The Cherokee people were forced to move from their lands in the southeast US to Indian Territory in Oklahoma in 1838. About 4000 Cherokee died as a result from the brutal 1000 mile march along the route known as "The Trail of Tears" or "The Trail Where They Cried". The legend of the beautiful Cherokee Rose which now prospers along "The Trail of Tears" tells how the flowers grew from where the tears of grieving Cherokee mothers fell to the ground during the march. The growing flowers would become a sign to inspire the mothers to carry on and stay strong so they could provide for their children. Today the Cherokee Rose is the state flower of Georgia. Consider requesting this beautiful and inspirational flower when sending flowers by post or visiting the shop, and send a message of hope and strength to your loved ones in memory of the Cherokee.