Valentine Article: The Meaning of Rose Colors

"I love you," respect and courage.

"You're heavenly," reverence and humility, innocence and purity, secrecy and silence, and "I'm worthy of you."

Red + White

Grace and gentility

Deep pink
Gratitude and appreciation

Joy and gladness

Red + Yellow
Cheerful, happy feelings

Coral or Orange
Enthusiasm and desire

Deep burgundy
Unconscious beauty

Pale colors
Sociability and friendship

Beauty, youth, a heart innocent of love, "you are young and beautiful."

Red rosebuds
Pure and lovely

A single rose

A single rose in full bloom
"I love you" or "I love you still" (in this case, you can justify not getting a full bouquet)

Hybrid tea roses
"I'll remember you always"

Withered white roses
Beware of these! They stand for fleeting beauty and "you made no impression".

Two roses taped or wired together (to form one stem)
Engagement or coming marriage (don't do it unless you mean it).