Roses in June - Celebrating National Rose Month with Fun Facts and Tips

June ushers in a season of blossoms, none more enchanting than the rose. As we celebrate National Rose Month, let's delve into the fascinating world of roses. Join us as we share fun facts, tips on rose care, and unveil the mystery of guard petals.


Fun Facts About Roses

Red Rose Flowers - A Field of Red RosesThere are over 300 species and thousands of varieties of roses.

The world's oldest living rose is reportedly 1,000 years old, growing on a wall in Germany.

Rose fossils found in Colorado show the flower has been blooming for 35 million years.

Roses were so valuable in the 17th century, they were often used as currency.

The tallest rose bush stands at over 23 feet tall.

Red roses symbolize love, while yellow roses symbolize friendship.

George Washington was the first rose breeder in the U.S.

The War of the Roses was named after the badges worn by two conflicting houses: white rose for York, red rose for Lancaster.

The largest rose ever bred was a pink rose measuring approximately 33 inches in diameter.

Rose hips contain more Vitamin C than any other fruit or vegetable.

Tips on Taking Care of Roses

Taking Care of Roses - Woman Taking Care of Rose Flowers

Prune in early spring, just as the buds start to swell.

Soak bare roots before planting.

Water deeply, ensuring at least an inch per week.

Use mulch to maintain soil moisture and control weeds.

Roses love full sun - ensure they get at least 6 hours a day.

Fertilize regularly during the growing season.

Plant roses where they'll get good air circulation, which helps prevent fungal diseases.

Keep an eye out for pests like aphids.

Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more flowers.

Plant roses in well-draining soil.


Are My Rose Flowers Damaged?

Guard Petals: Everything You Need To Know

Pink Rose Bridal Bouquet - Pink Rose Bouquet

Did you know roses have bodyguards? They're called guard petals, and they're the superhero protectors of roses.

Guard petals are the outermost petals of the rose. They shield the inner, delicate petals from damage, disease, and weather conditions. Think of them as the armor protecting the rose's tender heart. They may appear slightly bruised or ragged, but they're doing their job, keeping the inner bloom safe and beautiful.

Here's a handy checklist if you're in a TL;DR mood in regards to guard petals!

Guard Petals Protect: They act as the first line of defense, safeguarding the delicate inner petals from damage and harsh environmental conditions.

Longevity Insurance: By taking on any damage from handling, guard petals help to extend the overall life and appearance of the flower.

Natural Aging Indicator: As a rose ages, the guard petals might begin to wilt or darken, signaling the natural progression of the flower's lifespan.

Harmless Browning: Some guard petals might have brown edges. This is entirely natural and not an indication of a "bad" or unhealthy rose.

Orange Rose Guard Petals

Purpose Over Aesthetics: Despite sometimes looking a bit rough or ragged, guard petals are vital to the survival and freshness of a rose.

To Pluck or Not to Pluck: The decision to remove guard petals is subjective and depends on personal preference. Some people prefer to remove them for aesthetic reasons while others leave them in place for a more natural look.

Fun Fact: Some floral arrangers believe that removing the guard petals leads to the other petals opening more fully, resulting in a larger-looking bloom.

So, next time you see a rose with guard petals, remember - it's not a sign of damage, but a sign of protection. And whether you choose to pluck them or leave them be, they're part of what makes every rose unique.


Inspired by Roses? Check These Out!

Rose Bouquets

Now that you're an honorary rose expert, we invite you to explore our collection of stunning rose products. From traditional bouquets to innovative arrangements, each design celebrates the timeless beauty of the rose. Let's introduce you to a few of our favorites.

Ashley Red Rose Bouquet | BloomThis

Ashley Red Rose Bouquet | BloomThis

Nothing whispers love more than a red rose. The Ashley Red Rose Bouquet is a bold expression of romance, featuring brilliant red roses against the rustic charm of eucalyptus cinerea. It's a classic choice for a grand romantic gesture.

Shop Ashley Red Rose Bouquet | BloomThis

Price: RM129

Shipping: Free delivery to KL, Selangor, Penang and Johor

Aphrodite Red Rose Flower Box | BloomThis

Aphrodite Red Rose Flower Box | BloomThis

With a name inspired by the goddess of love herself, Aphrodite is an undeniable crowd-pleaser. This flower box is brimming with romantic red roses and delicate baby's breath. The sight of such a grand bouquet would make anyone's heart flutter with joy.

Shop Aphrodite Red Rose Flower Box | BloomThis

Price: RM199

Shipping: Free delivery to KL, Selangor, Penang and Johor

Casabella Pink Hydrangea Bouquet | BloomThis

Casabella Pink Hydrangea Bouquet | BloomThis

Crafted with love in every petal, Casabella is designed to steal your loved one's heart. This dreamy bouquet features vibrant pink hydrangeas and soft, sweet Avalanche roses. A perfect reminder that you're still as crazy about them as day one.

Shop Casabella Pink Hydrangea Bouquet | BloomThis

Price: RM219

Shipping: Free delivery to KL, Selangor, Penang and Johor

Aurora Rose Bouquet | BloomThis

Aurora Rose Bouquet | BloomThis

Love never fails, and Aurora is a testament to that. This unconventional bouquet pairs the unique beauty of blue hydrangea with champagne roses and lilac matthiola. Adorned with pink rose spray, it's a special delivery that's sure to dazzle your darling.

Shop Aurora | BloomThis

Price: RM239

Shipping: Free delivery to KL, Selangor, Penang and Johor

Treasure Rose Bouquet | BloomThis

Treasure Red & Pink Rose Bouquet | BloomThis

When it comes to expressing how much you cherish your beloved, the Treasure bouquet says it all. This heart-shaped proposal bouquet combines passionate red roses, charming Avalanche pink roses, and innocent baby's breath. It's a relationship level-up in the form of flowers.

Shop Treasure | BloomThis

Price: RM430

Shipping: Free delivery to KL, Selangor, Penang and Johor

Whether you're confessing your love, celebrating an anniversary, or simply want to brighten someone's day, our rose collection offers something for everyone. Each bouquet is a testament to the enduring allure of roses, the perfect way to mark National Rose Month.


There's so much more to roses than their undeniable beauty. They have a rich history, fascinating features, and require loving care. As we celebrate National Rose Month, let's take a moment to appreciate this iconic bloom that brings so much joy and elegance into our lives.

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