Another one of those flowers that always arrives in the flower store when things are looking dull during the Winter. A spash of colour to brighten it all up. These are actually the advanced Alpine roses that grow wild in our alps, but are the household version. They develop into bushes in the mountains, if you manage to climb high enough to see them. I have, but it was a sensible mountain path and I could do it without roping myself up for safety, just a good pair of mountain boots, although those days are now gone for me.