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Celebrity Roses – Anne Boleyn Rose

I discovered that there are many roses named after well-known people. Since roses are such lovely flowers and some even say the rose is the queen of flowers I am starting a series called Celebrity Roses. Each time I post about them I will tell you about one rose and who it was named after.

This is the Anne Boleyn Rose which is an English shrub rose. Anne Boleyn was one of the unfortunate ladies to have become the wife of Henry VIII. She was his second wife and became the mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Even though she was beheaded her rose lives on in her memory.

This rose is a warm shade of pink and its blooms come forth in large sprays. It has a light fragrance and the flowers form a rosette shape.

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