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Rose Symbolism and Colors
A rose’s symbolism varies by the color of the rose and how many roses are given.
- Red symbolize love and romance
- Pink symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy.
- Orange symbolize enthusiasm and passion.
- Yellow symbolize friendship.
- White symbolize innocence and purity.
Though in most cases, roses are tied to love, you can send a specific romantic message by the number of roses you send.
- One rose symbolizes love at first sight.
- Two roses symbolize shared and deep love.
- Three roses says “I love you”.
- Six roses says “I want to be yours”.
- Seven roses says “I’m infatuated with you”.
- Nine roses symbolize eternal love.
- Ten roses says “You’re perfect”.
Rose Cultural Significance
Roses are England’s national flower. In the fifteenth century, they represented two important families — the Lancasters and the Yorks. The War of the Roses occurred in England between 1455 and 1487 when the house of Lancaster, represented by a red rose, and the house of York, represented by a white rose, competed with each other to rule England.
The rose also inspired one of England’s greatest writers, William Shakespeare. His play, Romeo and Juliet, contains one of the most popular quotes on roses. In the play, Juliet says, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” She’s reminding Romeo that even though they come from rival houses, it shouldn’t matter because their love is real.
- There are 150 species of roses and thousands of hybrids that can be found in a variety of shapes and colors.
- All roses are considered shrubs.
- There are three groups of roses: old roses, modern roses, and species roses.
- Rose petals can be eaten and can be used in salads or desserts.