Whenever it comes to the roses, you can imagine a wide range of colours or a rainbow of colours. Each of the colours undoubtedly has a particular meaning and has their own significance. The most popular one is the red rose that symbolizes unconditional love and respect. Similarly, the yellow rose is popular for expressing your friendship, lavender rose expresses love at first sight, pink rose expresses gratitude while the white ones represent purity.
The white colour has always been considered a synonymous of purity and virtue, so naturally the white roses represent sincerity, purity as well as chastity. The white coloured roses are used whenever you need to reveal your affection straight from your heart that are as pure as the virgin snow. Besides that, it represents many other things that will be disclosed one by one. But before we discuss on what the white coloured roses represent, let us first look at some of the interesting facts related to it:
- The white coloured roses hold strong significance in many of the cultures. During ancient days, these roses were associated with the Goddess of Love and Beauty during the Roman times. Since then it is known as the bridal rose as today also the brides carry white roses down the aisle. This first began at the Queen Victoria’s wedding during 1840 where plentiful of roses, especially white coloured were used and this has been passed down through years.
- These roses hold great significance in the history that is based on the politics and religion. These white blossoms hold an important role in Christianity as the Virgin Mary is often linked up with the white coloured rose. As a result, this rose is often referred as the Mystical Rose to Heaven because it symbolizes purity, light, joy and glory in the Christian religion. Another major significance is that these white blooms are often associated with the loyalty, trust and secrecy due to some of the historical events.
- Long years back, these white blooms were considered as the symbol of true love which was later then replaced by the red ones. But still, the white coloured roses are associated with the young love and as it represents purity, it makes a perfect flower for celebrating a romantic as well as new marital bond. Besides that, these white blooms symbolize the new beginning while conveying a feeling of hope.
These white blooms are the best symbol for representing the innocence while making it unspoiled and untarnished. Along with signifying the innocence and spiritual love, it glorifies a love that is usually unaware of the temptations of the flesh and resides only in the soul by symbolizing simplicity and pristine purity.
Also recognised as the Flower of Light, it strongly represents everlasting love. This love is something that is stronger than the death that can mean an eternal love. The love that is undying and which cannot replenish. The love that is being sustained by loyalty, reverence as well as humility rather than by the red-blooded passion. This is what the white blooms or the white coloured roses strongly represents.
One more interesting aspect related with the white coloured roses is that it is also associated with the honour and reverence that makes these blooms a perfect memorial for your departed loved one. Thus, this is what the white roses actually represent. As there are numerous things associated with these white coloured roses, one can prefer these roses for any of their needs.
Along with the different meanings of flowers there is also a flower to represent every month of the year.
January is the carnation
February is the iris or violet
March is the daffodil
April is daisies or peonies
May is the lily
June is the classic rose
July is the delphinium
August is dahlia or gladiola
September is the aster
October is marigold
November the Chrysanthemum
December… not surprising, is the poinsettia
Follow Brant Florist’s board There is a Flower for Every Month of the Year on Pinterest.
One thing I’ve noticed while working at the flower shop over the years and doing my research is that the meanings for most flowers differentiates depending on where you are getting your information. Remember not everything you read on the internet is true!
My suggestion….Go from the heart! Include a couple of the flowers that their meanings are suitable for the occasion and a couple of their birth flower (if in season) but most important- think of the recipient and what they would like. What would look great on their dining room table, make them smile or make them want to plant a big kiss on you after you hand over the flowers.
That’s what giving the gift of flowers is all about!
While working in the shop I have noticed that a lot of customers (mostly men) have been inquiring about different kinds of flowers because of their meaning. Thanks, Google! 🙂 Every flower has a meaning. In the more popular flower varieties even the colours of the flowers mean different things. Almost everyone is aware of the meaning for the red rose and, gentlemen, if you are not aware you better listen up!
The red rose means love or passion- and best way to get out of the dog house!
There are many words to describe the pink rose but mainly it represents gladness/admiration/appreciation.
The yellow rose is for friendship.
And lastly the white rose signifies innocence or purity.
So, you’ve just started dating someone and would like to get them some roses. My suggestion is to work from the bottom up adding a few other flowers into the mix. Don’t go straight out of the gate with a red rose…. You don’t want to scare anybody off. Ease into it.
The ever popular carnation is another one of those flowers where the different colours mean different things .
I like this one… A Red Carnation means flashy ( on one website I looked at- others said love but I like Flashy!)
Pink is gratitude.
Yellow, appropriately enough on one website, means cheerful. On another it says rejection/disappointment- Tread water lightly on this one!
And white is remembrance.
BF7330 – The FTD Enchanting Rose Bouquet
Thanks to genetic engineering and advancements in horticulture we are today gifted with over 150 varieties of rose alone, meaning that it might be somewhat challenging to pick out the best valentines flowers. It is perhaps unsurprising that the simple red rose is losing favour in the world of valentine flowers!
One popular choice for valentine flowers is to mix and match colors to send an assortment of messages.
- mixing red with white signifies unity
- mixing red with yellow suggests joviality and pleasant feelings
Other color meanings of rose-specific valentine flowers include:
- orange – suggests desire
- purple – signifies love at first sight
- blue – the unattainable, the impossible
- pink – appreciation, gratitude
- white – purity, innocence, sympathy
- black – death, farewell
- lavender – enchantment, majesty
- yellow – friendship, joy, get well
BF6462 – Madly in Love by Teleflora
When ordering valentine flowers you are no longer limited only to a local store. You can now head online and visit a florist’s website to mix and match your valentine flowers or to select an appropriate basket or arrangement for the person you love. Most florists guarantee same-day delivery to many places in the world by making the arrangements through a flower shop local to the destination, meaning that your valentine flowers will reach that destination fresh and on time.
If you have any questions about the meanings behind the color of valentine flowers, a florist would be delighted to assist you. Making the right choice and presenting the appropriate valentine flowers will help to ensure a very memorable day!