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Giving Flowers Guide

Rose Givers Guide

Know what rose colors symbolize before sending a bouquet.
Roses are the traditional gift given on Valentines Day, but they're certain to be well-received any time of year. But before you buy roses, know what message you're sending.

The color of a rose can have a very different meaning from what you intend. To ensure that your love understands what the roses you bestow mean, check this guide to rose colors and their meanings:

Type of Rose
Red Roses

Red roses proclaim "I love you." They are the ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion. Florists can't keep up with Valentines Day demand for red roses, which makes them especially expensive in February. Buy Red Roses Online.

Pale Pink Roses

Pale pink roses connote grace, gentleness, and gratitude.

Light Pink Roses

A joy to behold, light pink roses express fun and happiness.

Deep Pink Roses

Deep pink roses say "Thank you."

Lilac Roses
Lilac roses indicate the sender has fallen in love at first sight with the recipient and is enchanted.
White Roses

Pure white roses symbolize truth and innocence. They also send other messages: "I miss you" and "You're heavenly."

Coral Roses
Coral roses express one thing with their passionate color: Desire.
Peach Roses
Peach roses speak of appreciation, gratitude, and also sympathy.
Orange Roses

Orange roses communicate enthusiasm and desire on the part of the sender.

Yellow Roses
Yellow roses indicate friendship and freedom -- so don't send them if your intentions are romantic and long-lasting. Yellow roses are also appropriate for sending congratulations to newlyweds, graduates, Texans, and new mothers.
Dead Roses
Regardless of the original color, dead roses say "It's over" loud and clear.


Type of Rose
White Roses + Yellow Roses

A symbol of harmony.

Red Roses + Yellow Roses

A message of happiness and celebration.

Red Roses + White Roses

An indication of bonding and harmony.


Type of Rose
Single Red Rose

"I love you" (but I'm not going to go broke telling you).

Single Rose
Any Color

"I thank you" (and I'm still not going to go broke saying so).

Two Roses Entwined

An engagement or marriage is imminent.


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