One dozen of the worlds finest Ecuadorian roses carefully hand selected and arranged in all their natural beauty in a glass vase available with or without baby's breath. This bouquet is delivered in a large glass vase filled with an abundant supply of water to help the roses last longer. Container may vary from as shown. The rose has always been valued for its beauty and fragrance and has a long history of symbolism and meaning. The ancient Greeks and Romans identified the rose with their goddesses of love, Aphrodite and Venus. In Rome, a wild rose would be placed on the door of a room where confidential matters were being discussed. The phrase sub rosa or "under the rose", means to keep a secret—derived from this ancient Roman practice. Early Christians identified the five petals of the rose with the five wounds of Christ. Their leaders were hesitant to adopt it because of its association with Roman excesses and pagan ritual. The red rose was eventually adopted as a symbol of the blood of the Christian martyrs. Roses also later came to be associated with the Virgin Mary.
NOTE: Only the finest roses in the world are able to be branded Walter Knoll Florist.