As long as humankind has lived on this earth, so too have roses. Fossil evidence shows the rose plant living in the world 35 million years ago. It appears that cultivation of roses began about 5,000 years ago in China.
Roses have a long, colorful history.
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Hybrid tea roses are ideal for cut flower arrangements.
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