Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Home & Living
  3. Gardening

What do the color of roses mean?

See also

Since ancient times plants and flowers had significance according to color. A whole message could be conveyed just by looking at a bouquet, an interesting thought not only on Valentine's Day. Here are the meanings behind colors of roses.

More Photos

  • Representing true love, the red rose is known universally as the lover’s rose.
  • Representing purity and innocence, the white rose is associated with young love.
  • Yellow roses represents friendship, joy and caring and conveys warmth, gladness and affection. In Victorian times, however, it depicted jealousy.
  • A deep pink rose says gratitude and appreciation, and pale pink shades depict grace and gentleness, admiration and happiness.
  • Orange roses symbolize enthusiasm and desire, admiration and attraction - with an underlying message of passion and excitement.
  • Purple or violet roses are mystical in nature, with symbolism tied to enchantment and desire, it’s not surprising that lilac and purple send a message of love at first sight.

Perhaps a perfect Valentine's Day gift for the gardener you love would be colorful rose bushes, expressing your love and devotion.

Advertisement

Related Videos:

  • Praying mantis
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518230535" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518230535&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Summer in the forest preserves
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518261913" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518261913&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Where is President Obama?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517902915" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517902915&autoStart=true"></div>