The Meaning
Behind the

Why are you sending some one roses?..  Or what do the roses you received mean?
Traditionally used by lovers, each rose or bouquet can communicate thought and feelings, or secrets between two people..

What's are the messages?

Let's take a look at the answers!

Rose Color Meaning
Rose Quantity Meaning
Rose Arrangement Meaning

Rose Colors:
   What they mean:

Red ~ Love, Beauty, Courage and Respect, Romantic Love, Congratulations, "I Love You", "Job Well Done", Sincere Love, Respect, Courage & Passion.

Dark Red ~ Unconscious beauty.

Deep Burgundy ~ Unconscious, uncontrived 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"

Light Pink ~ Admiration, Sympathy, Gentleness, Grace, Gladness, Joy, Sweetness.

Hot Pink ~ Appreciation, Gratitude, "Thank You".

Orange ~ Desire, Enthusiasm.

Peach ~ Appreciation, Closing the deal, Let's get together, Sincerity, Gratitude.

Pale Peach ~ Modesty.

Coral ~ Desire.

Lavender ~ Love at first sight, Enchantment.

Yellow ~ Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight, Promise of a new beginning, Welcome Back, Remember Me,  Jealousy, "I care".

Gold ~  Absolute achievement

Yellow with Red Tip ~ Friendship, Falling in Love.

Cream ~ Richness, perfection and the best qualities

Green ~  Freshness, good health and abundance

Blue * ~ The unattainable, the impossible (* Blue roses are colored since they do not actually exist in nature).

Black * ~ Death, Farewell  (* Black roses are colored since they do not actually exist in nature).

of Color Color Combinations:

Red & White ~ Given together, these signify unity.

Red & Yellow ~ Given together; jovial celebration, and happy Feelings.

Pink & Red ~ Given together; passion and romance.

Yellow & White ~ Given together; harmony.

Lavender and Orange ~ Given together; falling in love and desire to know them even more.

Blend of Pastels ~ Pastel or pale blends of roses together represent friendship and sociability.

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Rose Arrangements:

A Single Red Rose ~ I love you". When in full bloom it expresses a deeper love or "I love you still"..

A Single Rose in any color ~ Simplicity, Gratitude.

Thornless  Rose ~ "Love at first sight"

Two Roses Entwined ~ "Marry me" or means that an engagement or marriage is in the near future..

Petite (Sweetheart) Roses ~ As the name implies, these roses convey the message "You are my sweetheart". Because they are small, they are usually come in bouquets with a large number of roses and mixed assortment of colors. Like most roses, they can also convey messages of love and gratitude.

Short Stemmed Roses ~ Short stemmed roses symbolize sweetness, youth and innocence.

Long Stemmed Roses ~ Long stemmed roses are the most popular roses for all occasions. With their elegant appearance, these roses convey a message of love and rememberence. Long stemmed red roses are the classic symbol of romantic love. The traditional meaning for a bouquet of long stemmed roses is "I will always remember you"

A Dozen roses of one color and 1 of a contrasting color ~  Given to express appreciation for anothers uniqueness and as a means of illustrating to that person how they stand out amongst all others. Colors chosen are specific to the emotional feelings involved. For example; Eleven yellow roses with a single red rose tells someone you would like to be more than just friends.


Red Rosebud ~ Symbolic of purity, beauty, innocence and loveliness.

White Rosebud ~ Symbolic of purity and girlhood.

Pink Rosebud ~ Symbolic of youth, grace and loveliness

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Quantity of Roses:

  1 Rose:  Love at first sight or devotion to one.
  2 Roses:
Mutual feelings of love and affection

  3 Roses:
"I love you"

  4 Roses: "Your charming"

  6 Roses: "I miss you"

  7 Roses: Infatuation

  8 Roses: "I hunger for you"

  9 Roses: Together forever

10 Roses: Perfect love

12 Roses: One dozen roses is a declaration of love and appreciation

13 Roses: From your secret admirer or "we are friends forever"

24 Roses: Two dozen roses says "I belong to you" or "thinking of you 24 hours a day"

36 Roses: Head over heals in love or "I cherish our relationship"

40 Roses: "My love for you is genuine"

50 Roses: Unconditional, boundless love

100 Roses: Represents a century and says "I want to grow old with you"

108 Roses: Proposal of marriage

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