Since ancient times, special meaning has been attributed to different colors and species of flowers. Roses have always represented love, in general, but the specific significance changes with the colors of the petal. If you want your gift of roses to carry with it an inherent message, you'll need to understand the meaning behind each color.


1. Red

It should be no surprise that a red rose represents romantic love and passion. Red roses have long been the go-to gift for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and birthdays. The more vibrant the shade, the more passionate the feeling. When red roses are a part of a bridal bouquet, they represent deep respect and appreciation of your partner.

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