The rose is a flower that is steeped in tradition. There are many elements, such as the type of rose and number of stems, which can carry as much significance as the color. The enduring symbolism of the rose has helped us express many of our most heartfelt sentiments. Let our Rose Traditions and Meanings Guide help you select the best choice for your loved one.
One Dozen Roses “Thinking of You 12 Months a Year”
It is the number most commonly associated with roses. A dozen roses traditionally send a message of love and gratitude. As the significance of a dozen roses has become more prevalent, it has become the standard for rose arrangements for all occasions.
Two Dozen Roses – “Thinking of You 24 Hours a Day”
With double the number of roses than a traditional dozen roses, a bouquet of two dozen roses carries double the meaning! Two dozen roses as a romantic gift says “I belong to you.” For other occasions, two dozen roses adds to the extravagance of the gift.
Long Stemmed Roses
Long stemmed roses carry a deep meaning and are often the most desired & appreciated type of rose. A bouquet of long stemmed roses signifies, “I will remember you always.” A single long stemmed rose is a message of simplicity, such as “I love you” or “Thank you”.
These roses are known for their miniature blooms, but the smaller size does not lessen their significance or their impact. As their name implies, these roses are a symbol of affection perfect for a sweetheart.
Roses for Occasions
With many colors to choose from and the many meanings associated with them, roses are a wonderful gift for any occasion, each representing a different meaning, See the Colour page for more detail.
Roses & Chocolates
Roses and chocolates are a classic gift combination. Nothing says “romance” more than a bouquet of red roses and a box of chocolates. Adding chocolates to a gift of roses adds that extra special accent to an expression of love.