Peace Rose

on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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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.