A Rose by Any Other Name

Roses are often thought to be the most romantic blooms.

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There are several legends surrounding these elegant flowers and why they are related to love. In Roman times, wealthy Romans associated red roses with love and beauty. They scattered beds and baths with the fragrant soft petals. The Ancient Greeks thought the rose was created by the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. Her tears for her lover, Adonis, watered the ground where red rose later grew, symbolising love lasting until death.