The Meaning Of 12 Red Roses

By: Elizabeth Crosthon

Very few things convey the feeling of love and adoration better than a dozen fresh red roses. Fossil evidence shows that roses are at least 35 million years old and better than 150 different species thrive on six of the seven continents, though none so revered as the red rose.

For more than 5000 years people have been growing roses. Not only were they grown for their beauty they were used for their oils as natural medications and perfumed scents as well as using their petals as confetti; tossed in the air at parades and parties

While the repressed and extremely formal Victorians used flower types and colors to express sentiments not considered proper to speak, the practice of red roses being linked to love extends to ancient Rome. That culture of elegance and style often used symbolic means of expression including flowers, but the complex system of hidden meanings really became prominent with the Victorians. In that time, many different flowers other than roses began to be included.

It is not only the color of red roses that carry significant meaning; you can send a different message depending on how open or closed the flower blooms are. By presenting a bouquet of roses that are unopened, you are offering a symbol of youth and innocence. If the bouquet of a dozen red roses is made up of fully opened roses, the love is in full bloom-befitting for an anniversary celebration.

Not only does the bloom of the rose carry significant meaning, so does the number of roses given. One single rose bud conveys the message of simplicity, which is why it is popular with new and young relationships. A bouquet of one dozen fresh red roses communicates the message, "I still love you".

There is also a significant meaning to pink roses. Different shades of pink convey different messages. Appreciation and respect is signified by dark pink roses, while feelings of sympathy are demonstrated by the lighter shades of pink. Giving a mixture of both red and pink rosebuds means that you feel the recipient is both beautiful and full-of-life.

Roses are very valuable because they can be very hard to grow. Just ask anyone that has tried to grow perfect roses. A dozen fresh red roses are usually in high demand. It is easy to order flower delivery over the phone or online. This makes is very easy to send the person you love a message containing your feelings.

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