Rose Meanings

Red: Love, beauty, courage and respect, romantic love, congratulations, "I Love You", "Job Well Done", sincere love, respect, courage and passion
Red (Dark): Unconscious beauty
Red (Single): "I Love You"
Deep Burgundy: Unconscious beauty
White: Purity, Innocence, silence, secrecy, reverence, humility, youthfulness, "I am worthy of you", heavenly
White (Bridal): Happy love
Pink: Appreciation, "Thank you", grace, perfect happiness, admiration, gentleness, "Please Believe Me"
Dark Pink: Appreciation, gratitude, "Thank You"
Light Pink: Admiration, sympathy, gentleness, grace, gladness, joy, sweetness
Yellow: Joy, gladness, friendship, delight, promise of a new beginning, "Welcome Back", "Remember Me", jealousy, "I care"
Yellow with Red Tip: Friendship, falling in love
Orange: Desire, Enthusiasm
Red and White: Given together, these signify unity
Red and Yellow: Jovial and happy feelings
Peach: Appreciation, closing the deal, "Let's Get Together", sincerity, gratitude
Pale Peach: Modesty
Coral: Desire
Lavender: Love at first sight, enchantment
Orange: Enthusiasm, desire, fascination
Black*: Death, farewell
Blue*: The unattainable, the impossible
Single (Any Color): Simplicity, gratitude
Red Rosebud: Symbolic of purity and loveliness
White Rosebud: Symbolic of girlhood
Thorn-less Rose: "Love at first sight"

*These roses do not actually exist in nature. They are created artificially.

Roses by the Numbers

  • A single rose of any color depicts utmost devotion
  • Two roses entwined together communicate "Marry me"
  • Six Roses signify a need to be loved or cherished
  • Eleven roses assure the recipient they are truly and deeply loved
  • Thirteen roses indicate a secret admirer
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