Beauty Among Thorns: Roses

Do you want to send a friend or a loved one a rose?

Or maybe you have recently received a rose and are wondering about the intentions of the person who gave it to you.

Number. Size. Color. Three things to think about before purchasing roses!


If you wish to prevent any misunderstandings (whether as the sender or receiver), perhaps you should keep reading.


Numbers Matter!

  • A single rose is a message of true devotion.

  • Two roses symbolizes strong romantic intentions, unity, or mutual love.

  • Three roses: one month anniversary. Stands for I-Love-You (three words).

  • Six roses indicates a desire to be loved/ cherished or speaks of an infatuation.

  • Nine roses stands for everlasting love.

  • Ten roses represents perfection and satisfaction.

  • Eleven roses shows deep, lasting devotion.

  • Twelve roses expresses desire and passionate love.

  • Thirteen roses hints of a secret admirer.

  • Fifteen roses indicates deep sympathy or “I am sorry”.

  • Twenty roses stands for sincere love.

  • Twenty one speaks of dedication.

  • Twenty four makes a bold statement of “I am yours and you are mine”.

  • Twenty five roses means congratulations.

  • Thirty six symbolizes a head-over-heals kind of love. Marriage proposal.

  • Forty roses symbolizes genuine love.

  • Forty four: constant and unchanging love

  • Fifty+ indicates an endless love.

  • Ninety nine: “Until death do us part”

  • One hundred and eight: Marriage proposal

  • Three hundred sixty five: Love for every day of the year.


Don’t Forget About Size!

  • Long stemmed roses: “I Love You”

  • Short stemmed roses: “You Are My Sweetheart” 



Color Changes the Meaning

Red Roses Symbolize:

  • Love
  • Passion
  • Longing
  • Deep appreciation

Appropriate Occasions:

  • Romantic Dates
  • Anniversaries
  • Mother’s Day
  • Appreciation Services


Yellow Roses Symbolize:

  • Sympathy
  • Infidelity (Be careful who you give this color too) 
  • Friendship
  • Happiness

Appropriate Occasions:

  • As a Get-Well-Soon Gesture
  • I-Hope-You-Have-A-Great-Day Message
  • Hidden Love




Lavender Roses Symbolize:

  • Love at First Sight
  • First Love
  • Mystery
  • Majesty
  • Enchantment


  • Easter
  • First Date
  • First Year Anniversary
  • Secret Admirer 



Pink Roses Symbolize:

  • Gratitude
  • Appreciation
  • Young Love
  • Femininity
  • Admiration


  • Co-Worker Appreciation
  • Prom Night
  • Thank You Message



White Roses Symbolize:

  • Innocence
  • Purity
  • Sympathy
  • Humility

Appropriate Occasions:

  • First Date
  • Wedding
  • Funeral
  • Apology Message



Bright Orange Roses Symbolize:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Fascination

Peach Roses Symbolize:

  • Modesty
  • Bashfulness

Appropriate Occasion:

  • A Job-Well-Done Gesture
  • Blind Date


Red and White Roses Symbolize:

  • Unity
  • Falling in Love

Appropriate Occasions:

  • Weddings
  • Romantic Occasions
  • Marriage Proposals


Cream Colored Roses Symbolize:

  • Charm
  • Thoughtfulness

Appropriate Occasions:

  • Memorial Services
  • Appreciation Days

Black Roses: (NOT PICTURED)

  • Death
  • Farewell
  • Grief






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