Just in time for National Garden Month (April, for those who didn’t know), Harris Interactive recently released a survey that suggests age plays a role in flower preference.

According to the survey, conducted on behalf of the Lebanon Seaboard Corporation, Americans 45 years of age and older prefer to grow roses while younger generations (18 to 44 years old) prefer tulips. Overall, Americans 35 and older are more likely to grow flowers than those in the 18-34 age bracket.

That last stat is no real surprise. There aren’t that many 18-year-olds with gardens to tend. But the rose v. tulip finding is an interesting one. It means that one can, with some measure of accuracy, predict the age of a home’s occupants just by looking at the flowers in their garden.

What one can do with that information is another matter.

Where do you stand on the rose v. tulip question?

Credit: Lebanon Seaboard Corporation