Fragrance of love

Roses are the ultimate flower for expressing emotions or feelings. As a gift, roses can convey different meanings if the person receiving them knows the symbolism attached to the various colours of roses. Over the years, the meanings behind the different colours of roses have evolved to

cover many sentiments. Before ordering a bouquet of roses for delivery, or to interpret possible meaning behind the last bouquet of roses you received, read on to learn the meanings associated with many common colours of roses.

Colour of love

Red is the most commonly given colour of roses. Red signifies love and passion. True red is the rose for lovers. Fiery red roses signify passion, while cardinal red

symbolises desire. Fully bloomed red roses best convey the message, ‘I still

love you’, while red rose buds are a way to express love for the first time.

Friends are forever

Yellow roses once meant jealousy, but today the yellow rose signifies friendship, familiar love, and domestic happiness. Yellow roses can also be an appropriate sentiment to express sympathy.

Flirty pink

Pink roses signify elegance, gentility, and poetic romance, without the seriousness signified by red. Pink roses are more light-hearted than red and can signify mere admiration or sweetness of thought. Light pink roses can signify both sympathy and friendship, while dark pink is symbolic of appreciation and thankfulness. A mixture of pink and red roses signifies a romantic relationship.

Expressing pure feelings

White roses are sometimes called the ‘flower of light’ and are the bride’s roses. They symbolise unity, sincerity, loyalty, purity, and a love stronger than death. White roses can be mixed with red to emphasise the meaning of love, while white rose buds are an appropriate gift to a young girl from her father.

Intimate emotions

Purple roses represent

majestic glory and can symbolise eternal love, while lavender or lilac roses signify love at first sight or the beginning of true feelings.

Purple roses are appropriate for wedding anniversaries beyond 25 years and as memorial flowers for a lost spouse. Deep purple roses should be reserved for intimate situations.

Colourful bouquet

Many colours of roses come in various shades, which can signify slightly different meanings from their primary colours. Mixing different colours together in one bouquet is an excellent way to convey a mixture of emotions when one sentiment is not enough. — Agencies