However, when the election was held again, it was declared winner by a heavy margin. It permanently found a place in the state law. A law that states,"The rose shall be the official flower of the state in any color or combination of colors common to it", appears in the New York Consolidated Laws, State Law, Article 6, Section 75, adopted on April 20, 1955.
- In Egypt, roses are considered to be sacred and are used as offerings for the goddess Isis.
- In the 15th century, the English war of roses took place. The rose of England was declared the winner. The English were among the first to learn the science of cross breeding and hybridizing.
- Though they are available in almost all colors, black roses don't exist.