Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Peace Rose



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

Peace was one of the first roses that we got when we started growing roses in 2005. It is probably the most popular rose in the world.

Peace was developed in France just before World War II. It had no name, but was simply known as #3-35-40. Budwood of #3-35-40 was sent from France just before the German occupation.

The rose was introduced in America in April, 1945, at the first annual rose show of the Pacific Rose Society in Pasadena, California. The day it was introduced was the day that Berlin fell to the Allies. Peace seemed the perfect name for rose #3-35-40.

It has been estimated that as many as 100 million Peace roses have been grown. We're just happy that one of those roses is in our yard.

11 comments:

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shot !! Colors is really nice !! I am happy that you have one in your yard..Unseen Rajasthan

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Peace is indeed the perfect name.The colors evoke peacefulness.
Blessings,Ruth

rainfield61 said...

To me, they all look very similar, either in colour or in shape.
I have no idea how to differentiate them by name. Sigh....

Cheryl said...

What a perfect name for a beautiful rose. Love its color.

Darla said...

I'm going to copy you guys and plant my roses in containers and see if they will do just 1/4 as good as yours!!!!

Stine said...

Now that's a rose I've heard of! And it's a lovely one.

Sunny said...

Lovely!
Sunny :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wow, I enlarged the photo and could almost smell it's aroma a feel its velevety petals! What a great name for a rose unveiled to the public at the end of the Second World War.

Regina said...

So pretty!

Carrizo said...

George, this is a really beautiful rose! And of course I like the historical background date You told. So, the name of this rose is "correct". Great.

The Tile Lady said...

Wonderful photo! Great info too...I had not idea why it was called the Peace Rose!