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Full Rose of Many Names Concludes Series

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In March, the last postal label of a series depicting old garden plants will be issued. The third flower is a full burnet rose, in Aland also known as peasant rose.

The full burnet rose is also often called 'White Rose of Finland' or 'Midsummer Rose'. It is widely spread in Aland, and it was quite common in old gardens during the later part of the 1800s. As the cottages and farms disappeared, the burnet roses survived and now grow in the wild in many places.

Date of issue: 27 March 2008

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