Friday, November 11, 2011

THE MEANING OF COLOR IN ROSES


Welcome to the World of Rose Gardening or Rose Gardening World.  Take time and smell the roses.  Roses have been around for millions of years which just prove that roses are not difficult to grow. The Rose is also our National Floral Emblem and the state flower of several states.  Here at Rose Gardening World, you’ll find rose articles that will educate you about roses – its history, rose culture, rose profiles and even rose verses all in one place.  So visit Rose Gardening World often. 

When buying roses for a present, have you wondered about the meaning of its color.  Everyone knows that a red rose is a symbol of love and red roses are the most prominent roses sold on Valentine’s Day which is a day for lovers.  A bouquet of red and white roses signifies unity.  This must have originated with the White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster in the War of the Roses where two clans of England united to form the Tudor Rose.  Red roses are also associated with Father’s Day contrary to most popular belief that it is for Mother’s Day.  Mother’s Day history is associated with Red Carnation, not Red Rose and Father’s Day history is associated with Red Rose.  


Use the list below as a guide when selecting roses for a gift to express your true feelings.
Red – Romantic love, passion, respect, courage
Purple – the giver has fallen in love with the recipient at first sight
Lavender – Enchantment
Pink – Happiness, gratitude, appreciation, admiration
Light Pink – Admiration, sympathy
White – Innocence, purity, secrecy, reverence, humility
Cream – Thoughtful, charming, gracious
Coral – Desire
Apricot - Enthusiasm
Peach – Sympathy, gratitude
Yellow – Joy, friendship, freedom
Orange – Admiration, fascination, enthusiasm, desire
Black – There is no such thing as black rose.  Black Magic which is a deep red is almost black.  Black represents death or vengeance against a foe and should be avoided as a present.


Two Roses Joined Together – Engagement
Red and White Roses Together – Unity
12 Roses – Gratitude
25 Roses – Congratulations
50 Roses – Unconditional love