June’s Birthday Blossom is the lovely Rose. This Birthday Blossom is loving, romantic and eternal.
Familiar to romantics everywhere, the rose represents love in all its various forms - the romantic love of Valentine's Day or an anniversary, filial love on Mother's Day or a birthday and compassionate love in the case of an illness or funeral.
The ancient Romans associated the rose with Venus, the goddess of love.
The rose has been the national flower of England since Henry VII combined the red rose of Lancaster and the white rose of York to make the Tudor Rose, symbol of unity after the civil wars called the Wars of the Roses.
Shakespeare reminds us that in addition to great beauty, the rose also bears a sweet smell.
Whether letting someone know how you feel or as a special gift for yourself, the eternal rose brings love.