Thursday, March 29

My wild American rose

Look at what the Artificer of my Dreams made for me!

An "American Beauty" is a hybrid perpetual rose, bred in France in 1875, and originally named "Madame Ferdinand Jamin." The cup-shaped flowers, which are deep pink and strongly scented, appear in flushes over a long period.

It was introduced in the United States in 1875 by George Valentine Nash. In 1888, Basset & Washburn first introduced the rose to other florists for purchase. It was the best selling variety of rose in the United States until 1920.

The flower makes repeated appearances in the 1999 film American Beauty.

It is also the official flower of the District of Columbia.

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