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Why are roses loaded with so many meanings?
To begin with, and according to Wikipedia, the genre "rose" is composed by a group of shrubs that usually have thorns and flowers, and that Roses are the main representatives of the Rosaceae family, which is why it is called rose to the flower of the members of this genre and rosebush to the plant.
Did you know that the number of natural specimens that make up these species is more or less 100. Nevertheless it is still wonderful that thanks to various hybridizations, there are around 30 thousand more varieties. Roses are native to Asia and there are some varieties that are native to Europe, North America and Northwestern Africa.
Also, the main use of Roses is due to their extravagant beauty and particular fragrances. Nowadays, the extraction of essential oils from roses is to be used in the industry of cosmetics, perfumes, medicine and gastronomy.
Another nice fact about this flower is that in classical mythologies, its origins point out with a great deal of mysticism towards Aphrodite. At first, it is affirmed that Cybele created this flower in revenge against the goddess of beauty. Also in another version of classical mythologie, it is stated that the roses sprouted from the ground for the first time as a result of the blood spread along the road while Aphrodite ran with her wounded foot to her adored Adonis, who had been mortally wounded by a wild boar.
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Anyway, these are stories based on classical mythology. However, we rather talk about the different types of roses and their meanings, which varies depending on their color:
What does a red rose symbolize? Red, being a primary color, is recognized and shared under the same meaning by different cultures. Red color is associated with love and eroticism. Consequently Red Rose are usually the perfect and quintessential gift for lovers.
White has always symbolized purity, peace and innocence. In addition white is indicating the beginning of life, or a momentous change. That is why white roses are generally used in religious ceremonies such as weddings, baptizes, and first communions.
From the psychology of color, what a yellow rose symbolizes is youth, fun, joy, beauty and friendship, that is why they are the perfect gift for many celebrations on multiple occasions during different seasons of life. And, different seasons of the year.
According to many, blue roses represent the colors of the sky, which are freedom and tranquility. So if you send a flower arrangement with Blue Roses to someone, who may be a little nervous or distressed about life events. The Blue Roses bouquet delivered to their door will cause such an emotion that it will be able to stabilize their mood.
The color orange is the color that appears at midday on a sunny day. So it is conceived as the color of life and creativity associated with physical and mental energy. Also, It is constituted as a color that generates confidence in oneself and a strong spirit of independence. That is why the roses belonging to this color palette are commonly given as a gift on multiple occasions to show admiration, pride, and strong emotions. Also, Orange roses will convey energy and joy.
At La Florela we have a variety of roses in different colors with longer stems. Our Roses' stems length are 20 and 24 inches. And here is the answer to why we make this clarification? Because the length of the Rose stem is what makes the head of the rose look bigger and live longer: longer stem, larger vase life.
So if you still have any doubts about which Color of roses you should give to that person you have in mind, please contact us, we gladly will help you.