hold a special role in our hearts.