We give flowers on all sorts of special occasions like weddings, birthdays or just because we can and they even come out at some of life's less-than-pleasant events like funerals and to apologise. Over the years roses have been cultivated, the myriad of colours they come in have been associated with all sorts of different meanings that we're going to take a look at now.
Red 'dark desire' rose
This is possibly the easiest rose to guess the meaning behind: love. It conquers all! And is, of course, one of the most stunning options out there. Great for wedding proposals, Valentine's Days and apologies from both sexes, the red rose is a pretty timeless one you can't go past.
Dark pink rose
Dark pink is typically associated with appreciation, gratitude and to say a heartfelt 'thank you'.
Light pink rose
Admiration, sympathy, grace and joy are typically symbolised in a fresh light pink rose. Not a bad colour to decorate the mantle with, either!
All about friends, the yellow rose is bright, refreshing, sunny and happy, meaning if you gift it to a friend, they are one indeed.
White roses sure do look good because they're clean, crisp, fresh-looking and pretty, but they also tend to be associated with one of the saddest days out there: funerals.
White roses tend to be associated with those days because they are seen as the ultimate symbol of spirituality, purity, and innocence. All the things you want on an otherwise dark day.
You don't see peach roses all too often, but when you do, they're certainly an eye-grabber! Maybe that's why they stand for appreciation, closing the deal, getting together and sincerity. What a nice feeling!
Typically roses don't have much of a meaning just because they smell nice, but this collection certainly does that!
The 'fragrant collection' from this year's BHG reader rose offer is our most popular collection and will bring some stunning life to your garden. Have a look at it more, here!