Tudor Rose

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Amy Louise Brennan

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet...but possibly be less blood soaked in it's history. It's well known among The Gardeners that to achieve the perfect Tudor Rose from the plant Rosa Tudoriflora that as the flower is forming one needs to soak the roots in the blood of one's enemies, a process discovered by accident during the battle of the Bulbs and Roots a hundred years ago. If the plant is fed with the more conventional flesh, blood and bone, or manure the Rosa Tudoriflora throws out either white or red flowers that hark back to the time when the Tudoriflora was created by interbreeding the White Rosa Yorkia with the Red Rosa Lancastria by Edoardus of Albion, famed rose gardener who was trying to perfect the perfect pink rose. This was a failed attempt, though he did eventually succeed, but the fact Tudoriflora bloomed both white and red roses on the same plant and the sweet almost sickly fragrance made it one of his more popular failures.

Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy / High Fantasy

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