The Meaning of Roses


Happy June: Month of the Rose!

In a time when social etiquette strictly limited the scope of conversation and communication deemed “appropriate,” floriography or “the language of flowers” was popularly used as a secret code by which true feelings could be clandestinely expressed. Each flower held particular symbolic meaning. But in the special case of the rose, even the colour was significant.

White: Purity, Innocence
Yellow: Joy, Friendship
Coral: Fascination, Desire
Light Pink: Admiration, Appreciation
Dark Pink: Gratitude
Red: Passion, True Love


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