Do you know that roses in other colours have meanings too?

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Red and white roses together means unity. Pink roses mean grace and gentility. Yellow roses symbolise joy. Orange or coral roses communicate your desire. Burgundy roses are a compliment to your sweetheart’s unconscious beauty. Sweetheart roses are for couples who like nicknames, as they mean darling, dear, or honey.

A single rose signifies simplicity, a nice statement to make if your pockets are empty. White roses means your sweetheart is heavenly. While rosebuds warn that you are too young for love.

So what kind of message do you want to send to your sweetheart in this season of love? Don’t forget to choose the right flower that will convey your feelings.

One red rose symbolizes love. (Photo: Shutterstock)

We decided to look a bit further into the meaning of this lovely gesture and found out why the red rose has become such an important symbol of love.

Roses have been around for more than 35 million years and can be found in various places around the world.

According to ProFlowers, the red rose started off in the Greek and Roman times in connection with Aphrodite and Venus –the two goddesses of Love.

It was later incorporated in Shakespeare’s work and used to symbolize passion and affection.

From then on the world adopted the red rose into a worldwide symbol of love.

Anything from a deep burgundy color to a bright red can be found in the aromatic flower.

You’d be surprised to know that even the quantity of roses has a meaning.

One rose demonstrates love, two tied together represents an engagement, a dozen portrays gratitude and thanks, 25 are reserved for a congratulate event and 50 shows unconditional and passionate love.

SEE ALSO: The do’s and don’ts of Valentine’s Day

So for this February 14th, think carefully about who you want to give a red rose to… and how many would deliver just the right message!

 

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