Roses have a long and colorful history and they are one of the most popular flowers around the world. Over the centuries they have been the symbols of love, beauty, war and politics. In ancient times, roses appeared in myths and were appreciated by rulers and used during great celebrations and parties. According to ancient legend, roses were created by Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love. They grew from her tears and the blood of her lover – Adonis. Cleopatra, probably inspired by the mythical origins of roses, used their petals during public appearances. She wanted to be remembered as a goddess who smelled like roses.
It is an ornamental and deciduous plant. It consists of root, stem, leaves and buds.
In addition to beautiful and fragrant flowers, also provides excellent aromatic essential oil, which is obtained from rose petals and which serves to make perfumes. The petals of roses, especially the pink ones, can also make traditional sweet.
It is important to know the special symbolism of roses before we offer them, because when we consciously choose the color our gesture number gets more value and meaning and offers even greater joy to the recipient.
Rose Flower Meanings based on color:
Red Roses: A red rose is an unmistakable expression of love. Red roses convey deep emotions - like love, longing or desire. Red Roses can also be used to convey respect, admiration or devotion. A deep red rose can be used to convey heartfelt regret and sorrow.
White Roses: White is the color of purity and innocence. White flowers are generally associated with new beginnings and make an ideal accompaniment to a first-time bride walking down the aisle. White flowers can be used to convey sympathy or humility. They also are indicative of spirituality.
Yellow Roses: Yellow roses are an expression of exuberance. Yellow roses evoke sunny feelings of joy, warmth and welcome. They are symbols of friendship and caring. The yellow rose, like the other roses, does not carry an undertone of romance. It indicates purely platonic emotions.
Pink Roses: Pink roses are used to convey gentle emotions such as admiration, joy and gratitude. Light pink rose blooms are indicative of sweetness and innocence. Deep pink rose blooms convey deep gratitude and appreciation. Pink roses also representing elegance and grace.
Orange Roses: While a yellow rose reminds us of the sun, an orange rose reminds us of a fiery blaze. These fiery blooms signify passion and energy. Orange roses can be used to express intense desire, pride and warmth. They also convey a sense of fascination.
Lavender Roses: Lavender rose like its color conveys enchantment. It also expresses "love at first sight". Darker shades of lavender roses (close to purple) convey a sense of regal majesty and splendor. These roses are used to express fascination and adoration.
Blue Roses: A perfectly blue rose is still elusive like the perfectly black rose. Blue roses cannot be achieved naturally so they represent the unattainable or the mysterious. Blue roses therefore embody the desire for the unattainable. They say "I can't have you but I can't stop thinking about you".
Green roses: Green is the color of harmony, of opulence, of fertility. It is also a color indicative of peace and tranquility. Green roses (these are off-white roses with shades of green) can symbolize best wishes for a prosperous new life or wishes for recovery and good health.
Black Roses: Black is the color of death and farewell. A black rose, like the blue rose remains elusive. What we know as black roses are actually really dark red roses. Black roses convey the death of a feeling or idea. Sending black roses to someone indicates the death of the relationship.
Mixed Roses: By mixing rose blooms of different colors purposefully, you can create a bouquet full of emotions. For example, a bouquet of red and white roses would mean I love you intensely and my intentions are honorable. A random mix of roses would convey mixed feelings or send a message: "I don't know what my feelings are yet but I sure do like you enough to send you roses."
Find out what a single rose in different colors says:
A single red rose says: "I love you"
A single white rose says: "My feelings are pure"
A single yellow rose says: "You bring joy to my life" "Let's be friends"
A single pink rose says: "I like you"
A single orange rose says: "I am proud of you"
A single peach rose says: "Thank you" "I sympathize with you"
A single lavender rose says: "I am enchanted by you"
A single blue rose says: "You seem like an unattainable dream"
The number symbolism in the case of roses is especially associated with red roses and by that association to romantic involvement. So when you send a bunch of red roses or receive it count the blooms and read below what the numbers are saying:
One rose: Love at first sight, or years later "you are still the one."
Two roses: Mutual love and affection!
Three roses: The traditional three-month anniversary gift also simply means "I love you."
Six roses: Infatuation, or "I want to be yours."
Nine roses: Nine roses symbolizes eternal love or "I want to be with you forever."
10 roses: A perfect 10 means "You are perfection."
12 roses: A dozen means "be mine."
13 roses: it means you'll be friends forever, or have a secret admirer.
15 roses: Does you have a reason to apologize? Then send 15 roses meaning "I'm sorry.".
20 roses: Means "Believe me, I am sincere to you."
21 roses: "I am dedicated to you" is the hidden meaning behind 21 roses.
24 roses: If one dozen says "be mine," two dozen says "I'm yours."
25 roses: Are you pregnant? Did you just get a promotion? Congratulate someone with 25 roses.
36 roses: Three dozen says "I'm head over heels in love" or "I will remember our romantic moments."
40 roses: Says: "My love for you is genuine."
50-plus roses: Fifty and beyond can mean a few things, and they're all big. Traditionally, they mean my love knows no bounds.
There is nothing more perfect and touching than a special gift which will bring pleasure and happy memories. Find at www. anthemionflowers.gr classic or modern bouquets or arrangements of roses suitable for every occasion and delight your special recipient.