Roses are considered to be the representation of love. From time immemorial, roses have adorned the likes of kings and queens. Even for the commoner, the rose was the moment when he transcended his commonness to aspire for the higher plains.
Almost anyone who has an interest in gardening flowers and plants will eventually mosey into rose territory. It's almost irresistible because of the beauty and scent of one of the most popular plants on earth.