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The Story Behind the Rose 'Peace'

The Story Behind the Rose 'Peace'

Did you know... the famous rose 'Peace', which symbolizes hope and peace, originated in the gardens of the Meilland family in France, just before the outbreak of the Second World War? This beautiful rose, with its unique combination of cream-colored petals edged with soft pink, was developed by Francis Meilland, Alain Meilland's father.

Did you know... the rose 'Peace' was given its name at a time of global unrest? In the final days of World War II, on April 29, 1945, the rose was officially named for peace, the same day the United Nations began its conference on international organization. This was no coincidence, but a conscious choice to symbolize the hope for a peaceful future.

Did you know... the 'Peace' rose made a special journey before it was given its name? In the summer of 1939, with the threat of war looming, Francis Meilland sent cuttings of his new rose to friends in several countries, including the United States. This was an attempt to ensure that this special rose would survive no matter what happened in Europe.

Did you know... the story of the 'Peace' rose took an unexpected turn in the United States, thanks to Colonel Howard E. Dorsett? During the war years, despite the many challenges, this colonel managed to keep the rose cuttings safe and spread them. His efforts ensured that the rose not only survived, but thrived.

Did you know... the official baptism of the rose 'Peace' took place in a ceremony that symbolized the new hope for world peace? On this special day, each United Nations delegate was presented with a single 'Peace' rose, as a sign of the shared desire for a peaceful future for all the peoples of the world.

Did you know... the 'Peace' rose has since become one of the most beloved and well-known roses in the world? Her story and beauty continue to inspire people and remind people of the power of hope and the possibility of peace.

Did you know that... by planting a 'Peace' rose in your garden, you become part of this beautiful story? At Belle Epoque we offer these historic roses directly from our nursery, so that you not only bring a piece of history into your home, but also contribute to the spread of peace and beauty in the world.

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