The ancient Greeks and Romans identified the rose with the goddess of love, Aphrodite and Venus. In Rome, a wild rose would be placed on the door of a room where secret or confidential matters were discussed. The phrase sub rosa, or "under the rose", means to keep a secret — derived from this ancient Roman practice. Roses are used as a symbol of love and compassion in many countries. The meaning ascribed to the rose depends on context; examples include the romantic love of roses given on St. Valentine's Day, as part of courtship or for an anniversary; filial love in the case of mother's day; compassion in the case of a funeral. When it comes to bouquets, roses are clear winners.
The spray rose is a long stem: 60-70 cm. A finecut is made up of 20 stems.