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Flower Resource Guide

The Meaning of Roses

Roses have always been (and will always be) the traditional flower of love and romance. But did you know that every color and type has a different meaning?

  • Red roses are the traditional symbol of love, romance and deep passion.
  • Pink roses impart a softer, gentler message of love. They are used to express admiration and affection.
  • Yellow roses evoke the sun. They symbolize friendship and loyalty.
  • White roses embody innocence and are most often associated with weddings.
  • Orange roses symbolize passion, fire and exciting energy.
  • Lavender roses enchant; they most often symbolize enchantment, fascination and love at first sight.
  • Long stemmed roses convey deeper feelings then the traditional variety. For instance, sending a dozen long stemmed red roses implies your love runs very deep.

Don't forget that presentation also adds to the message you want to send to the recipient. Remember to consider the recipient's style and personality when sending flowers. Take the following factors into account when sending roses - or any other flower arrangement:

  • Arrangement Height - Is the recipient more traditional or trendy? Taller flower arrangements tend to be better suited to someone with a more conservative, classic, traditional style, while shorter pave style flower arrangements are a perfect choice for someone with modern, trendier style.
  • Bouquet Style - Should you go with a mixed bouquet or an arrangement consisting of one flower type and color? Well, it depends on the occasion and recipient. Flower bouquets made up of one type and color of flower like this bunch of delicate pink roses are an absolutely classic choice and convey simple class and refinement. Flower bouquets consisting mostly of one type of flower (yet in different colors) like this rose bouquet exude tranquility, beauty and harmony. Best suited for a creative spirit, unique flower arrangements like this Stunning Beauty rose bouquet are a perfect match!
  • Vase Style - Remember to consider the vase holding those beautiful flowers. As mentioned above, taller vases are typically better for someone with a more conventional style. Unorthodox vases like the one in this Bright Floral Teacup rose bouquet are an unexpected choice.

Facts About Roses

  • The rose is native to the United States. The oldest fossilized imprint of the rose was left on a slate, Colorado. It was estimated to be over 35 million years old! Perhaps due to these facts it makes sense that it is the official floral emblem of the U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed legislation back in 1987 that made the rose the United States National Floral Emblem.
  • The rose is the state flower of Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia.
  • The world's oldest living rose is thought to be 1,000 years old! Today it still thrives on the wall of the Hildesheim Cathedral of Germany.
  • Aphrodite gave the rose its name according to Greek mythology.

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