Roses- The Meaning of Each Color
Roses come in a wide range of colors. Each different color has a different meaning. It sends a silent, yet extremely important message from the sender to receiver. Make sure you are sending the right message when you select roses for someone, else he or she will get the wrong message!
Purity and Loveliness
Single Red Rose
I Love You
Deep Pink Roses
Appreciation and Gratitude
Light Pink Roses
Admiration, Thank You, Perfect Happiness
Pale Pink Roses
Admiration and Gentleness
Desire, Enthusiasm and Fascination
Decrease of Love and Jealousy
Purity, Innocence, Silence, Secrecy, Reverene, and Humility
Girlhood, Heart Ignorant of Love
The unattainable or impossible
(These come either dyed or sprayed blue, they are not naturally blue)
Love at first sight
Red Roses + White Roses
Yellow with Red Tip
Friendship and Falling in Love
Simplicity and Gratitude
Love at first sight and Attachment
Reward of Virtue
Austrian Rose (Rosa foetida): Thou art all that is lovely
Cabbage Rose: Ambassador of love
Carolina Rose: Love is dangerous
Crown of roses: Reward of virtue
Damask Rose: Beauty ever new
Faded rose: Beauty is fleeting
Hybrid tea roses: "I'll remember you always"
Leaves: I am never importunate, Hope
Moss bud: Confession of love
Pale colors: Sociability and friendship
Provence Rose: My heart is in flames
Red bud: You are young and beautiful
Rosa canina: Pleasure mixed with pain
Rosa multiflora: Grace
Rosa mundi (striped): Variety
Rose in a tuft of grass: There is everything to be gained by good company
Rose bloom over two buds: Secrecy
Single rose: Simplicity
Two roses joined together: Engagement or coming marriage
White bud: Youthfulness, "Too young for love"
Withered white rose: You made no impression
GARLAND or CROWN OF - Beware of Virtue, Reward of Merit, Symbol of Superior Merit
MUSK CLUSTER - Charming
ROSE-OF-SHARON - Consumed by Love
A rose in general means love.
A single rose means “I still love you.”
Two roses together mean a commitment or forthcoming marriage.
Light colored roses mean friendship.
A Rosa carolina rose means love is dangerous.
A damask rose means brilliant complexion, bashful love.
A moss rosebud means confession of love.
A thornless rose means early attachment.
A wild rose means simplicity.
A rosebud (except red or yellow) means young girl.
A Rosa canina means pleasure and pain.
A musk rose means capricious beauty.
A withered white rose means death or loss of innocence.
12 roses mean gratitude.
25 roses mean congratulations.
50 roses mean unconditional love.
Bent to the right - "I"
Bent to the left - "You"
Ribbon knotted on the left: Message from the giver
Ribbon knotted on the right: Message about the recipient
Accepted with right hand: Agreement, affirmative
Accepted with left hand: Disagreement, negative
Worn over heart: Love
Worn in hair: Caution
Worn in clevage: Frendship, Rememberance