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Red Roses History And Significance

Feb 18, 2008
A dozen fresh red roses are an excellent way to convey your feelings of love and adoration. Very few other things can get the same reaction. Roses are at least 35 million years old, and red roses are the most beloved. There are 150 unique varietals grown on six of the seven continents

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

The Romans, who were known for their elegant tastes and love of symbolism, began the tradition of giving red roses to lovers. In prim and proper Victorian times, vibrant red roses were among the flowers of many colors which were used to express feelings that could not be expressed by word or touch. It was during these Victorian times that many different flowers began to acquire secret meanings.

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.

Through the years, because of their relative difficulty to grow (ask any gardener!) the value of a dozen fresh red roses has only heightened. However, the ease of coordinating flower delivery over the phone, as well as on the Internet, makes sending someone you adore a message of love more convenient than ever before.
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Whether you're looking to order romantic 12 red roses, pink roses, or the unique, and growing in popularity blue roses, be sure to buy the flowers as fresh-cut as possible.
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