The rose is the most popular flower in the United States and in the world, according to the National Gardening Association. It is grown all over the world, and it is the most popular flower given as a gift.
Flower experts speculate that the rose’s popularity stems from its wide variety of colors, sizes and fragrances as well as its symbolic versatility. It is used to symbolize love, beauty, war, peace and politics. There are approximately 150 rose species in the world; the hybrid tea rose is the most popular. The hybrid tea rose has long and strong stems and perfectly shaped flowers. Every three years, the World Federation of Rose Societies selects the world’s favorite rose.