— April 21 | Shreveport, LA | Double-sided PSA booklet of 20
Peace Rose celebrates one of the most popular roses of all time. The peace rose revolutionized hybrid tea roses with its unique coloring, hardiness, and disease resistance. The stamp art features a detail of a photograph of the rose’s blossom, its creamy yellow petals touched by pink at the edges.
The stamp was dedicated at the Gardens of the American Rose Center. April 21 also was the closing date of one of the oldest festivals in the South, Holiday in Dixie, which was held April 13-April 21 in Shreveport. The stamp release also serves as the kick-off to the annual Spring Bloom Festival and precedes National Peace Rose Day on April 29.