A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species and thousands of cultivars.
Red roses come in all shapes and sizes, some with short stems of 40cm in length, others measuring 6 feet long holding huge flowers the size of a cauliflower. The variety is staggering. Petals vary from glossy to matt, flowers range in size right down to flower heads the size of a small egg, and colours vary from lively orange, vibrant scarlet, pillar box red, strong crimson and luscious burgundy right through to almost black shades. In addition there are a huge number of varieties of red rose, each with a different appearance from the next. Fragrance also varies considerably.
Uploaded: Aug 25, 2015