A Rose is a Rose?

There are many varied definitions of what each color of rose symbolizes. Florists and floral experts alike will agree that flowers hold the meaning we give them and the feeling with which they are given.

With this in mind, there are some common folklore associations relevant to each color of rose. You may find other lists that suggest different meanings for each color. This is because there is no "Definitive" list for rose color meanings. This guide is merely to suggest colors for certain occasions/expressions.

Red Roses- Love, Respect, Courage

Yellow Roses- Joy, Gladness, Freedom, Friendship

Pink/Peach Roses- Gratitude, Admiration, Sympathy

White Roses- Reverence, Purity, Innocence, Peace

Coral/Orange Roses- Fascination, Enthusiasm,

Lavender Roses- Enchantment

Red and White Roses- Unity

Red, Pink & White Roses- Trinity

Remember, roses, or any other flowers for that matter, also hold the meaning we give them and the feeling with which they are given. That is what makes them special. So with your sentiment, any flowers will send the message that you are thinking of the recipient regardless of the color.

Always contact a real florist to get the best value & service.

Tenley McDonald- Former Florist- Now Co-Owner of http://www.flowerpowernetwork.com (Online Directory of Real Local Florists) Ms. McDonald has over 14 years experience in ~Consumer Relations/Marketing ~Customer Service Management ~Floral Design. Please email the Author directly for reprint permission of this article.

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