Today, Palmetto Roses are a keepsake that symbolizes everlasting love. The tradition dates back to the Civil War. Traditions tell that southern ladies would give their true love the palmetto rose before he went off to war to keep him safe.
I recently shared in a post about my weekend in Charleston buying a new sweetgrass basket and the artist giving me a few palmetto roses with my purchase (shown in photo above).
This idea got me curious and wondering what other ways these “everlasting love roses” might be used. I was delighted to see the creative ways I found during my search and am going to share some of those with you.