Roses – Roses

Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty. Roses are often considered as the most perfect flowers for expression of love. Roses, in particular, define love so well because of all the various shades some of which are natural and some are man-made; that symbolize the various stages and emotions of love and romance. Here is some really interesting information about roses.

  • A single rose of any color in full bloom means “I love you.”
  • Two roses put together to form a single stem means an impending engagement or marriage.
  • A dozen roses in a bouquet represent a traditional romance, but can signify something more particular, such as a dozen ways that I love you.
  • Two dozen roses in a bouquet represent an even deeper attraction and can tell your beloved that you think of them every hour.
  • Three dozen roses symbolize a romance that is unlike any other.
  • Four dozen roses represent an unchanging and unconditional love.
  • One red rose combined with several yellow roses means joviality.
  • Pale colored roses symbolize friendship instead than romantic love.
  • Deeper colored roses symbolize a more romantic love with passion and intimacy.
  • All roses symbolize love, but certain colors of roses can take on special meanings. Opinions vary on the many meanings of roses, but here are some of the more common.
  1.  Red Roses                              love, passion, “I Love You”
  2.  White Roses                          innocence, purity, reverence, humility
  3.  Red & White Roses              unity
  4.  Yellow & Red Roses            friendship, falling in love
  5.  Pink Roses                            grace, gentility, perfect happiness, sweet thoughts
  6.  Light Pink Roses                   admiration, sympathy



  1.  Dark Pink Roses                   gratitude, appreciation



  1.  Peach Roses                          passion
  2.  Yellow Roses                        joy, gladness, friendship, platonic love
  3.  Orange Roses                       desire, new beginnings
  4.  Burgundy Roses                   beauty
  5.  Black Roses                         death of old habits, renewal of spirit
  6.  Blue  Roses                          mystery



  1. Green Roses                         calm, fertility, fruitfulness



  1.  Purple Roses                         royalty, majesty, enchantment,

protection, paternal and/or maternal love

  1.  Lavender Roses                   falling in love at first sight
  2.  Tie-Dyed Roses                   fun, crazy in love
  • A bouquet of unopened roses or rosebuds is a symbol of youth and innocent love.
  • Red rosebuds symbolize youth and innocent love.
  • Pink rosebuds symbolize a love of youthfulness.
  • A combination or red and pink rosebuds means that you are youthful and beautiful.
  • One full bloomed rose given with two rosebuds symbolizes a undisclosed love.
  • White rosebuds symbolize a heart that is too young for romantic love or a heart that knows no love.
  • Moss rosebuds symbolize a first declaration of love.
  • White rosebuds that have dried or died symbolize short-lived beauty.

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