What is a Rose

rose /rəʊz/
A prickly bush or shrub that typically bears red, pink, yellow, or white fragrant flowers, native to north temperate regions and widely grown as an ornamental. Red roses symbolize love and romance. Pink roses symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy. Yellow roses symbolize friendship. White roses symbolize innocence and purity.
In the winter the roses are pruned and in summer they are regularly deheaded. A combination of careful hybrid selection, hygiene and nutrition ensures a magnificent display from the height of pre-Christmas early flowering to the second flush of blooms in January