Rose Color Meanings: What You Should Know
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Do you love roses? Learn about rose color meanings and how a gift of beautiful roses can communicate your true emotions and feelings.
With flowers of almost every color, except blue, roses are one of the most versatile flowering plants in terms of the variety of color that they bring. They’re also the birth flower for the month of June. But, have you ever wondered what your favorite color rose signifies? Learn more about rose color meanings.
Red roses are one of the most popular ways to say “I love you.” Their deep red color also means courage and passion. My favorite rose bush for the garden is ‘Mr. Lincoln’, which grows tall and produces copious amounts of very fragrant, deep red, blossoms.
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A gift of white roses means innocence, purity or sympathy. When used in bridal bouquets, they signify happy love. I have grown several varieties of white roses, and my favorite is ‘Pristine’, which has beautifully shaped blossoms.
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Yellow roses can brighten up any day and signify friendship. There two types of yellow roses that I enjoy growing — ‘Rio Samba,’ which is a hybrid tea rose and ‘Graham Thomas’, which is a David Austin shrub rose that is extremely fragrant.
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The pastel shades of peach roses are often given as a sign of appreciation or gratitude. ‘Medallion’ and ‘Brandy’ hybrid tea varieties produce beautiful peach blooms.
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Light Pink Roses
Light pink roses can be used to communicate a variety of emotions including grace, joy and admiration. I enjoy growing the highly fragrant ‘Abraham Darby’, which is another David Austin shrub rose. ‘Bewitched’ is my favorite hybrid tea light pink rose.
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Red and White Roses
Bi-colored roses also have special meanings, like the red and white roses of ‘Double Delight’, which symbolize unity.
Other Rose Color Meanings
Colorful roses signify the following emotions:
- Dark Pink rose – Thank You
- Orange rose – Desire, enthusiasm
- Coral rose – Desire
- Lavender rose – Love at first sight
Whether you give a gift of roses from your garden or from the florist, there is a rose color meaning that can express the emotions you wish to communicate.