Roses are Red?

Roses are the most popular wedding flower by far which begs the question…….What is it about roses that we all love?

Is it their romantic symbolism? The variety of available colours and their meaning? Or is it because we are a patriotic nation?


Roses are historically British and symbolises all that is great about our country. For generations we have used the rose to represent our great counties and leaders. The white rose of York and St. Georges red rose but to name a few.
The symbolism of rose colours are steeped in tradition and has inspired people over thousands of years to develop the language of colour. When you choose a colour or number of roses you are personalising that bouquet with deeper sentiment, as every rose has a hidden message:-
  • Red roses are for love, beauty, courage and respect.
  • White roses are for purity, innocence, youthfulness and happy love.
  • Pink roses are for appreciation, grace, admiration and gentleness.
  • Yellow roses are for joy, friendship, remembrance and new beginnings.
  • Orange roses are for desire and enthusiasm.
  • Peach roses are for modesty.
  • Thorn less roses symbolise “love at first sight”.

    Roses by numbers:-

  • A single rose in any colour depicts utmost devotion.
  • Two roses entwined communicate “marry me”.
  • Six roses signify a need to be loved or cherished.
  • Twelve roses assures the recipient they are truly and deeply loved.
  • Thirteen roses indicate a secret admirer.
    • Just for fun, these are a few facts about roses you may not know:-

  • Roses blooms are edible and taste of green apples and strawberries.
  • The rose family also includes pears, apples, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots and almonds.
  • The rose is named as the favourite flower of 85% of all Brits.
  • A fossilized rose – over 35 million years old – was found in Colorado.
  • Rose hips contain more vitamin c than any other fruit or vegetable.
  • Mythology states that roses grew thorns when cupid accidentally shot an arrow in to a rose garden.
  • The oldest rose in the world has flourished for over 1,000 years on the wall of Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany.
  • For Valentines day, rose growers hike their prices up by a whopping 42%.
  • There are more than 15,000 different types of rose species and cultivated varieties worldwide.
  • Personally, I just love their simplistic beauty and the way their petals unfurl to uncover the heart in the centre.



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