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Pictures of Roses – Red Rose can bloom in varying shades of red and, of course, with a fragrant scent. Sometimes, people also related this different shade with a different symbol. For example, a bright red rose is to symbolizes romance, and on the other hand, burgundy signifies the love that has to be realized yet.

Red rose becomes the right choice if you want to let other people know about your feeling of affection.

It can be for friends, girlfriend or boyfriend, parents, someone who just celebrated success, and many more. Whether it is sending a single rose or a bouquet of roses, a red rose never misses surprising people.

1. Red Roses

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Based on the historical record, people started to know about red rose through the symbolic history in Greek and Roman iconography.

It is tied to Venus, or Aphrodite, which is the goddess of love. When the Christian time comes, it is then related to the virtue of the Virgin Mary.

After that period, Shakespeare then came and made red rose a poetic standard. Added with the work from Gertrude Stein, the red rose became the symbol of passionate affection.

Since that time, red roses have often appeared in literature, poetry, classical work, or even in film.

Red rose can bloom in varying shades of red, and of course, with a fragrant scent. Sometimes, people also related this different shade with a different symbol.

For example, a bright red rose is to symbolize romance, on the other hand, burgundy signifies the love that has to be realized yet.

Red rose becomes the right choice if you want to let other people know about your feeling of affection.

It can be for friends, girlfriend or boyfriend, parents, someone who just celebrated success, and many more. Whether it is sending a single rose or a bouquet of roses, a red rose never misses surprising people.

2. Pink Roses

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A study revealed that the first trace of pink rose is from fossils aged 40 million years ago. More recent historical evidence also found that pink rose originally grown in China’s Imperial rose garden started from 5,000 years ago.

Following this finding, the pink rose keeps showing in much other historical evidence. Pink rose is the very first variety of roses to cultivate. It is because this rose is the most common in the wild of many countries in the world.

Back in the Victorian era, a pink rose was usually used to decorate many things such as wallpaper or greeting cards. The use of pink rose to keep growing widely in showing affection.

As pink rose also has different shades of pink, people make use of it in making this flower show its true beauty through the magnificent arrangement.

Pink rose is commonly used to show the feeling of thoughtfulness, sentiment, as well as passion. On some occasions, people also use a pink rose to show contemporary color punch, as this flower can match any type of purpose. 

3. Purple Rose

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Purple rose is one of the favorites among rose lovers. Since it has varying shades, each level can show different meanings as well.

in general, and a purple rose means enchantment. It can also be inferred that people who give a purple rose to someone want to convey that they already fell in love with that person from first sight.

Purple rose shows deep charm and magnetism. It makes almost all of the recipients could not resist what this flower seeks to convey.

It means that the first meeting between the giver and the receiver is totally impressed the sender. The meaning of enchantment conveyed by purple rose also means that it suggests transcendental or fleeting. It also feels magical at the same time.

Besides enchantment, the purple rose also has the meaning of glory, opulence, as well as majesty.

From time to time, the purple rose is already known for its elegant and grandeur color. This flower also has strong emotion of enthrallment, more specifically at very first sight.

Even though there is no indication of a permanent feeling of this attraction, a deep impression is enough to make this flower suit that moment.

Therefore, anytime you feel bowled by someone on your first meeting, you can give a few purples rose to him or her.

4. Blue Rose

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Blue rose is actually does not exist in nature. It just started in 2004, when scientists used genetic modifications in creating roses with a blue pigment called delphinidin. It is because roses are lack of specific gene which has the ability to produce a true blue color.

On the other hand, the conventional hybridization method actually resulted in the blue moon color. In which, it is more accurately described as lilac color.

A traditional way to make blue roses was even by dyeing white roses. Blue dye was placed in the bark of the roots so that it could absorb the color.

In many cultures, blue roses are often related to royal blue blood.

As a result, blue roses also denote regal majesty as well as splendor. In line with the absence in nature of this flower, people also symbolize blue roses with mystery and longing to attain the impossibility.

Some cultures also said that the holder of blue rose is able to have his or her wishes granted in the future.

Even so, the term blue roses have already appeared in many kinds of literary works.

For example, The Glass Menagerie play by Tennessee Willia had Jim make a nickname of Laura as ‘Blue Roses’. It happened after he misheard her explain that she had been out of school with peurosis.

Besides that, the blue rose term also appeared in work A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

In that work, a character named Rahegar gives it as a present to Lyanna. This present makes anyone who breathes the fragrance will forget everything.

5. White Roses

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People started to make use of white rose in the 14th century. Mostly in England, a white rose was used to show the heraldic sign of the Duke of York, who faced off with the red rose (as the sign of the Lancaster family). It gives the renowned War of Roses its name.

From that time, the white rose grew and often symbolized innocence and purity. These characteristics make white rose associated with bridal bouquets and wedding ceremonies.

Nowadays, the white rose grows with being associated with both formal ceremony and pure love.

It makes this flower has a great and varying purpose of use. It is also a perfect decision to use a white rose during formal ceremonies such as anniversaries, christening, or even graduation.

As you can see, the white rose does not have vibrant color to upstage it. However, the structural beauty of this rose can be shown to its best advantage simply by making it a bouquet of elegant white rose.

White rose can suit reverent occasions well. While at the same time, a white rose also can fit the way you want to show honor to your friend or for the loved one during a new beginning or a farewell.

White rose stands in the highest place when it is related to show purity. Completed with its elegance, the white rose never fails to convey respect.

It is also the right decision to make this flower pays homage to a new start or even to express hope for the future.

6. Yellow Roses

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During the 18th century, people experienced the full swing of roses. However, at that time, the type of roses cultivated were only in the shades of pink and white.

Evidence showed that the first trace of yellow rose was found in the Middle East in the same century. Slowly, European started to grow their love affair with this yellow rose.

Nowadays, the yellow rose is famous for its fragrance scent, however, the early yellow rose actually lacked a sweet scent.

People who realize that this beautiful new variation of a rose might not stand a long time in the market then keep developing a special method to make this flower has a stronger fragrance. The various method was developed and refined.

At last, people could find the best method and finally be able to make yellow rose has a sweet and spicy rose scent. Soon, this new invention spread vastly.

All good characteristics of flower had been achieved by yellow rose. It makes people grow more of their affection and love for this flower. During that time, the yellow rose was continually used to show optimistic and aromatic glory.

At the present time, the yellow rose is usually associated with good cheer. This flower becomes the perfect choice to toast friends, send a general wish for the well-being, as well as to lift spirits. Besides that, yellow Rose is also famous for its simple yet architectural beauty.

Yellow color is also associated with the sun, as it has life-giving warmth. Yellow rose also can speak the warm feeling you have towards others. Especially in Eastern cultures, yellow roses represent the feeling of wisdom, joy, as well as power.

7. Orange Roses

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If the yellow rose was found in the 18th century, the orange rose is way younger than that. Cultivators just began to experiment with crossbreeding of red and yellow roses at the turn of the 20th century to create an orange rose.

When the method finally succeeded, this invention bloomed widely throughout the world. It brought a fresh and modern-looking look compared to the traditional flowers.

Of a sudden, orange rose became the favorite choice on the rose scene. Moreover, this flower also has the perfect mix of classic and contemporary, which makes it a great gift to light up someone’s day.

As today there has been more and more color variation of roses, orange rose still gains its popularity during the bright summer months.

This flower can show a sweet summer romance or wish for your girlfriend’s or boyfriend’s birthday.

As this flower suggests fire, glowing sunset, and citrus, an orange rose becomes the perfect choice for summertime to bloom amazingly.

The unique and vibrant of this flower makes it able to bring invigorating energy to joyful occasions during summer.

The meaning has by orange color is usually associated with friendly and emerging love of friendship. As this flower also gets the brave color from red rose, it also has fiery tones. It makes this flower indicates passion as well as intensity.

Orange rose is the perfect choice if you want to send any message of enthusiasm. The reason behind this can be varying, such as love, friendship, gratitude, or even congratulations.

In addition, the orange rose also has an intense hue, which makes it a one-of-a-kind charm. Sending a bouquet of orange roses to someone can be a perfect gift. Moreover, if you want to show that he or she is a special person for you.

8. Black Roses

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Black rose is one glorious rose with many symbols. In many fictions, it is usually related with such meaning as black magic, black beauty, and many more.

The black color of the rose is actually caused by the combination of roses with the very dark shade of red, maroon, or purple.

Another method to create this flower is also to place it in a vase of mixed water with black ink or blackened by a certain method such as burning.

Based on the language of flower in the 19th century, the black rose has the meaning of death, despair, and hatred.

On some occasions, it is also used to signify rebirth or farewell for good. A true black rose is almost impossible to find in nature. Therefore, the black rose also emphasizes the utmost devotion and exclusivity in a relationship.

Regarding romance, the black rose also can represent a tragic story. Black rose almost never used to show happiness.

In many samples of literature work, it always stands for sadness or even a type of relationship, which will not work. Based on tarotology, the black rose also has everything opposite to the white rose.

Black rose represents ugliness, revenge, immortality, disrespect, and even a state of despair.


Even though the black rose has such meaning, as mentioned before, it is often used as the spotlight of many literary works. It is often used as the title of many romantic novels.

Some authors who used it are Nora Roberts, Debra Mullins, Christina Skye, as well as Harlequin. It also became the title of a song performed by Clear Light and Barrington Levy.

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