The Meaning Behind Rose Colors

Rose color meaningHave you ever been sent roses and have been unsure of the meaning behind it?

Are you looking to send that special someone a rose, but do know what color to choose?

Welcome back to Rose Friday. Rose Friday is our weekly series where we discuss tips and how to care for roses. Last week, we talked about 4 Tips to Protecting Your Roses Against Winter.

Ladies, have you ever been sent yellow roses and wondered what your admirer was trying to say? Gentlemen, have you wanted to communicate through a rose? The obvious choice of rose color is red, but there are other colors that communicate something different and depending on your situation, they may communicate exactly what you want. The All-American Rose Selections offers the symbolism behind the different color roses.

Red Roses

The classic rose color. The symbolism behind the red rose is love and or respect.

Deep Pink Roses

When sending someone a deep pink rose you are communicating gratitude and/or appreciation for them. This is a great rose to send to the mother-in-law after taking the kids for a weekend or to a grandmother to say thank you.

Light Pink Roses

A light pink rose will tell of your admiration for someone or it will tell of your sympathy.

White Roses

The white rose represents a reverence and/or humility. According to the Flower Advisor, in medieval times it was established that white roses also meant light, innocence and purity.

Yellow Roses

A yellow rose communicates joy and gladness for someone. It can also symbolism friendship towards someone.

Orange Roses

Sending someone orange roses tells them of an enthusiasm or desire for them.

Red and Yellow Roses

If you want to send someone roses and communicate happiness, sending them rose and yellow roses is the way to go.

There you have it. Now you can send your mother-in-law the perfect bouquet of roses. Make sure to come back next week as we continue our Rose Friday series.

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