During the US Civil War, a soldier was fatally wounded in battle.
He fell upon the rose as he lay dying.
During the course of the two days he took to die, he bled more and more on the flower, till at last bloom was covered with his blood. When he died, the flower died with him.
Thereafter, the Confederate Rose (or Cotton Rose), opens white, and over the course of the two days the bloom lasts, they turn gradually from white to pink to almost red.
When the flower finally falls from the bush.
They grow very easily from just a small cutting taken from another Confederate Rose bush ...I just keep them in a bucket of water for about 3 weeks then plant them out in a sunny/semi shaded spot.
If you see them in your friend or neighbors garden ..ask them if you may cut just one branch off and then you can cut them in to approx. 12 " lengths.
Place in a bucket of water for 3 weeks then plant out.
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