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Valentine’s Day : Importance Of Color Of Rose

Posted by @ B H i on February 14, 2007

The rose called the flower of love is one of the most popular and oldest flowers known to man. The word rose has come from the Latin word rosa meaning red and has been a symbol of love since ancient times. Nebuchadnezzar used roses to adorn his palace; Persian used roses for perfume oil and to fill the Sultan’s mattress. And in Kashmir, the Mughal emperors cultured rose gardens and rivers were strewn with rose petals to welcome them on their return from wars.

The rose was created by Chloris, the Greek goddess of flowers. One day she found a lifeless body of a nymph in the woods. She asked for the help of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, who gave her beauty; Dionysus, the god of wine, bestowed nectar to give her a sweet scent, and the three Graces gave her charm, brightness and joy. Then the West Wind, Zephyr blew the clouds away and the Sun god Apollo shone upon her, making the Rose bloom.

Rose is the most prevalent flower that is given on Valentine’s Day or by lovers in general. This beautiful and majestic flower speaks of many eternal love stories. Known for its sensuous scent and delicate petals, Rose brings out all the colors of a relationship.

But roses come in many colors and each of these roses has a separate meaning. So this Valentine before selecting a valentine rose for your sweetheart know what that color rose stands for. Let the magical rose speak the expressions of your heart for you. Here are the different colored roses with their meanings.

Red Rose

Red roses glorify “I love you.” They are the ultimate symbol of love filled with romance and passion. So if on this Valentine you wish to say “I Love You” to someone or want to propose to your sweetheart, then red valentine roses are just for you.

Pale Pink Rose

Pale pink roses signify grace, gentleness, and gratitude. You can give them to your sweetheart and to a person whom you respect a lot.

Light Pink Rose

Light pink roses express fun, happiness and joy. Share this pink Valentine rose with your friends and family.

Deep Pink Rose

Deep pink roses say “Thank you.” Show your gratitude and warmth with deep pink valentine roses.

Lilac Rose

This rose is for love at first sight. The rose indicates that the sender has fallen head over heels in love with you and is just crazy about you.

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