Washington, DC Symbols
National & State Symbols
Washington, DC Flower
American Beauty Rose
(Rosa 'American Beauty')
The American Beauty Rose, (Rosa 'American Beauty',) was adopted as Washington, DC's flower.
Of the thousands of different varieties of roses, some are popular year after year. Others disappear because plant breeders produce better ones. For example, the American beauty rose was once popular but is no longer grown commercially. It is a hybrid perpetual, famous for its fragrant crimson blooms.
Washington, DC Flower: American Beauty Rose
'American Beauty' is a
hybrid perpetual rose, bred in France in 1875, and originally named 'Madame Ferdinand Jamin'. The cup-shaped flowers, which are deep pink and strongly scented, are situated on
long stiff stems. They appear in flushes over a long period. The height of the shrub ranges between 90 and 200 cm.
Characteristics of the American Beauty Rose
State Floral Emblems
Find images and a brief history of the flowers representing, usually by legislative action, the state symbols of each of the fifty states.
The term floral emblem, which refers to flowers specifically, is primarily used in Australia and Canada. In the United States, the term state flower is more often used.