Traditionally; a red rose was just a red rose; but as floral arrangements became more common; it became also more common to place meaning behind each arrangement. If you’re looking to choose the perfect floral arrangement, especially in roses, but don’t want to get caught in the, ‘oh no,’ of it all, check out the meanings below.
Red – Red roses are the traditional symbol for love, romance, and will always be a way to say “I love you.” The red rose has also reflected beauty and perfection. Deep or dark red roses can reveal an unconscious beauty.
Pink – Words like admiration, gentleness, grace, gladness, joy and sweetness are just a few ways to describe the meaning behind the pink rose. A pink rose can also convey happiness, gracefulness and admiration.
Yellow – Bright, cheerful and joyful are what come to mind when thinking of a yellow rose. Yellow creates warm feelings and provide happiness. Giving yellow roses can tell someone the joy they bring you and the friendship you share.
White – White is the purist of colors, represent innocence, purity and charm. White is traditionally used in weddings and can represent new beginnings. We believe that white roses can also express remembrance and innocence.
Orange – Orange evokes energy, and can indicate enthusiasm, desire and excitement. Giving orange roses can symbolize your passionate romance and share your excitement of the relationship with your loved one.
Lavender – Love at first sight or just an enchanting way to say, “I love you!” Lavender can offer a daily reminder of your love and eagerness to grow your relationship.
Novelty – Passion Growers has about 30 different novelty roses which can provide a unique and fun way to add a twist to your rose giving. Consider giving a novelty rose to add a twist to a message you’re trying to say. For example, a yellow rose with a red tip can mean friendship or falling in love.
Salmon – A slightly pinker shade of orange, the meaning behind salmon-colored roses evoke the same message as orange. Salmon can indicate enthusiasm, desire and excitement. Giving salmon is a way to share your desire for someone; and they’ll know how you truly feel.
Peach – Are you grateful for someone or just want to show your appreciation? Then consider giving a peach-colored rose. A bouquet of peach roses shows your deep appreciation and gratitude or just an elegant way to say “Thank You!”
Cream – Cream roses are indicative of charm and thoughtfulness. They go well with pink “thank you” roses which allow you to send two messages in one bunch!
Green – Green is the color of life, abundant growth, and constant renewal of life and energy. The green rose signifies the constant rejuvenation of spirit, and is therefore a messenger of cheerfulness.
Sometimes the numbers in roses say everything…
- A single rose of any color depicts the utmost devotion or a way to say “thank you”
- Two roses entwined together communicate “marry me” (a red and white rose entwined means unity)
- Six Roses signify a need to be loved or cherished
- Eleven roses assure the recipient they are truly and deeply loved
- Thirteen roses indicate a secret admire