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George Washington grew them. So did Thomas Jefferson. TJ's very interesting gardening book lists the types he tried at Monticello: sweet-briar, damask, Cherokee, moss, monthly, musk, and "wild roses."
Beloved for centuries for their practical uses as well as their beauty, Old World roses were brought to the New World by European settlers who desired a link with their old homeland that was both useful and delightful.
If you are asked to visualize a flower in your mind, chances are, you will visualize a rose. You can find roses in a child's drawing, grandmother's wallpaper and the family room’s sofa. Roses have been loved for thousands of years, throughout many civilizations.