The Language of Roses

What is your beau trying to say on Valentine’s Day?

In Victorian times, colors of flowers had specific meanings and significance. During that time, people were able to communicate with flowers without even saying a word. By mixing rose blooms of different colors purposefully, you can create a bouquet of emotions. For example, a bouquet of red and white roses would mean I love you intensely and my intentions are honorable. A random mix of roses would convey mixed feelings or send the message: “I don’t know what my feelings are yet, but I sure do like you enough to send you roses.” Here is a mixed bunch from the Exeter Area Garden Club to you.

RED

Osiria Rose – Red is the color of love and passion. The deeper the hue, the deeper the meaning. Dark reds show a charitable love while brighter reds reveal devoted passion.

 

PINK

Candy Stripe Rose – The meaning of pink flowers is one of innocent happiness. It is a youthful flower color which is at once caring and also carefree.

 

ORANGE

Orange Rose with Dew Drops – Orange symbolizes confidence, warmth and enthusiasm for life.

YELLOW

Vienna Charm Rose – Trading out romance for simple, ordinary cheer, yellow has one of the brightest meanings of flowers and represents friendship.

GREEN

Rosa Chinensis Viridiflora -

Rosa Chinensis Viridiflora – Green is the color of nature. It is optimistic; green is alive; green is refreshing. It is also a color indicative of peace and tranquility. Green roses can symbolize best wishes for a prosperous new life or wishes for recovery of good health.

BLUE

A White Rose Dyed Blue – A blue rose is elusive. They cannot be achieved naturally so they represent the unattainable or the mysterious. Blue roses therefore embody the desire for the unattainable. They say “I can’t have you but I can’t stop thinking about you”.

PURPLE

Purple stands for enchantment. The giver of the purple rose seeks to convey that he or she has fallen in love with the recipient at the very first sight. Purple is also tied with royalty, dignity and pride which represent admiration and achievement.

Purple stands for enchantment. The giver of the purple rose seeks to convey that he or she has fallen in love with the recipient at the very first sight. Purple is also tied with royalty, dignity and pride which represent admiration and achievement.

BROWN

Chocolate Brown Rose – Brown gives you a feeling of relaxation and home coming. It creates a warm, comfortable feeling of wholesomeness and dependability, family-life & loyal friends. It is an earthly color for practical people with a preference for natural, tribal and primitive things, solidity and simplicity.

WHITE

White Climbing Rose – White roses show purity, reverence and innocence. This is often connected with respect, modesty and virtuousness. For most people, receiving white roses suggests sophistication and humility.

BLACK

Marquise Noire Rose – Black is the color of death and farewell and so black roses convey the death of a feeling or idea. Sending black roses to someone indicates the death of the relationship. This one is tinged with yellow, so I guess the sender would still want to be friends. Yeah, how’s that working for you?

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