Queen Mary’s Rose Garden is one of the gardens in the Regent’s Park, it was opened to the public in 1932. Queen Mary was the wife of King George V. This is London’s largest collection of roses. There are 12,000 roses of 85 single varieties.
Rose is a perennial plant from the genus Rosa and Rosaceae family of plants with over 300 species and tens of thousands of cultivars. The name Rose which is french is derived from Latin rosa. Most roses are deciduous but there are some Asian varieties that are evergreen. The fruit of the rose is called a rosehip. But not all cultivars produce rosehips. Rosehips are usually consumed by some types of birds. Rosehips are also consumed by humans in jams, jelly, tea
Roses have a lot of thorns but they are technically outgrowths of the epidermis and not true thorns. Their primary purpose is to help the roses to hang on to its environment and grow over other plants. Roses are mostly grown as ornamental plants. Rose is used for making perfumes. It is made from rose oil which is derived from steam distilling the crushed rose petals. Similar product is rose water which is used both in cooking, cosmetics, and medicine, this process was created in Persia and spread west to Eastern Europe and East toward India. Rosewater is used in many middle easter sweets such as baklava, nougat, or gumdrops.
‘Pride of Cheshire’ Rose has a darker bud the opens into an orangish-yellow.
‘Precious Time’ Rose is bright red.
‘Keep Smiling’ Rose is a cheerful yellow.
‘Jack’s Wish‘ is an orange colored rose.
‘Royal Philharmonic‘ is beautiful white rose.
‘Claret’ Rose is deep red rose.
‘Take it Easy’ is a red rose where the back of the petals is white giving a wonderful dimension in any light.
‘Linzi’s Smile’ is also a dual-colored red rose where the back of the petal is white. But it is a single rose with a few petals.
‘Simply the Best’ is a bright yellow rose.
‘Dawn Chorus’ Rose is another yellow rose.
‘Adrianna’ is creamish colored with slight hint of yellow.
‘Westminster Pink’ Rose is medium pink colored rose.
‘Charisma’ Rose, a dark pink rose.
‘Donatella’ Rose is a peachy-pink colored rose.
‘Silver Shadow’ is a purple rose.
‘Belmonte’ is a very light pink rose.
Tintinara is a bright orange rose with yellowish shade in the center.