History of the Yellow Kronos Rose

Kronos is an Australian rose variety known for its warm, pale yellow petals and subtle perfume. The Kronos rose is among the one hundred and twenty flower species developed by the Australian Man of Roses Alister Clark. While most rose breeders in the mid-1800's focused on the finding the rose with perfect color, scent, or form, Alister Clarke was more interested in making use of the continent's temperate climate for cultivating flowers.

A rose from the Himalayas and Burma called R. Gigantea was the father rose of his breeding program. Due to its sensitivity to cold weather it was not very popular among European rose breeders, although it flourished well in Mediterranean countries. In Australia, Clark discovered that the R. gigantea could climb up to twelve meters through trees.

From the R. gigantea, Clark was able to successfully breed garden-variety roses, among which are the Nancy Hayward and the Lorraine Lee. After Alister Clark's death in 1949 however, many of his rose species were lost since he was unable to pass on his secrets to an apprentice breeder. Fortunately, two rose breeders were able to recover about 47 of Alister's roses from the families of the women who were named after the flowers, and the Kronos rose was one of them.

The popularity of Kronos roses is not just limited within the borders of Australia. Rose enthusiasts across the globe love these blooms for the sweet memories their sunny yellow color evokes. The Kronos rose variety has spread through the world grown by popular rose suppliers and distributed by major flower traders and florist. Kronos is a favorite among European flower farmers in England, France and Holland. South American farms in Equador and Columbia export this flower to various American states. In Asia, flower farms in the Philippines, Vietnam, and India supply this popular flower variety.

Unlike other rose colors that convey passion and romantic love, yellow roses send messages of emotion, appreciation, gratitude, and platonic love. Kronos roses are a beautiful way to express thanks, congratulations, to brighten up a bad day, or to simply bring a smile to someone's face. Yellow roses also represent renewal and convey the desire to start all over again to achieve a better tomorrow, making them ideal to give as an apology or peace offering.

You do not even need an occasion to buy a bouquet of Kronos roses for yourself, as they make gorgeous centerpieces for your bedroom or living room. Send a friend a bouquet of Kronos roses today and let him or her know that you care.