It takes about 4,000 pounds of rose petals to distill one ounce of attar of rose (essential oil of rose).
In the 19th century, scented roses were used to make a jelly.
Rose hips contain high levels of vitamin C, and have been used medicinally for thousands of years for all sorts of ailments, from constipation to insomnia. Napoleon’s army even used rose petals boiled in white wine to treat lead poisoning from bullet wounds.
New York designated the Rose as its Official State Flower in 1955.