A really interesting story, very strange too. Better translation to be found here: http://albalearning.com/audiolibros/dario/ncol-sp-en.html
En el paraíso terrenal, en el día luminoso en que las flores fueron creadas, y antes de que Eva fuese tentada por la serpiente, el maligno espíritu se acercó a la más linda rosa nueva en el momento en que ella tendía, a la caricia del celeste sol, la roja virginidad de sus labios.
In the garden of Eden, on that luminous day when flowers were first created, and before Eve was ever tempted by the serpent, that same malignant spirit approached the most beautiful new rose just as she was opening out her red virgin lips to the caress of the celestial sun.
– You’re beautiful.
– That I am – said the rose.
– Beautiful and happy – continued the devil-. You have colour, grace and aroma. But…
– You’re not useful. Don’t you see those tall trees heavy with acorns? They not only provide shade, they give food to hoards of animals that wait under their branches. Rose, being beautiful isn’t much.
Then the rose – tempted as woman would later be – longed for utility to such an extent that the colour drained from her face.
– Father – said the princess flower, shaking in her fragrant beauty – will you make me useful?
– Let it be so, my daughter – answered God, smiling.
And so the world saw the first cabbage.