Fun Facts: Roses have been i...
Roses have been in cultivation since the Han Dynasty in 141-87 BC and were a part of the Imperial Palaces. The aristocrats cultivated Miniature Roses in containers in England and France in the 1800s. Then, they were thought to be houseplants only with no outdoor cultivation. They lost their popularity at the turn of the century until Colonel Roulett discovered it again in an Alpine village growing in a window box for over 100 years. He passed the specimen to a Swiss nurseryman, Henri Correvon, to cultivate and named the flower Roulettii! Eventually, horticulturists in Pennsylvania were growing them from Europe.