British Flowers Week: The English Rose
Posted on 20 June 2017
This week is British Flowers Week (19 - 25 June); a week for celebrating iconic British flowers.
Britain loves a good rose, and so do we here at Postabloom. It seems the red rose is a symbolic part of Britain, along with strong cups of tea, double-decker buses and roast beef.
- Roses are an emblem that has been around for hundreds of years, particularly the 'Tudor Rose' that was created by Henry VII as a symbol of peace. (Created by merging the rival symbols of the red rose of Lancaster and the white rose of York after the Wars of the Roses during the 15th century.)
- Roses are the national symbol of England
- The patriotic red rose is seen throughout our sport teams, such as the English Golf Union and the England national rugby union team logos.
- 'Rose' is still a popular name for girls, rated in the top 100 most popular names for 2016 according to Good To Know.
- An 'English Rose' refers to "an attractive English girl with a delicate, fair-skinned complexion regarded as typically English" - Oxford dictionary
Roses are everywhere - even at Postabloom! We have a wide range of roses to choose from, and are perfect for every occasion:
Find bright pink roses in Sparkle and Delight, and pale pink and lilac roses in Above & Beyond.
And find our classic red rose bouquet here.