Red Rose is the national flower of Togo. It is no secret that a rose is a very luxurious flower and that is why ancient Greeks and Romans used Rose petals to perfume their baths. Roses are not just gorgeous and long lasting flower, but also deliver the feelings of heart to their beloved ones. As right said by Salvador Dali:
“The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.”
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Interesting Facts about Rose:
The Rose belongs to Rosaceae family with rosa as a genus. Roses can be quite tall and the tallest rose bush on history is over 23 feet (7 meters) tall. Rose water is undoubtedly a natural toner for the skin. When you return home from work, get a swab of cotton dipped in rose solution and lightly clean your face in a circular motion. This helps get rid of the dust and makeup. Roses can live for quite long periods of time. Such as, a large Rose bush covers the wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in Germany and did more than 1000 years. An excellent source of vitamin C, rose petals can act as a great sunblock. Make a lotion by mixing cucumber juice, glycerin and also rose water and rub it on on your skin before going out in the sun. Lastly, A red Rose is a sign of love and passion, and mostly lovers used to express their loves.
Why is Rose the national flower of Togo?
In Togo red Roses often appear in poetry, literature, artwork, contemporary films and everywhere in between. Moreover, is also the prominent source of income almost 50% economy depends on it, that is why Red Roses the national flower of the country.
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