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The Meaning of Red Roses – The number one Valentine’s Day Flower

Written by Jenna White - The Flower Delivery Company on January 14th, 2014.      3 comments

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When you read “Red Rose” what do you think of…?  LOVE of course! Lovey dovey ooey gooey besotted Valentine’s Day LOVE! Yes it’s that time of year again, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so I found it only right that I educate you a wee bit more (because you’re already very knowledgeable and clever) about our very romantic friend – Mr Red Rose (or Mrs Red Rose if you prefer – or even Dr Red Rose if you’re so inclined).

The red rose is one of the most popular and famous flowers in the WORLD! They are the signature flower of that wonderful day where we express our love for our favourite people… VALENTINE’S DAY! A single rose says a lot… “I love you” “I miss you” “Be my Valentine” and sometimes even “Will you marry me?” they’re pretty clever those red roses although don’t be misled in to thinking they can actually talk and say those things aloud… they can’t. That would just be silly.

Roses are typically sold as single stems or by the dozen with one dozen red roses being one of the most popular items sent by Florists worldwide. The romantic connotations that red roses evoke also mean that they are widely used in other lovey dovey occasions such as anniversaries and weddings, the classic red rose posy with its rich colour is one of the most popular bridal designs to this day.
The meaning of the red rose can be traced back many centuries, as early as Roman and Greek mythology where it was closely linked to the goddess of love and became a symbol of deep emotion.  The red rose began to be used to adorn marriage ceremonies soon rendering it a symbol of love and faithfulness. Over time, the tradition of giving flowers as a sign of affection grew, and naturally the red rose became the first choice for conveying the strongest message of love!

Roses are typically grown in green houses all year round with their natural outdoor flowering season being that of the summer months, another reason why they are so popular – they are so readily available. There are A LOT of different types of roses (over 100 species) and even a lot of different RED ROSES! Oh yes, a red rose is not just a “Red Rose”! There are all sorts, for instance here in New Zealand we grow six very beautiful red roses – each different from the next, they even have their own fancy names - Prestige, Red Naomi, Myrna, Grand Prix, First Red and Black Magic, each with its own look and characteristics.

So then… What will you be sending your Valentine on February 14th this year? Flowers I hope! Red Roses maybe? How can you resist! Go on, smell the roses, spread the love and be sure to buy locally grown!
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