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President George Washington was the first U.S. rose breeder.

In 1913, Ellen Wilson, wife of Woodrow Wilson, planted a rose garden near the entrance to the White House and filled it with choice specimen roses.

In 1962, President Kennedy envisioned the rose garden space as an outdoor room, a place where official ceremonies could be held.

The rose is the official National Floral emblem of the United States signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on October 7, 1986.

The rose is the state flower of Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota and the District of Columbia.

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Additional Photos by Dan Sochirca (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 499 W: 13 N: 115] (1920)
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